By Rebecca Todd
The Hendricks County Flyer
Fri Oct 19, 2012, 02:17 PM EDT
The ultimate would be to have a 75-year-old man give the forecast, because not only have they reached the optimum age, they enjoy predicting the weather. It's practically what they live for. I know this because I worked as a waitress in a small town restaurant when I was in college and there was a table where, every morning, all the 75-year-old men for at least 226 miles around would show up just to sit at their favorite table, drink coffee, compare ailments, and predict the weather based on those ailments.
"My back is a throbbin'. It's gonna snow fer sure," says Earl.
"Gonna be a real nasty sum $%&*#, accordin' to my knees," says Zed.
I would bet money that Earl and Zed could more accurately predict the weather than the perfectly coifed Zack and Cody's that are today's weather predictors. In fact, I recommend the Weather Channel broadcast directly from a retirement home.
Right now it's time for the evening news, so I need to cut this short because I am addicted to it as well. I especially like to mock the weather people. The one I'm watching is probably in her early 30s and wrong, of course. It's not going to be clear and cool. My sciatica says it is clearly going to rain.
- Rebecca Todd is a freelance writer and the author of the book "What's the Point?" available at booklocker.com. Contact her at email@example.com.
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