Saturday, May 30, 2009

Forecasting Weather...........or Whether?

"Is it going to rain this weekend" asks the voice on the phone. If I could look into the future I wouldn't be running a campground and cleaning toilets. That is the response I would like to give. I can't say how many times I have been asked this question. It is like they want a guarantee for their weekend and I cannot supply it for them. I can only repeat what the forecast is as heard on the local broadcast. "Maybe, maybe not" is what I usually say.

The forecast for this weekend was "gorgeous sunny days in the high 80's". I woke up to rain and the air is chilly. Let the complaints begin.............

Last Memorial Day weekend the weather did not cooperate at all and some folks in tents pulled out early. Not a one asked for a refund for their remaining days that were paid for. I would have compensated them with coupons to camp at a later date to be fair, but no one asked. The one that did ask stayed the entire weekend and wanted a full refund because it rained. They didn't get one and were loud and rather rude and haven't been back. Oh well. Ask me "weather" or not I care. On that clever note I will end this post and go clean toilets!

4 comments:

lovelyprism said...

Shoot, most "meteorologists" can't answer that question with any accuracy, what makes anyone think you can? It's 91 degrees with 97% humidity today in Middle Georgia. I'd rather get rained on!

Lover of Life said...

I don't think people should get a refund if the weather is bad. Do they have to give up part of their paycheck if it snows?

luksky said...

I'm not sure if your posts are actually meant to be funny, but they crack me up. As I read some of them I can almost see your expressions and reactions to dealing with the everday
public. :-)

Kathy's Klothesline said...

LoL--I give a refund or some compensation at my own discretion. Some situations just call for it and it builds good will....

luksky--Well, yes, in my own twisted way I do try to see the humor in life. My daughters tell me that my face is easily read, I would like to think that most folks have no idea what I am thinking, though....