|The Weather Man - - - will it snow this xmas?
A long time ago, in Communist Russia, there was a famous weather man
He's always had a 100% accuracy rate for his forecasts of the Russian
weather conditions. His people loved him and
respected him for his faultless foresight. He was particularly good at
predicting rain. One night, despite clear skies, he made the prediction
on the 6:00pm news broadcast that a violent storm was approaching. It
would flood the town in which he and his wife lived. He warned the
people to take proper precautions and prepare for the worst.
After he arrived home later that evening, his wife met him at the door
and started arguing with him that his weather prediction was the most
ridiculous thing she had ever heard. This time, she said, he had made a
terrible mistake. There
wasn't a cloud anywhere within 10 miles of the village. As a matter of
fact, that day had been the most beautiful day that the town had ever
had and it was quite obvious to everyone it simply wasn't going to rain.
He told her she was to be quiet and listen to him. If he said it was
going to rain, IT WAS GOING TO RAIN. He had all
of his Russian heritage behind him and he knew what he was talking
about. She argued that although he came from a proud
heritage, IT STILL WASN'T GOING TO RAIN.
They argued back and forth for hours , so much that they went to bed mad
at each other.
During the night, sure enough one of the worst rainstorms hit the
village the likes of which they had never seen. That
morning when Rudolf and his wife arose, they looked out the window and
saw all the water that had fallen that night.
"See," said Rudolf, "I told you it was going to rain."
His wife admitted: "Once again your prediction came true. But I want to
know, just how were you so accurate, Rudolf?"
To which he replied, "You see, Rudolf the Red knows rain dear!"
(Oh dear! Sorry about that. Al')