Saturday, April 26, 2014

W is for... Weather



The A to Z challenge is becoming more difficult by the day. On weekends my thinking faculties give up and I use my brains only while watching the current TV series that we are hooked on to - Homeland. So, when you don’t want to rack your brains the only unimaginative thing that comes to your mind is? – The weather of course.

During a time when everything is personal and anything can hurt sentiments, a curious soul like me doesn’t know what to talk about. The conversation hovers around movies, news, songs and when all else fails, the weather. Really, even a simple ‘how are you’ can mean a sarcastic query if the person in question is not doing too well! Weather atleast seems a safe territory to venture into.

My question is, does it really matter when we discuss weather? I mean unless you work at the meteorological department and your bread and butter depends on it, is it really important to talk about it? Even my android phone becomes uninspired when I have to go on a holiday – it starts giving me weather predictions after digging information from my gmail on where I am going next. Wouldn’t it be nicer if it could automatically give me information on the best restaurants, you know, because now it knows me so well!

Let’s agree on the fact that weather can be an average conversation starter between strangers. But friends? - If this insipid topic does reach your everyday chit-chat, then dude, you need a new boss to crib about or possibly you need to do bungee jumping or even go bald... something to make your life, well, life.

Also, why do we only talk about bad weather? I am tired of hearing about snow in New York, heat in Dubai, rain in London and humidity in Mumbai. And why do we only talk about food when occasionally we talk about good weather? As in the chai and pakora thing when it rains is way too overused and just shows how we inherently don’t deserve a light drizzle because we just end up increasing our cholesterol because of it!

Anyway, it is sad that I am up at 6 on a Saturday. A nasty back ache can be a literal pain in the ass, I tell you. Let me blame it for this uninspired post. Not that I think from you-know-where but only because I am slightly worried about things. Spring is here, I shouldn’t be sad, right? Oh, it is summer in your land, you say? Brace up, we have a few long months ahead of us.

Ouch! Did I start talking about the weather again? 

25 comments:

  1. Enjoyed this rambling, ranting type of post today :) As I was reading your entertaining post, it struck me that we end up talking about weather because we somehow feel we must talk. But why? Why do we have to talk? Why can't we just be silent with one another? I think that's what I would like :) So I shut up now!

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    1. That is why we don't talk about weather with our best friends. Because with them silence is comfortable and we don't really need to talk!

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  2. Weather talk has always been the perfect small talk, is not. Even I try it out now when I need to strike up a conversation.

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    1. I know.. It is such a safe thing to talk about with anyone and everyone!

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  3. You made clever use of an inane topic like weather to fulfill your quota for W.Still the rambling post was absorbing

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    1. Thankyou, KP! I just wanted to write on a light-hearted topic after my poem on Kargil. My blog is not capable of taking frequent seriousness :)

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  4. HA! Sometimes a person can't help but talk about the weather because it really does affect us all. Great W post! ♥

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    1. That is true. Good weather = good mood. Bad weather = bad mood. I just felt it would be fun to dissect the whole topic!

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  5. A to Z is difficult, but it is fun difficult.. For the past few days I am sick, but I make sure that I post something. And yes weather gets all the blame, I am sick so it is kinda bad weather.. Nice post, it got me thinking!

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    1. I've been enjoying this challenge as well. Only thing is that I have not been able to comment. Feel really guilty. Hope Sunday respite will give me a chance to catch up!

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  6. They say that thank God for weather otherwise so many people at gatherings wouldn't know what to talk about. When anybody (and that includes me too) is talking about weather as a conversation starter, I know that the person is trying hard to make a small talk. :)

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    1. Ya. When this topic is discussed something inside me smiles. The devil is laughing though!

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  7. ... and it also acts as a great ice-breaker too :)

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  8. I am having a hard time catching up too :) It's gonna be winter here... brrrrr so cold.

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    1. Wow... I need to figure out where you stay! Southern Hemisphere, I guess? Enjoy the lovely weather!

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  9. Hey Nisha, I agree with you..lol enjoyed the ranting:)

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  10. Haha yes, that's the only good thing about blistering summer. You can go up to random strangers and crib about the sun and dehydration. And yes, since I am not the master of small talk I do fall on weather to rescue me when talking to strangers.

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    1. Haha! True! If it wasn't for weather, small talk would need another messiah!

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  11. Hahaha, how's the weather up there?

    LOL. You know I have had people discussing this on dates too. I ask them to go look outside, so that I can escape in the mean time. I loathe people who run out of conversations and especially those who say "What else?", "And then what?". It annoys the living day light outa me. And when anyone talks about weather, I picturize them being scantily clad, hiding behind clouds reading out the weather news! No kidding!

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    1. Haha! How did I miss putting this in the post! Those Doordarshan ladies use to be damn funny. How times have changed!

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  12. ha ha ha.... i too wanna rant but i am too tired about the sun to rant!

    ~S(t)ri Writes

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    1. Go ahead. Make some lemonade and start!

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  13. We are on the same boat as of now, because middle east summers suck the blood out of us . The only good thing that happens is that clothes dry quick, kitchen and utensils remain dry.. :-)

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  14. Weather... I am eternally grateful to whosoever came up with the idea of discussing it. I am extremely challenged at making small talk so weather comes as a rescuer :) btw, the post is not insipid at all despite your mental faculties going on break.

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Your sweetness makes my day. Gentle criticism will be taken in the right spirit too :)