We are really good at that in this country, aren’t we? Stating the obvious. Particularly when it comes to the weather.
I spent almost three hours in the hairdressers one day last week and it was the day the snow arrived in our part of the world. We all knew it was coming, it had been bloody freezing for days and unless you had been hiding under a rock with no access to TV, radio, social media or local gossip, you might have known that it was coming. So of course, wherever I went the weather was a hot topic of conversation and in the hairdressers, nobody could talk about anything else.
Talk of it being cold. So much talk about the temperature being cold. Noooo! Surely temperatures in the minuses are normal for the UK as we head into the heady heights of March.
“It’s snowing!” Really? I wondered what those little flecks of white were. I realise we don’t get a lot of snow where we live, but it was expected and not only that, we had a weather warning in place which is usually a sign of impending doom when it comes to the weather.
As various people shuffled in through the door, I was silently counting down to see how long it would be before someone mentioned it. Very few let me down, it took about five seconds on average.
Social media was the same. Endless photos of beautiful snowy scenes, happy faces enjoying the snow, people’s gardens and cars. All good. I love seeing snowy photos and taking them. There are even a few images of us enjoying the snow on Instagram and Facebook. The photos of snow stating that it was snowing or had snowed just seemed to be a little unnecessary, as did screenshots of people’s weather apps. Maybe that’s just me?
Then I saw this tweet from Eastender’s Jake Wood and I shouted “YES!”
I like Bob too. Very much.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I do understand why the weather is such a big talking point and I know that I have talked about it too. I’m certain that I am also guilty when it comes to the subject of stating the obvious. This is something I am making a concerted effort to stop doing. But for now maybe, just maybe it is possible that now normal service has resumed on the weather front, we can start talking about something else for a while.