Friday, 17 August 2012

698. It's raining, it's pouring, the old man's snoring...

Office Worker 1 (40’s, female):  It’s St Swithin’s Day today, 15th July, and it’s raining – that means we’re going to have rain for another forty days...

Office Worker 2 (50’s, female):  What a load of rubbish that saying is – it’s just an urban myth.  How can you believe such an arbitrary piece of information?  How could it rain for 40 days just because it rained on a nominated day?

Office Worker 1:  Well I believe it, I’ve seen it happen and...

Office Worker 2:  (Interrupting) Anyway if you want rain or a change of weather, it’s best to go to the Christian calendar.  Where I come from there’s San Isidro, the patron saint of agriculture. He regulates the rain, so if you want the rain to stop you should pray to him.

Office Worker 1:  Oh, OK then.

With thanks to Nick


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