It's been really windy here most of the day. Gusts keep buffeting our apartment and you can almost feel it swaying (we're upstairs) as the trees outside bend this way and that like they're about to break. The streets are littered with branches, the power went out once, and rain spatters your face with fury if you venture outside.
I took my wife to work just a moment ago (and threatened to make her walk home tonight, because I'm a butthead). As I was pulling away, an older gentleman probably in his late 40s or maybe early 50s was walking slowly across my path, not particularly giving a shit that he was making everyone wait for no apparent reason other than that he felt the urge to walk abnormally slow.
As he walked, the wind caught his windbreaker and blew down his hood. A few steps later, it caught the front of the baseball cap he'd been wearing and tossed it up into the air, then carried it away several yards before depositing it on the asphalt.
I found it rather amusing.
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|Genj - December 02, 2007 (04:21 PM)
The cold is really bad for your joints when you get old, so he may not have been walking abnormally slow just because he felt like it. In that light, this story is kinda sad. Poor elderly guy ;_;
EDIT - Oh wait, 40's-50's? Hahaha, yeah then he was just a dick.
|Halon - December 02, 2007 (04:59 PM)
Today it snowed where I live.
|honestgamer - December 02, 2007 (05:05 PM)
Yeah, I'm aware of the cold getting people who are in their late 60s or whatever, if they haven't maintained an active lifestyle. This guy had it coming. Besides, it's not like I was exulting over something truly tragic. At worst, he would've lost a hat he probably picked up at a hardware store for free. ;-)
|daff - December 02, 2007 (05:57 PM)
We just had our fist big snowstorm of the year last night in Green Bay. It sucked. I got a snowblower this year though, so using for the first time was kind of fun.
|wolfqueen001 - December 02, 2007 (07:37 PM)
Heh. Wind. You want wind? Come to Chicago. >.> It's really, really windy here...
Like... the wind is so bad, that even if the temperature isn't that cold out, the wind'll make up for it. I couldn't feel my face for fifteen minutes after I got back inside (I had gone out for a bit to do school project). Also, it snowed yesterday... then it sleeted. Then it warmed up today and melted all the snow, but it was raining... and the wind was cold. >.> <3 Chicago, really. -_-
That is an amusing story, though. I do feel kind of bad for the guy, but then again, I wasn't there, so I don't have that annoyance factor going for me.
|espiga - December 02, 2007 (08:25 PM)
We got snow on Thursday.
It finally stopped yesterday night.
It's also cold as hell here. =[
|pup - December 02, 2007 (08:37 PM)
I live three blocks from Lake Michigan.
Windy, cold, wet, and miserable about sums it up.
|honestgamer - December 02, 2007 (09:29 PM)
I live about four or five blocks from the Pacific Ocean now, so... yeah. Do the math. ;-)
In other news, the power just came back on after being out for 10 minutes. I'm sure lines got blown down somewhere or a tree got blown down and fell across them. I'm actually surprised it didn't take longer to get back in shape!
|Felix_Arabia - December 02, 2007 (09:53 PM)
I live in Indiana. Our weather is screwed up throughout the year. There is a volcano behind my house.
|Genj - December 02, 2007 (10:06 PM)
I live in Boston. It's very nice.
|pup - December 02, 2007 (10:50 PM)
"There is a volcano behind my house."
That could be the greatest pick-up line I have ever heard.