A colleague asked me long before there were great weather apps. Not because I missed something earth-shattering.
I just didn’t participate in the weather forecast conversations.
“What will the weather be like tomorrow?”
Locals seem to be weather prophets here. You ask yourself as a newcomer: Progress makes it possible that we are no longer dependent on the weather in everyday life. Why on earth do they love weather forecasts?
Best of all, they love to complain about it too.
Do you know such situations?
Once upon a time in a February. One day there were complaints around the snow. My colleague also complained.
The next day there was hardly any snow on the road. My colleague complained again. I asked directly, “What do you really want? Yesterday it didn’t fit, not today either.”
She had to laugh at herself. She is very open anyway and she just wasn’t aware of how it was received.
“Doesn’t the weather bother you, Susan?”
Colleagues keep asking me.
If complaining about the weather were a criterion for integration, I would be out.
Here are some more observations:
🔸️The collective whining is supported by the radio presenters
Tomorrow there will be bad weather.
Tomorrow there will finally be good weather.
It is determined for me what is bad and good.
The lamentation is officially supported.
Amusing and frightening at the same time.
🔸️Do you know Sabrina? Or Doris?
According to experts, high-pressure areas ensure good weather, low-pressure areas for bad weather. Bad and good are defined globally for everyone.
According to research, all low-pressure areas were given women’s names at the beginning. High pressure areas, on the other hand, men’s names.
I would never be able to come to the conclusion that these terms are discriminatory. How so?
After all, women and men seem to have a common understanding of what good and bad weather is. Equality at the highest level.
The weather and us – I could report on that forever.
But I choose to share 3 learnings with you at this point.
📍 Talking about the weather united. Your origin does not matter here. You have a common enemy. Use it for yourself to get to know the locals better.
📍Question this habit. Open people are grateful for a change of perspective. Don’t let the weather be an excuse, otherwise you’re just looking for culprits. Today it’s the weather, tomorrow it’s the Germans.
📍Take it as a reminder that while you can’t change the situation, you can change how you deal with it. Embrace diversity as it is, and make the most of it.
Don’t let the weather stop you when it comes to discovering magical paths to encounters.
Too hot today, what?:-)