Two elderly ladies who stopped for a chat when they ran into each other early this morning are in agreement that the rain currently falling in most parts of the country is fierce wet.
Kathleen Digan and Betty Murphy from Tullamore hadn’t seen each other in a few days and as always the first and only topic of conversation was the weather.
“That’s a wet one.” said Kathleen to Betty as she recognised her friend coming towards her. “Oh it is.” replied Betty. “It’s fierce wet auld rain isn’t it Kathleen. Much wetter than yesterday’s rain.”
“Oh much wetter.” agreed Kathleen. “But at least it’s not freezing. That’s the main thing.”
Betty agreed that it was indeed the main thing but wondered how long that situation would continue.
“They’re giving frost for tonight but they said the same thing this day 14 years ago and there was no frost so you never know.”
The two friends then spent the next 8 hours reminiscing about all the different weather they’d seen over the last 75 years. Betty told Kathleen that her least favourite type of rain is windy rain adding that at her age you could catch your death in it.
“Oh you could.” agreed Kathleen. “Remember poor auld Liz, God be good to her. Put her bins out during windy rain, less than a year later she was dead. The doctors of course said it was the cancer but I guarantee you it was the windy rain that killed Betty.”
Eventually both women agreed they’d been chatting long enough about the weather and decided it was time to go home.
“God look at the time.” said Kathleen. “It’s after 6 o’clock in the fecking evening. I better go home Betty.”
“Me too.” said Betty. “If we hurry we should make it home in time for the weather.”