Saturday, September 27, 2008

Rain, Rain Go Away

The plan was simple. We would all drive to Alex's motorcycle dealer's shop, where he would pick up his bike. Then he would ride and I would drive to Costco. Then we would go home. (ETA: It's not actually our motorcycle shop. It's where Alex takes his bike when it breaks. Or needs service. Or whatever. Because he we don't know how to fix motorcycles.)

It didn't rain on the way up, but the storm clouds looked threatening.

"I predict that as soon as I get on my bike it will start raining," Alex said. "Then it will stop when we get to Costco, only to start raining again while I'm riding home."

"Ha, ha, ha, ha," I said.

We picked up the motorcycle and guess what happened?

I asked the little dudes if they thought Alex was wet.

Jack said he thought that yes, Alex was wet. Sam said that since Alex was wearing a coat, his clothes were wet, but underneath, he was dry. I thought that my seat warmer was making my butt too hot.

I think Jack was right.

Yep. Jack was right. Here is Alex when we arrived at Costco just as the rain stopped.

I can't speak to what the weather was like while we were in Costco, but I am assuming that the clouds parted, revealing smiley face sunbeams and rainbows with unicorns prancing on them. At the very least it wasn't raining when we stepped out of the doors.

As we walked to the car, it started to drizzle again. "It's starting to rain," commented Sam.

And it was. True to his prediction, Alex had been on his motorcycle during the most torrential rains of the day so far.

Moral of the story: If you're smart enough to predict the weather, you might want to be smart enough to plan weather-appropriate activities. Or at least wear your rain gear.


  1. You guys have a motorcycle shop? And can predict the weather? But are not clever enough to wear appropriate rain gear? I love you people.

  2. A motorcycle shop?! COOL!

    Isn't that always the way?! Poor guy.

    And, no, someone who would then dress accordingly would be a WOMAN.

  3. Ah, but what these commenters don't realize is that SOMETIMES it is an enjoyable thing to ride in the rain; it's a macho thing. My husband does this and swears it's not as bad as people think.

    Uh-huh, sure, honey; whatever you say.

    BTW, Alex, niiiiice bike! :-)

  4. That's hilarious. I'll call Alex next time I'm planning an outdoor event and need to know the weather.

  5. Ha! I love the boys' comments. So young but so amazingly wise.

  6. Wow, I was all impressed with Alex being able to predict the weather - until you threw that last part in about weather appropriate activities and rain gear.

    Now I'm just confused. But I'm DRY!!

    (I took the test for my motorcycle license in the rain, it wasn't that fun.)


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