The average adult has between 20,000 and 35,000 words in their vocabulary, yet many adults in the Fraser Valley use this vast knowledge to string together unimaginative sentences regarding how much they dislike the rain. During the fall, winter, and spring months, I can’t even count how many times I hear people (friends, family, acquaintances, and people I don’t even know) complaining about the “wet weather we’re having,” or something to that effect.
Guess what — we live in B.C.! Where the average annual rainfall is 60.5 inches! Which means that yes, we will get a large amount of rain throughout the year! ***Shocking.
I don’t understand the blatant hatred for the rain. It helps plants grow, keeps down dust, helps reduce runoff pollution, and replenishes our water supplies. And have you ever sat inside, listening to the rain patter against the roof while you sip your tea? Apparently not.
Image: Amara Gelaude/The Cascade