“Don’t knock the weather: nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.” — Kin Hubbard
I don’t usually comment on quotes, but today I couldn’t resist. When I first read it I laughed. It is funny. It is also true.
But as far as I am concerned there is absolutely nothing wrong in talking about the weather. It establishes a connection. No matter how brief or trivial it may seem, it opens doors.
Have you even been walking by a someone and said, “lovely weather isn’t it?” Did they smile? Did they respond? Did a conversation begin? You may never know what the brief exchange meant to the other person.
We live in a time when we desperately need to talk to each other. The weather is just as good a place to start as any.