Memory and experience

What happened to memory and experience?

Everyone says something about everything these days. Except the fact that we used to have our own individual memory and experience to “guide” us through life. Here’s some food for thought.

Case in point – a “weather alert” issued by Hudson County OEM a few weeks ago:

RAIN CONTINUES THROUGH THE AFTERNOON… MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON. POOR DRAINAGE AREAS WILL SEE SIGNIFICANT PONDING TAKE PLACE WHICH MAY BE EXACERBATED BY LEAVES CLOGGING THE DRAINS.

EXPECT TRAVEL DELAYS FROM THE PONDING ON AREA ROADS AND BE CAREFUL OF HYDROPLANING. THE HEAVIER RAIN WILL START TO TAPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST TOWARDS SUNSET. REGARDLESS, THE EVENING RUSH HOUR WILL STILL SEE SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL DELAYS DUE TO THE RAIN AND PONDING ON THE ROADWAYS.”

In other words – it was going to rain.

They make it seem that a majority of people have NO CLUE that water might accumulate on the roads. As if they’ve NEVER EVER driven in the rain ever before.

I guess they issue these warnings to justify their jobs?

Who needs to be reminded of what happens when we have rainy conditions?

(scratching my head as to what has happened to our society…)

memory and weather alerts

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