Meteo experts – and pseudo-experts – are stressing us about an extraordinary new weather front coming in the next days, which will eventually bring more cold and snow. I can’t remember the name of the disturbance, but it must be some mythological Greek god, to indicate that it’s something enormously strong and inevitable. Like any other little nature process, I guess, but nobody cares about common sense. This is the coldest winter ever, while summer was the hottest ever and also, there are no more seasons.
A disgusting media soup of clichés is spreading everywhere through tv programs, creating a crowd of meteo-mad, like my grandma. She is totally obsessed with weather, which is her favourite subject and the first thing she asks me about every time I talk to her. Sometimes I wonder if she calls me only to know what’s the temperature in Milan – jus joking, sorry nonna. “Hi honey, what’s the weather like?”. A storm or a sunny day are a perfect topic of conversation, much easier than “How are you doing? How is it going at work? What are you studying about?” and so on.
It’s the same for news reports on tv: talking about the whatsoever storm is the easiest way to occupy those few precious moments of world attention. There would be many things to talk about, like wars, famine, politics problems, stories and experiences of people, school situation, drugs, crime, economy, movies, books, art, culture in general. But meteo is much more interesting, right?