Bathrobe Weather

Wake me when it's over

Wake me when it’s over

We are currently experiencing the kind of weather that makes one never want to get out of bed. This has been going on for about a week. You retire for the night to the sound of pounding rain on the roof..and the same relentless drumming is still there in the morning.

Should you feel compelled to crawl out of bed, but be blessed with nothing better to do, I would suggest remaining in your bathrobe. It’s bathrobe weather, basically.

Bathrobe weather means it is your sworn duty to remain cosy. Cosy is key. You look outside and it’s as dark at 10am as it will be at 6pm. There is so much rain coming down that your eaves-troughs cannot handle the flow. Every petal from every summer flower has now been beaten soundly to the ground. Pelicans could high-dive in your birdbath. It is the kind of weather that makes you want to shave your head because there is no way to maintain any manner of presentable coif.

The problem with staying in a bathrobe from sunup to sundown is that you may associate this outfit with being ill. Some people need to feel the presence of buttons to achieve a state of wellness. So have some soup. Soup and slippers and a bathrobe are the keys to surviving these god-awful Pacific winters. (Don’t think too much about the fact that everyone in hospital has got the soup and slippers and bathrobe combo going too.)

Workplaces often have ‘casual Friday’s’….so why not a ‘bathrobe Tuesday’? It would be something to get on a bus full of people in bathrobes. It’s been my experience that half of them haven’t shaved anyway.

I would write more but bathrobe weather has drained every last vestige of motivation from my being.

Plus, the soup is ready. We’ll talk later.


7 Responses to “Bathrobe Weather”

  1. The picture of a bus full of people in their jammies has me grinning – great thought Dave, thank you – I enjoyed a great bowl of soup today – soup is one of my mainstays, both to create and to enjoy – the idea of a rainy day is to some, a misery, while to others, a god send – water is life, and the sun will break through those clouds, sooner, rather than later, is my wish for all you Pacific Coasters – your words bring life to the pages, or in this case, to my computer screen, thank you again Dave!

    • I almost want to break into ‘The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow’ from Annie…but maybe I should just book that flight to Maui, Karen.

      • gailcarey Says:

        …….now there’s a vision…….Dave in his bathrobe singing Broadway tunes!

      • or how about tapping to “Singing in the Rain”? – no singing, just a tap or two dozen or so – I bet you could! – then again, walkng on the beach sounds pretty good too

  2. I am agreeing with you on the Bathrobe weather. Our summer weather ended suddenly. The image of folks riding the bus with bathrobe is quite amusing. Thanks for the humor!

  3. Dave, have you forgotten TO? We have bathrobed people on the TTC year ’round!

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