It Happens Every Time
by Nick Coons
Mar 31, 2004
This happens to me every time. The rainy season starts, whether it's near
the beginning of the year, or the monsoons. During this time, I do not
wash my car; it's pointless. I am not going to wash my car right before
it rains, at least not intentionally.
So I thought I had the
system beat this time. We haven't had any rain in weeks, and the temperature
has been astronomically high compared to normal, at least into the upper
90s. There's no way it's going to rain any time soon, or so I thought.
finally decided to have at it this past Monday. I took my car in, scrubbed
it down nicely, cleaned out the wheels, spent some time on the windows,
and dried it to perfection. And as you all know by now, this only gave
me two days to enjoy it, as it began raining today, and appears that it
will continue throughout the weekend.
So why does it rain every
time I wash my car? I've heard other people say that it rains whenever
they wash their car as well, but I think perhaps they only remember that
they washed their car right before it rains, so that's how it sticks in
their minds. But I keep track of this stuff. It always rains within a
few days of me washing my car.
Maybe I use too much water.
Maybe it all evaporates into the air, forms massive cumulus clouds in the
sky above the valley, and then pours all of my car-washing water back down.
That's the only logical explanation I can come up with, and it sounds
reasonable to me.