Weekend Story- The Cold Winter
April 24, 2022
As autumn approached, the Red Indians in the remote American village asked their newly anointed Chief whether the winter would be cold or mild. Unfortunately, the young chieftain was inexperienced and did not know anything about predicting the weather. But he was sharp-witted. To be on the safe side, he told his tribe members that the winter was going to be severe indeed and that they should all start collecting wood to help them survive the impending harsh winter.
As the tribe members started collecting wood, the young Chief had an idea. He put up a long-distance call to the National Weather Service and asked them, “How’s the coming winter going to be ? Will it be very cold?”
At the other end of the line, the meteorologist responded-“It certainly looks like this winter is going to be quite cold indeed.”
The young Chief was concerned. So he went back to his people and told them to collect even more wood.
A week passed. The Chief placed a call to the National Weather Service again and asked- “How’s the weather going to be this winter? Will it be very cold?”
“Yes,” the weatherman at the National Weather Service grimly replied, “It’s most certainly going to be an icy winter. So you better be well prepared.”
This time around, the Chief went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of wood they could find.
A couple more weeks passed, and winter arrived. While the weather had turned chilly, it was certainly not as severe as the weatherman had forecasted.
So, the Chief placed a call to the National Weather Service again. “Are you absolutely sure that the winter will be very cold?”
“Absolutely,” The weatherman replied. “It’s going to be one of the coldest winters ever.”
The Chief was very intrigued. He asked the weatherman- “How can you be so sure?”
The weatherman replied, “Well, we are sure because the Red Indians are collecting wood like crazy.”