Rudolf the Weatherman
A long time ago, in Communist Russia, there was a famous
weather man named Rudolf.
He's always had a 100% accuracy rate for his forecasts of
the Russian weather conditions. His people loved him and
respected him for his faultless foresight. He was
particularly good at predicting rain. One night, despite
clear skies, he made the prediction on the 6:00pm news
broadcast that a violent storm was approaching. It would
flood the town in which he and his wife lived. He warned the
people to take proper precautions and prepare for the worst.
After he arrived home later that evening, his wife met him
at the door and started arguing with him that his weather
prediction was the most ridiculous thing she had ever heard.
This time, she said, he had made a terrible mistake. There
wasn't a cloud anywhere within 10 miles of the village. As a
matter of fact, that day had been the most beautiful day that
the town had ever had and it was quite obvious to everyone
that it simply wasn't going to rain.
He told her she was to be quiet and listen to him. If he
said it was going to rain, IT WAS GOING TO RAIN. He had all
of his Russian heritage behind him and he knew what he was
talking about. She argued that although he came from a proud
heritage, IT STILL WASN'T GOING TO RAIN.
They argued back and forth for hours , so much that they
went to bed mad at each other.
During the night, sure enough one of the worst rainstorms
hit the village the likes of which they had never seen. That
morning when Rudolf and his wife arose, they looked out the
window and saw all the water that had fallen that night.
"See," said Rudolf, "I told you it was going to rain."
His wife admitted: "Once again your prediction came true.
But I want to know, just how were you so accurate, Rudolf?"
To which he replied, "You see, Rudolf the Red knows rain