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Do I detect precipitation? #1789

St Stephan, patron saint of meteorologists deacons, headaches, horses, coffin makers, and masons, checks out the weather above the portal of the rectory of the eponymous church.

Which reminds me of a true story {Groan…… Ed]

An America couple was being shown around Moscow one day, when the man felt a drop hit his nose.

“I think it’s raining,” he said to his wife.

“No, that felt more like snow to me,” she replied.

“No, I’m sure it was just rain,” he said.

Well, as these things go, they were about to have a major argument about whether it was raining or snowing.

“Let’s not fight about it!” the man said. “Let’s ask our guide, Rudolph, whether it’s officially raining or snowing.”

As their tour guide approached, the man said, “Tell us, Comrade Rudolph, is it officially raining or snowing?”

“It’s raining, of course,” he replied.

But the woman insisted, “I know that it felt like snow!”

The man quietly replied, “Rudolph, the Red, knows rain, dear!”

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This entry was published on 26 January, 2013 at 13:00 and is filed under Altstadt, Architecture, History, Mainz. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Do I detect precipitation? #1789

  1. The statue with his uplifted hand looks more like supplication…perhaps for rain, dear!

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