There is no longer any doubt that the changes in world weather are caused by global warming. What’s my scientific proof? My car.
My car and I have a love-hate relationship. I love it when my car is clean and shiny, as it is right after I wash it. I hate it when it rains on my newly washed car which is usually just after I wash it.
I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve washed my car and it did not rain within 48 hours. By the way, a car is not considered fully washed unless it can dry for at least 24 hours without being rained upon.
It didn’t use to be that way. When I was learning to drive my parent’s car back in my teenage years, a car didn’t need to be washed at all, regardless of weather conditions.
True, dad always said a clean car ran better, but that was mere parent talk with no real facts or evidence to back it up.
When girls came along so did the urge to impress them with a nice, clean, well-watered car. That’s when the weather began to change.
Clouds would form within minutes of running the car through the car wash and chase me down the street with merely a light sprinkle to keep me moving slightly faster than the speed limit, only to drench my car once I came upon a stop light.
That was just another example of Nature’s way of letting pimply-faced teenagers know who was really boss.
Global warming as a political issue is all the rage these days. Indeed, it seems as if each year is a little warmer, but it’s not like there’s any real cold weather to compare with the warm weather where we live.
These days I can wash my car and leave it inside the building for days. That must be awfully frustrating to clouds who probably have a daily quota of cars to rain upon.