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Why do most people complain about rain?

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Why do most people complain about rain?

this one got me thinking aout the rain and a few thoughts about how good it is

please post any other good things about rain.

think positivly

here is my short list so lets add to it

1- you cant have a rain forest with out rain

2- it gives the fish something to swim in

3- the rivers' flow carries gravel which prevents beach erosion

4- it makes gummies fashionable

5- makes brollies fun

6- makes the lawns and gardens grow

7- makes the sheep look nice and white (except black sheep)

8- fills water tanks and resivoirs

9- Keeps the dust down

10- keeps fire risk low

11- makes awesome rivers for boats and kayaks

and best of all, it is free

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1. Re: Why do most people complain about rain?

LOL coaster! you forgot the most important one - it fills the lakes to generate power for the Aucklanders! ;-)

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2. Re: Why do most people complain about rain?

Well yes I spose so, is almost like a bi product isnt it.

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3. Re: Why do most people complain about rain?

The thing against rain is that it stops kids from playing Saturday sport. Three weeks now the kids have had to give up their Saturday sport so the grownups can destroy the paddocks for the next two in the afternoon. Not fair somehow.

Why do Aucklanders need power?

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4. Re: Why do most people complain about rain?

Maybe Aucklander like 'all the power and no responsibility"

well they could play underwater hockey? or pool soccer? maybe mud wrestling?

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5. Re: Why do most people complain about rain?

What's rain?... I think I've forgotten. It hasnt rained here in about a month!!! Everything is dry and yellow and dying. Sucks!!

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6. Re: Why do most people complain about rain?

Yes, why do Aucklanders need power?

I always celebrate when it rains as it means I can then turn off my sprinklers.

and I park my Jeep in the rain to get it clean(ish).

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7. Re: Why do most people complain about rain?

We love rain, because on the Kapiti Coast here it means no bore water being used.

Even my dog hates the stuff in her water bowl...got to shut the toilet doors!

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8. Re: Why do most people complain about rain?

Jimshu, we left the Kapiti Coast almost seven years ago because we disliked the fact so many new houses were being built and the infra structure was not in place. No rain and we couldn't use water to clean windows despite the wind and the sand making it hard to see Kapiti Island clearly through the glass; couldn't water the garden so with a sandy soil, plants needed to be chosen with care; and even waste materials needed to be trucked out of the district because the treatment area couldn't cope.

Now here in Rotorua most of the time we are happy with the climate. The rain keeps trees and ferns growing and flowers blooming. It is a bit tough for kid's sports and for last week's Kids in the Redwoods event.

Coaster2; 12- rain gives many people something to grumble about and is a great conversation starter.

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9. Re: Why do most people complain about rain?

I hear you Valgee...

And what is the Coast without rain?

Our UK friends struck rain on the way down the West Coast and loved it.

Only way to see it at it's best!

I hear slurping from the toilet...

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10. Re: Why do most people complain about rain?

I love the rain because it gives me the chance to be a kid again and jump in all the puddles!

My favourite irony is those people that are swimming at the beach and then as soon as it starts raining run out of the water for shelter. Go figure, is rain water on the head different than the water they are swimming in?