A cool, wet spring

Thursday, May 12, 2005 | 08:29 AM
in Retail

"Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 14% rise in fiscal first-quarter earnings on a 9.5% increase in sales, but the results fell short of the company's expectations because of high gasoline prices and cool, wet spring weather."

Wow. Spring was cool and wet.
 

What are the odds of that ever happening?

Its a shame there isn't some sort of aphorism or nursery rhyme that could clue us in to the extremely unlikely possibility of increased precipitation in the fourth month of the year. Who knows? Maybe this unusual weather activity might generate a significant uptick in foliage bloomings in the fifth month?   

I'm going to have to go back to the Farmer's almanac and see if I can't figure out this difficult, meteorological conundrum.

Rain in the Spring. Who'da thunk it?

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UPDATE May 12, 2005   10:16am
It turns out there actually is a way to figure out the weather in the Spring!  You can hear it here, or read it here.

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I don't know about the Wal-marts in your area, but I avoid our local Wal-mart like the plague. It is dirty, congested and in general dissarray. Target, on the other hand, is a totally different experience. Clean, uncongested and ordered. I think a lot of people just don't like the experience of going to Wal-mart.

Posted by: Arthur Hill | May 12, 2005 10:17:58 AM

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