I don't like them, I never want to go through another one. They are expensive. They raise your insurance rates. They change your world as you know it every time. When someone says, "I hope we get another hurricane!" I just want to have them committed. How about we strap you to a palm tree where its makes landfall and see what you think about it. It takes every bit of your patience, hard work and persistence you have in you to recover from one of these things. You pray. I mean you really pray to God and beg Him not to put you through it. Even when you meet someone with the same name of the hurricane you lived through - you look at them funny, like they had something to do with it. Every time one makes landfall, you feel sorry for the people there, you pray for them, and then you thank God it isn't you. By the way, only those who have lived through a hurricane get the right to do that. Weathermen make every hurricane seem like the end of the world as we know it. Once in a while, they are right. Have you ever noticed that a news anchor or a sportscaster doesn't wield as much power over your life as a weatherman? As I write this, Hurricane Dean is out there making trouble. May God snuf that thing out - mercilessly. There, I feel a little better now.


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