Cliff Mass: Making fun of weathermen reaches new depths (and why he won’t buy a Subaru)
Weatherfolk are often the butt of jokes and I have experienced that many times myself. How many times have I heard snide remarks about weather forecasters predicting with dice, that “meteorologists can be wrong 50% of the time and still get paid” and similar comments. You get a thick skin eventually or leave the field.
But I have to admit that many of us in the weather community are not a little upset with the latest Subaru ad campaign: “The weather doesn’t matter if you have a Subaru.”
The main character of this campaign is “the world’s worst weatherman.”
INSULTING! And worst of all, especially for me, he says he is not good with numbers and that is why he became a weatherman. You know how I feel about that! Math is critical to being a good weatherman.
But it gets worse.