Rain, Rain, Go away!

in Hive Learners5 months ago (edited)

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Remember that childhood nursery rhyme that we often sang back then when it rained? They say if you sing that song, the rain will magically stop falling... Well, they lied 😒, or perhaps the rain in my country Nigeria doesn't have ears or a conscience.

When most parts of the country are now chilling in summer vacation, we Nigerians are swimming in flood and beaten by rain 😣. Our weather here is just annoying, it rains every single day. Even as I type this, it's raining cats and dogs here in Lagos.

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Yes I know, it's the season but seasons are supposed to come and go, right? We would soon be approaching the month of August, our official summer season, and I hope before then this silly rain would stop.

As much as I enjoy the weather, I can't help but frown at the negative sides of this weather;

Firstly, I'm freaking cold here... The weather doesn't seem to mind that I'm a single human being, this weather only suits the married people or people with partners, at least by now they'll be snuggled up, cuddling each other and keeping warm. Like they say, "Weather for two"... And meanwhile, I lie alone, freezing under my covers. Hey, at least I have my pillow 🙂.

But for real, this weather comes with a lot of cold. At this point, I'm thinking God is testing me to know if I'm capable of surving in places like Canada and London (My dream countries to live in 🤩). But if I'm not withstanding the cold here, how much more the cold over there?
I even once fell ill and came down with a bad cold, catarrh and cough 🤧. I literally can't go a day without wearing my hoodie and sleeping under covers.

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I don't know why or how I managed to take this pic of myself, I was so ill then.

Another negative side of the rain is that it disrupts one's activities and plans. My younger brother is always delayed from going to school early cause of the rain, he has to wait until the rain reduces at least before he steps out. The rain didn't even mind the fact that he was having exams that morning. And unfortunately, he doesn't use the school bus so he had to go under the heavy rain like that with an umbrella.

The rain also disrupts my plans, for instance, on Saturday, I was supposed to go out for lunch with a friend I haven't seen since my last days at highschool but the weather had other plans so we had to cancel. On Sunday, I had already dressed up to go to church but again the weather had other plans, so I stayed back home and had to go for the evening mass, when the rain had stopped.

One would plan to do launderies and spread their clothes outside on the drying line but the rain keeps ruining plans. So the launderies will keep getting postponed.

Lastly, the flood... I'm thankful my house doesn't get flooded as my street is well paved but what about others who live in waterlogged areas? The rain is a detriment to their homes. I've watched videos of people living in other parts of Lagos where the flood is just too critical. They have to swim in that dirty water to get across their destination.

Even worse, a lot of people have lost their homes and properties. I always feel really sorry for them, I wish the rain can too. Maybe it would at least lessen it's severity. Oh and lest I forget, the rain affects the electricity too. You could be enjoying the electricity, but at the start of the rain, the power will immediately go off and NEPA would take forever to bring the power back on.

I never thought I'd say this but I miss the scorching sun, the sweat and mild sunburns. Mostly, I miss the way the sun brightened the sky, and now I want it back so badly. In Barney's voice; "Mr Sun, Sun... Mr golding Sun, please come shine on me!" (It's a nursery rhyme too)

This post is my entry to the @hive-learners WEEK EIGHTEEN ~ EDITION ONE posting topics on the title, "WEATHER".

THANKS FOR READING! ❤️

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It's really so heart breaking to see the damages that the rain has caused in some areas of recent. I'm really scared for those who don't have a roof over their head, but I'm sure God has reason for letting us experience all of this.

We just keep praying the rain stops soon and we Learn to clean up our environments too.

It's really sad, I feel for them too. May God help us.
Yes dear, it'll definitely stop soon.
Thanks for reading!

I pray God's will be done.

Amen!

Amen.

This weather can make you fornicate if you are not married sha. Those people on the island now are flooded already....make sun come but make he no hot

Heaven is the goal, I bind and cast every spirit of fornication! 😂
Yes o, I heard the island is really affected. Abi, make e no too hot.

At this point, I can't base in Lagos oh.. everyone is complaining 😂
Seems they shifted the whole Nigeria rain to there and left drizzles for us here

😂 Abeg o, whoever shifted the rain should shift it back and give us back our hot sun. Honestly Lagos is a case!
God help us.

Sure 😂

To be honest i Feel you my friend the rain is doing almost same thing to me but what can we do we are not God or the creator of the heavens and the earth it will be over soon.

You're right, it's a natural part of life. So there's nothing we can do but hope it ends soon.
Thanks for reading!

You are welcome

The weather these days is something else entirely, just making someone cold and causing us to always cover up. Hell, even the wind is cold that you have to be careful what you wear when going out.
Thank you for sharing this with us.

Exactly, it's infuriating but what can we do? We just have to keep warm and hope the season comes to an end soon.
My pleasure, thanks for stopping by 😊.

Haha, it’s the title for me; the rain anthem. We did not sing the song back when we were kids? I don’t know who ever believed it could stop the rain, I only just sang it for the fun.

A lot of things go wrong when it rains a lot in Nigeria. Is it NEPA, or the bad roads wahala, or the catarrh and cold? It really makes one miss the scorching sun and the heat. But, the fact remains that humans are insatiable and will always want something else. Th heat will come now and we’ll still be complaining.

I wonder what people will talk about for the harmattan season…

In Barney's voice; "Mr Sun, Sun... Mr golding Sun, please come shine on me!" (It's a nursery rhyme too)

Haha…I loved Barney as a kid. He was a role model.

I don’t know who ever believed it could stop the rain, I only just sang it for the fun.

Apparently I was young and gullible 😅. Maybe it was too much Barney shows.

But, the fact remains that humans are insatiable and will always want something else. Th heat will come now and we’ll still be complaining.

This is screaming my name 😂... We're humans after all. But I think what we want is a balance of the two, not too much rain and not to much heat either. But I guess it's too much to ask cause like they say; "This life no balance!"

I wonder what people will talk about for the harmattan season…

Haha! That one is a topic for another day, let the season come first.

Haha…I loved Barney as a kid. He was a role model.

🤭 Indeed he was.

Thanks for reading and leaving this nice comment, I appreciate ☺️.

The continuous rain hasn't been fun at all in some areas and aside from its effect on the environment, it is not helping matters with the body.

I don't have an issue with cold, my body is tough enough to handle them and God might be testing you truly so be positive about the weather. 😂

I actually earn a living by keeping people warm since my body is always warm throughout the year so you can hire me for as long as you want, I collect payment in HBD so that should be cool.

Honestly it hasn't been friendly at all.

I don't have an issue with cold, my body is tough enough to handle them and God might be testing you truly so be positive about the weather. 😂

I wish I had your tough skin, your kinds are so lucky.
😂 I will oo, we stand strong! 😌

I actually earn a living by keeping people warm since my body is always warm throughout the year so you can hire me for as long as you want, I collect payment in HBD so that should be cool.

🤣 Okay I can help you market your hustle as for me I'll manage my free pillow and blanket.

Thanks for stopping by! ☺️.

I also miss the scorching weather because I prefer that to this cold rainy weather I can’t go out even my cloths are struggling to get dry 🥺…… we have same dream countries maybe God is testing both of us lol….. thanks for sharing.

I know right...
Awwn really? 😅... Then let's do our best to pass this test. See you in Canada or London someday 😁.
Thanks for reading! 😊.

Firstly, I'm freaking cold here... The weather doesn't seem to mind that I'm a single human being, this weather only suits the married people or people with partners, at least by now they'll be snuggled up, cuddling each other and keeping warm. Like they say, "Weather for two"... And meanwhile, I lie alone, freezing under my covers. Hey, at least I have my pillow 🙂

You're right, this weather doesn't know that we're single. Even when I view my status, all I see is weather for two but what can I do? I only drink hot tea then wear my cardigan to support myself 😂

Even when I view my status, all I see is weather for two

Whatsapp people! 🤣

Abi oo, make we still enjoy singlehood while we can. Cheers! ☕ 😊

Yeah you are right i appreciate you I also don't like rain everything is wet and we can't do anything in rain.