Given the bad reputation that the southwest weather upholds, I thought it prudent to contact a high ranking BOM employee. I had decided to request a week of fine weather. Surely it wasn’t too much to ask? Don’t get me wrong, I understand that the employees at the bureau distribute weather in accordance with population density and a number of other complicated factors. But surely for just one week in a whole year they could grant me some fine weather at the expense of some inner-city slackers who would be sitting in an office drinking coffee all day anyway. Unfortunately my attempts at contact go unanswered. I will just have to hope that the senior officials at the bureau are in a good mood in the early days of November.