He was, of course, the Minister for Rain in that drought of 1976. Appoint a minister and mere days later the heavens opened and solved the drought.
As I was ambling around an airport last week I read a copy of a local freebie, Portugal News. Which had the sad news that the dams had only a year’s water (at least in Southern P we are reliant on collected rainfall in reservoirs and they like to have three or four years worth at any one time as they know they can have low rainfall years). So, here’s hoping.
While I was away the heavens opened and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if some of the local dams might need to have their sluices jammed open for a bit to get rid of the excess. We have seen this before.
So, now we have to decide upon causality. Was it the issuance of the doom-laden report by the Minister, the reporting of it, or my trip which caused the rainfall? For whichever it is clearly we should be doing more of it, right?