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When It Rains, It Pours

Feb 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I am sure you’ve had a day — or even a week — where what could go wrong did go wrong. It brings to my mind the quote, “When it rains, it pours.” I think we’ve all been there, because it seems to happen when Mother Nature decides to bring some nasty weather to your part of town.

You start the day out really positive and — wham — one of your trucks break¬s down, a driver calls in sick, customers call to find out “where you are” or say something like, “So, with all of your years in towing, you can’t give me an exact time when you will be here?  I demand you tell me right now.”

It’s about that time when you take a deep breath, plaster a smile on your face, think one thing and say another.

I decided to look up that quote and found out something interesting.  Today, we use it in a negative way, but it was actually used to help promote Morton salt — you know — the table salt with the little girl and the umbrella on the box? In 1911, the Morton Salt Company came up with a way to stop salt from clumping in humid weather, thus the saying when referring to getting salt out of a saltshaker. When it rains, it pours.”

In 1911, everyone knew what it meant. I like the way the quote fits today because lately, it sure isn’t salt that’s been raining and pouring at my office.