Recently there was a Ask Amy column that raised a question I have wondered about for awhile. Why do people become fascinated with the weather once they retire? I've seen this in my extended family, where elderly members have left the dinner table early to go watch the Weather Channel. They routinely know the weather in Connecticut better than I do (though they live elsewhere).
Any thoughts on why people become so attracted to weather as they age?
Dear Amy: Four years ago, my parents retired in their mid-50s.
Before they retired, they were my best friends. Since they retired, they have become stick-in-the-mud, bossy worrywarts.
They watch the Weather Channel all day and refuse to leave the house if there is a dark cloud in the sky...