What does the rain in Malaysia have to do with anything? That, is an excellent question. I first heard it today when our internet went down. I walked (read:stalked) out of the office and demanded of our administrator (who has no actual control over our internet) what was going on.
"It's raining in Malaysia," she said looking up sleepily from her computer. Apparently, I was not the first to have asked.
Later while we were all getting our lunch our logs asked the girl next to her what was happening with the internet. The answer had gotten more succinct:
And the funny thing is that the answer works like a charm. "Ahhh, of course! Rain in Malaysia!" If you don't think about it too long there seems to be some sort of inherent logic in it that you just don't understand. There's something about that answer that makes you not want to ask any more questions. Rain in Malaysia. The key is not thinking about it too long.
I've decided that it going to be my automatic answer for any and all 'why' questions.
"Why is the dollar so weak against the Euro?"
It's raining in Malaysia.
"Why did that BA flight go down in Heathrow?"
See how well it works? You can try it out for yourself today if you'd like