You can't control the weather, but you've got to have some sympathy for the poor bastard who is on 3AW today trying to pump up an outside broadcast at a supermarket on the hottest day EVER with half the state burning to buggery. Sample moment that I just heard in the car,
*Caller* - "There are fires 2km from my house. Everything's going horribly wrong" etc.. etc..
*Host* - "My god that's awful. Good luck. And now over to Tom at Ritchie's IGA in Yarra Glen"
*Tom* - "We're about to do another barrel draw here, and the lucky winner of $250 of shopping vouchers is Doris of Mt. Evelyn!"
Followed by much applause. I bet you they wouldn't be applauding at a supermarket if their houses were about to go down in the disco inferno.
UPDATE - Urgent Threat Message: A fire of approximately 30 hectares is currently burining in Train Trak Vineyard area of Yarra Glen.
Take your $250 voucher and leg it back to Mt. Evelyn Doris!