That is the last time that I will trust Arthur to look after Manchester.

@Asylum (48281)
Manchester, England
June 16, 2016 3:31am CST
On Tuesday 7th June I flew away to Turkey for a short holiday, leaving Manchester in the capable hands of Arthur Chappell. At the time the Sun was shining and the temperature was quite warm here. Just one short week later I flew home, arriving at Manchester shortly before midnight on Tuesday evening. The ground was wet, signifying that it had recently rained. Yesterday started out fairly overcast and cold, which turned into quite heavy rain by early afternoon. Now today we have yet another miserable dark sky and portending rain. The city was enjoying great weather when I handed it over, but within a week it has deteriorated vastly. Clearly Arthur has done an atrocious job in my absence and can no longer be trusted as custodian.
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• Preston, England
16 Jun 16
maybe loaning the city out to those storm gods was a bad idea after all sorry
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
Do you not think that they have control over Manchester enough as it is?
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• Preston, England
16 Jun 16
@Asylum perhaps yes and they didn't keep their word about not letting it rain on me
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
@arthurchappell They are not to be trusted. Nobody likes them so they have to lie in order to persuade people to trust them, but they never get trusted a second time.
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@hereandthere (31018)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
so what is summer like in the uk?
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
Rather short unfortunately.
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• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@Asylum about a week? hahaha! there's a filipino family based there that spends a month here, can't remember if july or august, every year.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
@hereandthere The weather appears to have brightened up a little now, but I have no idea for how long.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Jun 16
Nowadays, you just can't rely on people, can you? Lucky you're back to take charge.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
Very true. I dread to think what would happen if I went away for a month.
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Jun 16
@Asylum Well obviously the whole place would go to wrack and ruin.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
@JudyEv Of course the question is academic because I can only afford a rare week away.
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@LadyDuck (157243)
• Switzerland
16 Jun 16
You cannot turn your eyes that Arthur makes a mess. Welcome back home, we have exactly the same weather.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
Has Arthur been over to Switzerland then, or did you neglect the weather yourself?
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@LadyDuck (157243)
• Switzerland
16 Jun 16
@Asylum May be Arthur came anonymously to take care of his "hidden" Swiss account. I did my best, but you can nothing against the powerful.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
@LadyDuck Of course, I had forgotten that he keeps his vast wealth in a Swiss account to hide it from the UK taxman.
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@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Looks like arthur hadn't made the guarding properly. Lol
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
It certainly does, so it may be prudent to leave Wordazza to protect the city next time.
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@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
@Asylum i can send you the sun. Ahmm. Maybe later coz it is going down now. Lol
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
@Lucky15 Oh typical, you offer it to me once you have used up all the daylight.
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@Platespinner (16492)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Jun 16
If you want something done right it is generally best to do it yourself!
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
That is apparent, but I cannot stay at home all year.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Jun 16
@Asylum I guess you need to look for someone else to run things while you're gone, or maybe reconsider your training program.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
@Platespinner I take few enough holidays as it is, so I am reluctant to make such a sacrifice.
• China
16 Jun 16
You have never ceased to amuse us by your sense of humour.Nowadays,it is treacherous for weather.Isn't the Arthur Chappell a Mylotter's username?
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
Yes, that is the guilty person. He lives in Manchester, so I expected him to keep the Sun safe until I returned. Sadly he seems to have failed miserably.
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@jaboUK (53924)
• United Kingdom
16 Jun 16
I think he must have been in charge in my area too - we've had heavy rain and thunderstorms these last few days.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
He must have global influence.
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@jaboUK (53924)
• United Kingdom
16 Jun 16
@Asylum Why that avatar?
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
@jaboUK It was simply what I chose to use for a change.
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@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
16 Jun 16
If that's the case, then you just can't go on any more vacations.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
Oh horror! What a cruel suggestion.
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@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
17 Jun 16
@Asylum Or you could give him another chance.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
17 Jun 16
@Susan2015 I would have to buy an umbrella first.
@pgntwo (21648)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
16 Jun 16
Are there other reasons you'd give Arthur arf'a chance?
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
Not any more. This one occasion was enough.
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@pgntwo (21648)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
16 Jun 16
@Asylum All hope of reconciliation lost? Oh dear.
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@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
29 Jun 16
lol I think poor Arthur was up against a very strong adversary in your weather!!
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
29 Jun 16
There is no denying how formidable the task was, but he did an atrocious job of it.
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@trivia79 (7914)
• El Segundo, California
19 Jun 16
my goodness! i thought this is real! it's all fictional instead lol
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
19 Jun 16
It may be, but I still hold Arthur responsible for the weather deteriorating in my absence.
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@solitary (261)
17 Jun 16
We should not give them a third chance if they failed to keep words twice :(
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
17 Jun 16
I waited a long time for summer to arrive this year and it was thrown away during my one week absence.
@garymarsh6 (14069)
• United Kingdom
16 Jun 16
Absolutely and it has been like that since you left. We were hoping you would bring the sun back with you but you failed to do that. There is only one thing to do about it now and that is send all the rain up to Manchester!
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
It is already here, as is usual. For once I chose not to bring any Sun back because I expected the the one that I left here to still be around.
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@LoriAMoore (4773)
• United States
16 Jun 16
I agree, Arthur must be fired from his post.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
He could not possibly have done a worse job.
@Corbin5 (106169)
• United States
16 Jun 16
Well, Arthur just wanted you to feel right at home with that kind of weather. How sweet of him!
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
It did make it easier to recognise that I was home.
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• Midland, Michigan
16 Jun 16
Huh, maybe he's the one responsible for the dreary days we're having now in Michigan too, perhaps? The first of the week was great, but yesterday it rained in the morning and today it was supposed to be done already, but must have forgotten. A smidgen of rain is circling around our area and won't quit. The rest of the week will be nicer though and hopefully warmer too.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
It seems that I am not the only person who he has let down.
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@gr8nana6 (2194)
• United States
16 Jun 16
You really can't depend on anybody anymore can you? I hope your weather goes back to what it was before you left.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
We did have a short spell of warm sunlight today, but it did not last.
• United States
16 Jun 16
Clearly!
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
It is getting bad when it is no longer safe for me to take a holiday.
@sol_cee (15430)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
16 Jun 16
Manchester in the hands of a knight. Never again. lol
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
16 Jun 16
It would have been safer in the hands of a peasant.
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