A man travelling back to his home in Battambang on a motorcycle being ridden by his wife, experienced a strange phenomenon this afternoon, when he noticed that, although one side of the road was wet and had puddles, the opposite side was bone dry!
No stranger to freakish weather conditions, Moys Kenwood, 54, remarked to his wife about the odd sight, and the pair discussed how it seemed as though the road itself had acted as some sort of 'dividing line' for the rain that had obviously been falling in the area.
Mrs Kenwood said that it was "mere coincidence" that the rain had stopped where it had, and that 'rain wasn't aware of any man-made geographical barriers which governed where it fell'.
Her husband disputed this. He told her about an occasion when he was once cycling home in a rainstorm, travelling from east to west along Garrison Road in Hull, and crossed the Myton Bridge over the River Hull which divides the city. Soaked to the skin, he rode down the bridge's west side to discover that, here, there had been no rain, and west Hull was bathed in sunshine! He asked her what she thought of that, but she just smiled and shook her head, as if she had just had to sit through some 'playground tale' recounted by a slightly-retarded 5-year-old. She said:
"The rain has to stop somewhere, so, once in a while, it might be that the edge of the cloudline just happens to be aligned with something at ground level. There's nothing magical about it, you simpleton!"
Slightly offended at being spoken to like an imbecile, Mr Kenwood sat in silence for the rest of the journey, wishing he could prove her wrong.