Telsa observes what must be a defining difference between her European mind and my oh-so-New World way of thinking – the question of how one dresses for the weather:

In America once, Alan grabbed his coat and got a strange look. “It’s sunny. It’s not going to rain.” “Just in case..” “No, you don’t understand. It won’t change today.” It’s not like that here. In cold weather you still make sure you have something you can take off in case it brightens up. And in bright weather you still carry along a jumper or a coat or a hat or something. Just in case.

One wonders what other false confidence, what ill-advised certainty, we might project unto the world. Arrogance in the face of weather may be ill-advised, humility a good thing.