The rain was still tumbling down. Having been cooped up for so long, and with so little else of note occurring naturally the conversation turned to other torrential rainstorms.
“I think the worse I ever saw was that storm two years ago. Nearly washed the shed at the end of the garden away,” one said.
“Never! What about the one six years ago. The whole street was flooded for days,” another replied.
“You’re both wrong. I remember as a child storms that lasted weeks,” piped up an old man.
They were all in agreement though as they watched the water rise up passed the window, hundreds of feet above the city: this was by far the worst storm any of them had ever seen.