The Indian Chief thought that it was going to be a bad winter so he sent all the braves out to collect wood. As he watched them return laden with timber from the forest he suddenly felt that he ought to check his forecast so he phoned the local met office.
“Tell me, is it going to be a bad winter?”
“Yes” said the forecaster ” it will be a bad one”
So the Chief told the braves that they didn’t have enough wood and sent them back into the forest again. They returned with more wood but once again the Chief had doubts and he called the forecaster to confirm.
“It is going to be a really severe winter” replied the forecaster.
The Chief look at the wood store, decided that more was required and the braves were dispatched back in to forest. The Chief called the forecaster.
“Are you sure it’s going to be a really severe winter”
“Look” said the forecaster “its definitely going to be the worst winter on record – the Indians are gathering wood like crazy!””