Arrest warrants have been issued for the head of the Italian Bureau of Tourism (IBT) along with the capos of a little known arm of the Italian mafia, Tempo Nostro, for weather fixing. Suspicions arose when several tourists noticed an ubiquitous smiling sun in the weather forecast for Venice 365 days in a row.
A Class Action lawsuit has been started by a group of 20 litigious honeymooners. One bride spoke through her tears,” If we had known that there would be rain in Italy we would have never chosen it as our honeymoon destination. I feel betrayed and defiled”.
Attorneys for the Italian Bureau of Tourism claim they were not aware of the “glitch” in weather reporting. An unnamed Venetian metrological station employee offered a simple explanation, “The person who had been changing the weather icon from clouds to sun to rain died. Due to lack of funding, no one bothered to replace him”.
The IBT is being charged with “staging fair weather for financial gain”. The Tempo Nostro kingpins will be charged with Mafia association as well as threats to weathermen.