Schedule Quotes (2 quotes)
Groves hated the weather, and the weathermen; they represented chaos and the messengers of chaos. Weather violated boundaries, ignored walls and gates, failed to adhere to deadlines, disobeyed orders. Weather caused delays. The weather forecasters had opposed the [atomic bomb] test date for monthsit was set within a window of unfavorable conditions: thunderstorms, rain, high winds, inversion layers. Groves had overridden them. Groves saw it as a matter of insubordination when the weather forecasters refused to forecast good weather for the test.
If basketball was going to enable Bradley to make friends, to prove that a bankers son is as good as the next fellow, to prove that he could do without being the greatest-end-ever at Missouri, to prove that he was not chicken, and to live up to his mothers championship standards, and if he was going to have some moments left over to savor his delight in the game, he obviously needed considerable practice, so he borrowed keys to the gym and set a schedule for himself that he adhereded to for four full yearsin the school year, three and a half hours every day after school, nine to five on Saturday, one-thirty to five on Sunday, and, in the summer, about three hours a day.