My boss is asking me to do something related to an event I have no control over. For example, imagine being required to film a thunderstorm. I cannot cause a thunderstorm to happen. I have to wait until this action happens before I can do what I need to do.
I've been monitoring it for a week and a half and it hasn't happened yet.
Unfortunately, my boss is getting antsy about and wants it done. He insists I missed the event (even though I have not). I am very confident I am not going to miss the event based on what I have setup to monitor it.
He has also told me that I am shirking my duties and not following instruction and that disciplinary actions such as termination will ensue.
My problem is, I cannot do what he is requesting without this event happening.
How can I communicate to my boss I have no control over the situation and what is being expected of me? It feels like my boss is expecting an impossible thing I cannot control and holding me accountable for it.