Sunday, July 13, 2008

Thunder and lightning

That was scary. I was standing in a house not far from home chatting to a couple, when a big storm gathered overhead. Thunder and lightning raged, shaking your inner core, when suddenly a big explosion cracked into the room not two metres from us. My immediate reaction was that the electrics in the house had violently shorted when in fact the electrics were fine. What had happened was that we'd been struck by lightning. Oooo er.

The couple were new to the area and had just arrived for a holiday. You should have seen the look on their faces. You could see them thinking, what kind of place is this? What made it funnier was the wife who said, 'we normally get this kind of weather at home. Is it always like this here?' Feeling sorry for them because frankly it's not everyday that you get struck by lightning, I had to reassure them that the next day would be fine. It was.

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