Monday, June 28, 2010

Each man is the architect of his own fate. And maybe his wife’s…

The other day, CGMan and I were driving through town, headed to our favorite Tex-Mex restaurant. There was a small storm brewing, which is not unusual for Texas in the middle of summer. No rain, just a little thunder and a couple strikes of lightning lighting the sky. All in all, I felt pretty safe, considering my fear of being struck by lightning while in the car.

We were having a fairly boring conversation about this and that, but mostly that, when all of a sudden he tempted fate. He threw caution to the wind. He became a daredevil, if you will, with his life, as well as mine, since I was right there next to him. I couldn’t believe he would do such a thing.

This man, who vowed to protect me and keep me safe… told a boldfaced lie.
In the middle of a lightning storm.
While we were in the car!!

I don’t know about your mom, but my mom told me I would be struck by lightning if I told a lie. It’s true that I may have told a fib or two, thirty, hundred okay, I’ve lied before and have not been struck by lightning. Yet. I mean, really? How many do you get, before the big guy says you’ve reached your fib limit and must be taught a lesson? At this stage of the game, given how many fibs I might have told in my youth, I’m not willing to risk it.

But let me tell you, if I was going to tell a whopper, I surely wouldn’t do it in the car, in the middle of a lightning storm! That’s just kind of asking for it, don’t you think? CGMan must feel he has some fabrications left to tell, but honestly? Knowing how scared I am of lightning striking the car, you think he could have saved that particular falsehood for when he was standing in the parking lot.

You know, about 50 feet away from me.


  1. 50 feet, eh? Far enough that it doesn't hit you......but not so far that you can't see him get hit. Is that the idea there Dawn?

    Oh, and after reading the original lightning story & comments, what are the odds of a man getting hit by lightning while telling a lie in the tub near a window while on the phone???? Also, I can't believe Google didn't jump all over the "Google is the new Mom" line! They really missed out on that, they could have been huge if they used it....

  2. ...and so what was the lie? I need DETAILS!!!



  3. Whoa, he really is tempting fate huh? And with you so close and in danger of being hit. That's just downright mean.

  4. Well knowing CGMAN as well as i do, it was probley just a little white lie,something like a fib.

  5. I plead plausible deniability.

  6. I live in the lightning capital of the world, Tampa, Fl, and trust me when I say, you do NOT want to do anything to tempt lightning's fate. Very, very bad to lie to your wife but even worse to do it in the middle of a lightning storm.

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