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.