Late this afternoon, we bridged over the bay, to do some grocery shopping. There were some beautiful clouds around, the sky was blue and the sun was shining brightly. We stopped at the nearest Publix.
We were inside for a good while makin groceries, before we were ready to check out. That was when we realized it was storming. We sat down on a bench, just inside the exit door. (While I was sitting there, bored, I started thinking about slang words for a heavy rain. What came of those thoughts, is what you see above and below. Sorry....)
There was a downpour, full blast gully washer, frog choker, toad strangler, goose drownder, lashin down, hosing down, a real soaker, goin' on! Weather not fit for a duck! We were trapped in Publix!
There were a group of other people, also waiting to exit the store. A couple of small children were about to have a conniption fit. I think the problem there could have stemmed from the fact, their Mother chose to mollycoddle them, while they were monkeying around. They were running their Father ragged.
After warming the bench, like bumps on a log , for over 30 minutes, we were getting bored. We were wracking our brains, for a plan to get to our car without getting soaked. That's when the lightning started cracking! Next, the electricity went off or otherwise known as an outage.
One fella made a dry run, to see if his wife could make it; that didn't work out. Several other men were just standing around beatin their gums.
It would've been nice to have had a chauffeur, but that would mean we'd have to foot the bill, that is unless we could get somebody else to settle up.
We waited so long, that we were feeling a little peckish and had to have a tadbit a candy. That only made us parched, which required a slug of bottled water.
We had a barrel of laughs, just watching people foolishly run through the rain and jumping when they saw lightning. One man put an umbrella over the groceries in his cart, then just let his beezer get wet on the way to his car. He looked around, as if to say, what are you gawking at?
Seeing people running in the rain, during an electrical storm, nearly made me get on my soapbox. Knowing they could get hit by lightning was a no-brainer.
After the thunder and lighning stopped, the rain was still pelting down, but we decided to make a run for it. We had our groceries in a poke and only a couple arm loads. I could have done better if I had worn my go-fasters, but we were able to get to the car without getting totally crapped up. As soon as we got the groceries toted to the car, everything was right as rain. However, it did turn out to be a bad hair day!
The rain was still dumpin' down as we crossed the causeway and also on the island. We had a piddling amount of rain, less than around a half inch, here. I would have thought we had more, but we'll take what we get.
We'll be going out again tomorrow, hopefully to the beach,come rain or shine! :)
(It's over now. I'll try to do better tomorrow. Until then; don't take any wooden nickels.)