Thursday, February 05, 2009

I just realized something

You know that superstition about how you should never open an umbrella inside or bad stuff will happen?

Yeah! I just figured out why somebody came up with that!

It's raining here today and a lady in my cubicle row has her umbrella open, propped up to let it drip and dry all over the floor.

So- this must have happened in some lady's living room many moons ago, so she convinced the offending party(ies) that they would be struck dead by lightning if they ever did that again.

Because really, you probably deserve to be struck by lightning if you're ruining some lady's gorgeous carpet. (Ha- I said carpet! gorgeous carpet, even.)


CarmenSinCity said...

hehehehe - you said carpet.

Good stuff!

Ginormous Boobs said...

This sounds strangely like how tobacco was made forbidden by the Mormons.

The legend surrounding its origin is that Joseph Smith and other early LDS leaders used to chew tobacco during Church meetings, spitting juices on the floor. Joseph's wife, Emma Hale Smith, was disgusted by this act, and her complaints led the Prophet to ask God whether tobacco use was really appropriate for Latter-day Saints.

Bob Dobalina said...

I will now attempt to convince people that lightning will strike them whenever they do anything to annoy me.

If hundreds of years from now it's been picked up and spread to others I will be quite happy.