As the saying goes, “Be careful what you wish for.”
On Sunday, I saw thunderstorms were in the forecast for that night and Monday, and considering I needed something “interesting” to photograph for the newspaper, I thought a “rain” photo would work.
But it was only a 20 percent chance. So I decided to wash my wife’s car, because, as we all know, if you wash your car, it’s surely going to rain.
So there I am, the car is all sudsy and a neighbor drives by and yells out the window, “Don’t you know it’s going to rain?”
“Yup! Counting on it!” I replied.
Then, nothing happened. I was rather disappointed until a loud crash woke us up at about 2 a.m. The storm was here!
But the rain, in our neighborhood, was sparse at best, only spotting my wife’s once-clean car, and hardly photographic.
So after getting hardly a trace of the wet stuff, I’m wondering, maybe if I’d waxed the car too, would that would have brought a downpour?