First Take

Yuma Sun - - NEWS - By Randy Hoeft, photo ed­i­tor

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?

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