Having grown up my entire life hearing “Don’t talk on the phone or take a bath during a lightening storm or you will be electrocuted.” Apparently, I will be electrocuted via the phone lines if they are struck and I am gabbing. The bathtub one has always mystified me. I am curious. How much of this is true and how much of it is a Parent-ism or UL?
Also, right after I announced that my mom’s neighbor’s house was hit by lightening, thru the kitchen window, and caused $80,000 worth of damage, a friend told me to never be in the kitchen or near the kitchen window during a storm because lightening is attracted to (of all places) kitchens. Now this sounds like a UL.
I can’t find any stats or info on this to back up my skepticism, so I rely on the imperial wisdom of my pals at SDMB.
People change not because they see the light but because they feel the heat.