Larry was getting ready to move a crocodile of trolleys as fork lightening appeared, followed by rolling thunder claps that were a few seconds apart. I was seriously worried that Larry might be taking a risk handling all that metal as he guided a long line of trolleys to their parking lot by the store entrance. I suggested to him that he waited a bit to see if there was a safe period to move them, and I explained why....."I've got to move them"... he said "You know what customers are like. " ...."Forget that," I said..... "Your safety come first." I was glad to see him remove the strap he uses to keep all the trolleys together when he moves them out; he and the trolleys were going nowhere. I guess no senior manager in the store would think about this electrically charged weather in conjunction with risk management.
The sudden fierce storms, lightening and torrential rain took us all by surprise, I sheltered in the doorway of the store with a lot of other people with the same idea, to keep dry and wait for it all to abate. The people around me were dressed much as I was, in lightweight summer clothes. The difference was, they had vehicles in the car park and I did not. Frankly, I did not fancy walking home in that stormy weather and torrential downpour. The ubiquitous cell phone comes into its own at times like this, especially if you are carrying one, with its batteries fully charged.
I called for help from Hubby, who drove to the store to collect me.
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