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February 22, 2013 / diannegray

Speechless

I was sitting outside writing yesterday when I was rudely interrupted by a huge thunderstorm. I went inside and looked out the front window to see one of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen (and believe me, I’ve seen a lot of weird things).

I was just going to write a post about it, but thought no one would believe me so the proof is in the pictures. Because this week’s WP challenge is image vs text I think these pictures speak for themselves.

Remember – this is a thunderstorm and there was a lot of lightning! Yes – that is a steel pole he’s holding on a tin roof…

Longshot

It’s obviously not dangerous enough so how about we add a bit of soap to that?

Slippery roof

How about I get the hose up there and wash away the soap?

Hose it down

This strange exercise lasted for about two hours – I was stunned but couldn’t tear my eyes away from the scene. I’m still wondering how he wasn’t struck by lightning and avoided taking off on the ‘slip and slide’ he’d created.

Have you seen anything this weird lately? 

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  1. John / Feb 22 2013 9:44 am

    That guy is nuts!

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 9:55 am

      It took me a while to pick my jaw up from the ground! And he’s certainly not a ‘young’ man!

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  2. Amanda / Feb 22 2013 9:45 am

    A Darwin Award contender if ever I’ve seen one!

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  3. appletonavenue / Feb 22 2013 9:47 am

    Darwin Award nominee indeed, and damned lucky.

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  4. kford2007 / Feb 22 2013 9:48 am

    That dude is bonkers! I wonder if he realizes how lucky he is?

    I saw an overweight woman dressed in skin tight,multi-colored neon leggings (seriously, it looked like a bag of confetti exploded on her pants and stuck), equally binding florescent blue and pink tank top, florescent gold shoes and bling on her teeth. Does that count as weird?

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 9:57 am

      LOL – that definitely counts as weird! I absolutely love “a bag of confetti exploded on her pants and stuck” 😀

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  5. Roy McCarthy / Feb 22 2013 9:49 am

    He’s the one laughing with his lovely clean tin roof.

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  6. JackieP / Feb 22 2013 9:50 am

    I’m going to have think long and hard to see if I have seen anything weirder. Hmm probably, But dumber? nope. He wins the prize! 😉

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 9:59 am

      LOL! I almost set up the video camera, but I was so sure he’d been struck by lightning that I didn’t want to film it! 😯

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      • JackieP / Feb 22 2013 11:14 am

        oh my, no, I would hate to film someone getting struck by lightening. But really, the man is ….well playing with mother nature is never a good idea

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  7. 1girl4adamwest / Feb 22 2013 9:52 am

    I agree with him being a candidate for Darwin award!

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 10:00 am

      Me too! There were about ten OH&S laws that he defied completely and survived 😯

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  8. Piper George / Feb 22 2013 9:59 am

    So what I want to know is was he already up there washing his roof down or the moment the rain started did he think ‘about darn time, now I can get on with the scrubbing!’, grab his pole and suds and scamper on up there like a squirrel on Nutella?

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 10:03 am

      I didn’t see him before the storm started so I’m assuming he used it to do some daredevil act that defies description!

      “Squirrel on Nutella” – LOL Love it! 😀

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  9. robincoyle / Feb 22 2013 10:03 am

    He was washing his roof? Is he a nut?

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 1:49 pm

      Yes – he was washing his roof. Who does that (whether or not there is a thunderstorm raging!) I’ll have to check mine now to make sure it’s clean enough for the street 😯

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  10. Jacqui Murray / Feb 22 2013 10:10 am

    I see someone already mentioned the Darwin Awards. Or start your own Blog Award–See it to Believe it. It’ll go viral.

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 1:52 pm

      LOL! I could start my own blog awards because I’m so incredibly clumsy. But there’s no way I’d be climbing a (metal) ladder, holding a (metal) pole, standing on a (slippery tin) roof in clear weather – let alone during a thunderstorm! 😀

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  11. Sheila Morris / Feb 22 2013 10:13 am

    Ok – you win Super Weird of 2013 THUS FAR…of course we don’t know what this guy will do next…and it’s only February…Geez Louise. Are you friggin’ kiddin’ me? I wouldn’t have believed it if you didn’t show pictures!! It’s a world gone mad, Gil.

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 1:54 pm

      Mad indeed. I had to rub my eyes a few times because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I don’t know how he’s still alive! I got vertigo just watching him 😯

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  12. Carrie Rubin / Feb 22 2013 10:17 am

    Guess he must have 8 more lives than the rest of us!

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 1:56 pm

      He must indeed, Carrie. I remember during the fires a few years back the hospital was filled with middle aged men who had fallen trying to clear the leaves out of their gutters – but this guy takes the cake!

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  13. faydanamyjake / Feb 22 2013 10:20 am

    You win! Were you tempted to go point out the dangers? I can see myself now, thunderstorm wandering over in an idle, just passing chit chat sort of way 🙂

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 1:58 pm

      I really wanted to ask him what kind of shoes he was wearing because I couldn’t believe he didn’t slip. But I was holding the phone the entire time in preparation to call the ambulance! 😉

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  14. faydanamyjake / Feb 22 2013 10:21 am

    P.s he didn’t need the hose 🙂

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  15. Corner of Confessions / Feb 22 2013 10:34 am

    Bravery and stupidity dances a fine line.

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  16. Janna G. Noelle / Feb 22 2013 10:38 am

    Maybe he had suction cup shoes. 🙂

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 2:00 pm

      That’s what I was thinking, Janna. He must have because he was walking on soapy bubbles – either that, or he’s Spiderman 😀

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  17. Janna G. Noelle / Feb 22 2013 10:39 am

    Can’t come up with a good one for the pole, though…

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 2:00 pm

      I didn’t get a picture of him climbing the metal ladder onto the roof either 😯

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  18. nrhatch / Feb 22 2013 10:42 am

    Holy Coprolite, Batgirl! That guys is cruising for a bruising . . . or worse. 😀

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 2:02 pm

      LOL!!!!! I love it 😀 I’m still shocked that he didn’t actually fall or get struck by lightning!

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  19. avwalters / Feb 22 2013 10:43 am

    He’s a tidy gent, isn’t he? This one beats me, my neighbors are always amazed that I’ll wash the car in a rainstorm. Uses available water–seems normal to me.

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 2:04 pm

      That I can understand – but he actually took the hose up on the roof and hosed it down while it was still raining LOL! You’re very good (and eco friendly) washing your car in the rain – please don’t wash the roof 🙂

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  20. Jill Weatherholt / Feb 22 2013 10:50 am

    Could that be the “Worlds Worst Salesman?” 🙂 And I thought my neighborbor who always washes his car in the pouring rain was crazy! You better lock your doors. 🙂

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 2:06 pm

      Maybe he should have employed the Worlds Worst Salesman to wash his roof! (check that – doors are locked) 😀

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  21. Ruth Rainwater / Feb 22 2013 11:37 am

    There is obviously no limit to man’s stupidity!

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 2:07 pm

      He does have a clean roof – although that’s only his boat shed, I wonder what his house looks like! 😯

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  22. justinwriter / Feb 22 2013 11:42 am

    Maybe he had rubber soles and thought they’d offer protection … Some people also believe lightning strikes the highest object, in this case the trees, but it doesn’t. Oh, well, it takes all types and at least he has entertained us. 🙂

    The only weird thing I’ve seen recently is one our neighbours lying down on her driveway talking on her mobile as our lawn was being mowed right near her. She continued talking there for a few hours …

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 2:11 pm

      Janna suggested he may have been wearing suction cap shoes (that is a possibility if there is such a thing) but holding a metal pole in a thunderstorm is my idea of ‘weird’ and maybe a little freaky 😯

      I can’t stand even being outside when the lawnmower is going (this fear comes from a neighbour when I was very young who ended up with a large nail embedded in her hip!) OUCH!!!!!

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  23. EllaDee / Feb 22 2013 11:58 am

    I see weird all the time but just plain ordinary eccentric weird… This is a perfect example of stupid weird… Do you know if the man you photographed has a wife? If so, where was she? One of our country neighbours was on his shed roof, wearing things, during the Australia Day weekend storms, Fell off, smashed his wrist, had to have it set with metal plates and can’t work. You can imagine the ear bashing he got from his wife.

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 2:14 pm

      He does have a wife, but she was nowhere to be seen. It’s often middle-aged men who have ‘roof-falling’ injuries (I read this in the paper after the bushfires) and this guy was definitely a statistic waiting to happen. Maybe this guy and your neighbour are related…

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  24. C. R. / Feb 22 2013 12:04 pm

    OMG!!! That’s one crazy dude! You should go tell him you observed him doing this and ask if you can “interview” him as to why~!

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 2:16 pm

      I would if I didn’t think he might want to make a suit from my skin 😯

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  25. jmgoyder / Feb 22 2013 12:35 pm

    Do you know him?

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 2:17 pm

      I know him as a very neat and tidy neighbour but that’s about it…

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  26. Britt Skrabanek / Feb 22 2013 12:39 pm

    Hmm…all I have to say is…hmm. : )

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 2:18 pm

      That’s what I said when I picked my jaw up off the ground, Britt! LOL 😀

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      • Britt Skrabanek / Feb 22 2013 2:19 pm

        Well, how about that?! Two speechless writers. Ooh, that’s a good title for something. : )

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      • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 2:23 pm

        I agree! It doesn’t happen often 😀

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  27. Peter / Feb 22 2013 1:17 pm

    Might be the only thing that saved him is the fact that his house is in a valley and not on top of the hill. That said— ain’ no way you gonna ketch me up on a roof like that! Slip ‘n Slide is right!

    Had to laugh about “have you seen anything this weird” because “weird” is in the eyes of the beholder and what I might think quite normal I find a lot of people think weird. We bought this 90 yr old house that everyone thought we were nuts for buying — but everyone who comes inside loves it — It’s all about your personal vision I think.

    That said — I have no idea what that guy’s personal vision was — other than fried grasshoppers on a skewer…. :-\

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 2:20 pm

      I have no idea what his thought process was, Peter. All I know is that you wouldn’t catch me up on a slippery roof in a thunderstorm no matter how much I love the roof of my boatshed!

      The house were moving is over 100 years old – so you’re certainly not as nuts as we are 😀

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  28. jessmittens / Feb 22 2013 2:02 pm

    haha what on Earth was he doing?? Clean the roof after the thunderstorm buddy.

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 2:22 pm

      Absolutely, Jess! And I couldn’t believe he dragged his hose up there to ‘water it down’ as well! 😯

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  29. Darla Welchel / Feb 22 2013 3:00 pm

    Well, I guys gotta clean his car shed roof right? He needed the rainwater to wet, wash and rinse the roof top! Not the brightest but hey he’s still alive and it worked. Slick as snake snot. 🙂

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 3:30 pm

      LOL! I’ll have to use “slick as snake snot” – what a great saying! 😀

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  30. Kozo / Feb 22 2013 3:33 pm

    Possible things to do in a thunderstorm:
    1)Stay in Bed
    2) Watch a movie
    3) Drink some hot tea
    4) Scrub down the roof of the car park

    Not too many people in America would pick option #4, Dianne. It must be a cultural thing. We don’t judge a person by the cleanliness of their roof. 🙂 Are you sure that your neighbor is not a woman named MacBeth?
    Thanks for making me grateful for noting having to wash my roof. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 3:59 pm

      He has a very clean roof, Kozo – and it’s his boat shed (yes, he’s rich) 😉 Option #4 is the last one I’d choose as well (I think option #2 is my favourite!)

      There’s another storm on its way today – I wonder what he’s got up his sleeve this time! 😀

      {{{Hugs}}}

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  31. Photos With Finesse / Feb 22 2013 4:05 pm

    Sadly Darwin only awards those who lose their life, or damage themselves badly enough so they can no longer contribute to the gene pool of the human race. This guy needs an award for being the luckiest man still alive. Thanks for the evening’s entertainment. My daughter and I were in hysterics reading and visualizing!

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    • diannegray / Feb 22 2013 4:12 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this, Suzan! It was a sight to behold (and one that put another chink in my faith in everything that’s sensible in the world!) 😉

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      • Photos With Finesse / Feb 23 2013 1:39 am

        I used to think that common sense not being so common was a modern issue. Apparently the quote is attributed to Voltaire – 300+ years ago. I guess each generation has it’s own level of stupidity!

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  32. mike and brandy / Feb 22 2013 5:15 pm

    we got hail here in chandler az, and ‘snow’ in glendale on the west side of phoenix and down in tucson. it was really strange to see all those little round pellets of ice in az.
    mike

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 6:36 am

      WOW – what’s happening with the weather! Hail can be the worst because it could get so big where I used to live that it would smash car windscreens…

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  33. Denise Hisey / Feb 22 2013 5:28 pm

    Just when you think you’ve seen it all!

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  34. audiophileparadise / Feb 22 2013 7:01 pm

    Really? A man washing his TIN roof with a mop (which apparently has a STEEL handle) and using soap (*insert sarcastic tone here* who slips on soaps these days?) all during a thunderstorm? Just great! Did that man go on and water his lawn next? Or maybe wash his car in the course of the thunderstorm? 😛 😀

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 6:37 am

      LOL – he actually did water his plants when he was finished cleaning the roof! 😀

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  35. ramblingsfromamum / Feb 22 2013 7:45 pm

    OMG only in Australia?? 😉 Why hose down the bloody roof when it’s raining ffs? Oh dear as a fellow Aussie I cringe right now! xx

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  36. Maryanne / Feb 22 2013 11:11 pm

    Hee-hee …. You know, Dianne, I used to do nutty things like this when I was young and ignorant to danger. I don’t know what it is about growing old that makes us more scared and conservative in the things we do. Sometimes I wish I had that blind, fearless energy I once had. God bless this guy, I love it! 🙂

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 6:40 am

      This is a really important point Maryanne! We’re so fearless when we’re young and this guy certainly doesn’t fit in the ‘young’ category which is all the more amazing 😀

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  37. pommepal / Feb 22 2013 11:30 pm

    I reckon he must be a fair dinkum, true blue, born and bred Territorian, if you know what I mean? you know what we Queenslanders think of them??? 🙂 I love the lush, tropical backdrop

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 6:41 am

      I totally agree with you! Only an NTer would do something like this 😉

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      • pommepal / Feb 23 2013 11:31 am

        🙂 Up there was the last area to be civilised.. Some think it still is a bit kooky, your neighbour proves a point… 🙂

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  38. mcwoman / Feb 23 2013 12:17 am

    If he loves scrubbing a roof, maybe he’d do kitchen floors?

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 6:41 am

      Dang! I should have asked him and he could have done mine! 😀

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  39. cocoaupnorth / Feb 23 2013 2:59 am

    That’s what I call commitment:-)

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 6:42 am

      He has the cleanest boatshed roof I’ve ever seen! 😉

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  40. Elisa / Feb 23 2013 3:04 am

    What a kook! I am so glad you didn’t watch him get struck by lightning! The hose takes the cake though. Too funny, but so scary I can’t laugh.

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 6:43 am

      I was going to get the video camera out, but couldn’t bring myself to do it because I was so sure he was going to get struck and I would hate to film that! Very scary stuff 😯

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  41. eof737 / Feb 23 2013 3:07 am

    Humans are quite strange…. It makes no sense to me to do it in a torrential rain with Thunder… His angels must have worked overtime yesterday. 😆

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 6:46 am

      I can just imagine those angels now. ‘Quick – form circle to stop the lightning!’ Quick – stop his feet from touching those suds!’ They certainly would have been working overtime! 😀

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      • eof737 / Feb 23 2013 7:01 am

        That is so true! Poor angels… 😆

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  42. Bonnie / Feb 23 2013 4:22 am

    That guy is either crazy or extremely lucky! And how perfect that a writer/story teller was there to see it all! 🙂

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 6:47 am

      I couldn’t believe it, Bonnie and had to rub my eyes a few times and ask myself if he was for real! I think crazy and lucky some the entire thing up! 😉

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  43. bulldog / Feb 23 2013 4:48 am

    Crazy absolutely crazy…

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  44. Don't Quote Lily / Feb 23 2013 5:15 am

    What the…?! Crazy!

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  45. Sheila / Feb 23 2013 6:22 am

    Sounds like he was pretty prepared with all those essential thunderstorm tools. He must have been waiting for that storm for a while. But you’d think just the thunderstorm would be enough to clean anything out there!

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 6:49 am

      It was very heavy rain and I’m surprised that in itself didn’t wash him of the roof! 😉

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  46. jmmcdowell / Feb 23 2013 6:52 am

    Okay, I haven’t got anything that can top that! Maybe he’s an alien in disguise like in Men in Black?!

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 7:00 am

      Actually – now you come to mention it! LOL – I think you’re onto something here. I could probably write an entire story about him (and I still can’t figure out how he didn’t slip on those bubbles!) maybe he has those ‘suction cap’ alien feet…

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  47. jannatwrites / Feb 23 2013 6:57 am

    That’s hilarious/scary (and, even though I see stupid people everyday, I cannot top this one!) Go figure how he can tempt fate for two hours and live, but someone else can make a phone call during a storm and get struck.

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 9:05 am

      I was thinking – I’ll probably get struck standing at the window taking pictures! LOL! This particular scene confirmed my belief in ‘pure luck getting us through life’! 😀

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  48. Hazy Shades of Me / Feb 23 2013 7:48 am

    Wha…? Holy Toledo. A true crackpot! I have to say that is also an unfortunate choice of shirt colour. Makes him look an odd, naked shape while wearing a low-rise, pleated miniskirt. !!!

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 9:06 am

      HAAAAAAAAAAA! That’s the funniest thing I’ve heard all day! 😀

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  49. bluebee / Feb 23 2013 7:52 am

    And he’s your neighbour! Be afraid, be very afraid 😀

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 9:08 am

      Lock doors – check
      Lock windows – check
      Close blinds – check
      Let dogs roam around freely – check

      LOL 😀

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  50. adinparadise / Feb 23 2013 9:08 am

    He’s obviously believes that saying, “cleanliness is next to godliness” and believes that he will have divine protection. 😆 Crazy is hardly the word for his stupidity. 😯

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 10:32 am

      That’s his boat shed – so I wonder how clean the roof on his house is! LOL 😀

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      • adinparadise / Feb 23 2013 10:45 am

        Yikes! He’s one anal person. 😀

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  51. Anna Scott Graham / Feb 23 2013 11:42 am

    I have not seen anything that odd lately. Goodness gracious, that is some rain!

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    • diannegray / Feb 23 2013 2:06 pm

      When it rains here, Anna, it REALLY rains – sometimes you look out the window and can’t even see the road because the rain is so heavy 😯

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  52. dedepuppets / Feb 23 2013 3:53 pm

    My friend wasn’t quite so lucky, when she decided the car needs a wash in the rainstorm that was brewing. Quickly she moved the car out of the garage onto the street. Unfortunately it wasn’t just rain, it was a full-blown hailstorm with ice pieces as large as eggs and the car was a total write off after the wash.

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    • diannegray / Feb 24 2013 5:38 am

      OH NO! That really is a disaster! A lot of people like to wash there cars in the rain (as I’ve found out from the comments here) 😉

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  53. Christina / Feb 23 2013 3:56 pm

    Hey there! I love reading your posts and this was particularly entertaining and went good with my morning coffee. I’m releived this dedicated person didn’t end up amongst Darwin Awards winners.
    Great job, agent 047, great job!

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    • diannegray / Feb 24 2013 5:39 am

      LOL! Thank you so much, Christina! I’ve always wanted to be agent 047! 😆

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  54. 4amWriter / Feb 23 2013 9:27 pm

    Boy oh boy, that is a strange sight. I can’t imagine what he was thinking! That rain is amazing; I can’t figure out how he didn’t fall off either.

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    • diannegray / Feb 24 2013 5:41 am

      Tropical rain is like no other – it absolutely buckets down – and with all that soap on the roof…well, I din’t know how he didn’t slip off! 😯

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  55. Zen A. / Feb 23 2013 9:34 pm

    Well, what can I say, that man is practical to say the least! My mum used to do this to our windows when it was raining. She’d lean out of the window and scrub all the glass and let the rain do the washing. I was always there, gripping her leg to prevent her from falling and yelling at her to get back inside before she kills herself. =/

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    • diannegray / Feb 24 2013 5:43 am

      LOL! I love it, Zen. If the guy hadn’t carried the hose onto the roof and hosed it down as well during the rain I may have thought he was half doing the right thing! 😆

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  56. frizztext / Feb 23 2013 10:07 pm

    it’s important to keep it clean all day!

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    • diannegray / Feb 27 2013 4:16 pm

      No matter what the weather is like – it’ got to be clean (I have noticed it’s got a few leaves on it now) 😯

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  57. Rohan 7 Things / Feb 23 2013 10:24 pm

    Haha, that’s hilarious! How on Earth do you decide to wash a roof in the middle of a thunderstorm. I bet his logic was “If I was it now I don’t need to bring the hose up”, but still so silly 🙂

    Ah, makes me nostalgic for those great big thunderstorms you get in Australia. There’s really nothing like those hot, dark, heavy tropical storms 🙂

    Thanks for sharing Dianne, very funny!

    Rohan.

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    • diannegray / Feb 24 2013 5:59 am

      Thanks so much for commenting, Rohan! I absolutely love Australian thunderstorms as well 😀

      The odd thing is, he DID bring the hose up 😆

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      • Rohan 7 Things / Feb 24 2013 6:19 am

        Yeah you said so in the post didn’t you, that’s just weird lol!

        You have some interesting neighbors haha 🙂

        Rohan.

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  58. gabrielablandy / Feb 23 2013 11:07 pm

    Talk about a great way to reveal character – the man who takes advantage of a rain storm to clean his shed! I remember when I was in Denmark, WA, because we weren’t on the mains and just had the water tank for our supply – when it rained I used to take an extra long shower no guilt. Loved this Dianne 😉 And thanks for the RT – gosh there’s so much ‘noise’ on twitter that it makes me smile that someone thinks to mention me!

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    • diannegray / Feb 24 2013 6:04 am

      My pleasure with the RT, Gabriela! 😀

      You’re right about revealing character – I think if this guy was a minor character in one of my stories I’d probably only need two lines to describe his personality perfectly! 😉

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      • gabrielablandy / Feb 24 2013 6:14 am

        That’s what I’m saying – when you only need the tiniest of brushstrokes. That’s when you know you’ve found a character. It’s why I like using life so much in my work – though sometimes I feel it’s cheating a bit, when I go out and see something and all I have to do is write it down, and people say wow, and I’m like: I didn’t really come up with it…

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  59. WriteHavoc / Feb 24 2013 2:22 am

    Fabulous. Now all you need is a good soundtrack and you’re away 😉

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    • diannegray / Feb 24 2013 6:06 am

      I was thinking maybe ‘Thunderstuck’ by AC/DC 😆

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  60. Irish Katie / Feb 24 2013 5:41 am

    Hmmm….I wonder if he’d come over to wash my car and outside of my house….it rains here a lot too.

    And wonders….that looks like a garage of sort he is washing…why does he not pull the vehicle out and wash that at the same time.

    Another thought…OMG….you should be glad he did not feel the need to take his shower!!!!

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    • diannegray / Feb 24 2013 6:10 am

      It’s a boatshed, but he washes his boat every other day so it was probably already clean enough 😯

      Oh – could you imagine the pics if he had decided to have a shower 😆 YIKES!!!

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      • Irish Katie / Feb 24 2013 6:13 am

        Nods….even if you HAD taken pictures….I would advise you not to post them, as I am sure WordPress has some kind of policy against cruelty to readers haha.

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      • diannegray / Feb 24 2013 6:16 am

        LOL!!!! Hilarious 😆

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  61. The Epistolarian / Feb 24 2013 12:34 pm

    That is hilarious! Yeah, I’d have watched that too.

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    • diannegray / Feb 25 2013 6:47 am

      I was watching through my fingers, just waiting for something to happen! 😆

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  62. tchistorygal / Feb 25 2013 2:55 am

    This is really funny!!! What a character! Who can believe the amazing characters you have visit right outside your front door! I’m going to have to keep my eyes open. Maybe there are funnier people outside my door than I ever dreamed up in my head. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    • diannegray / Feb 25 2013 6:56 am

      I was so stunned when he got the ladder out and started up the roof during the thunderstorm that I just had to get my camera out, Marsha! What a classic! 😀

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      • tchistorygal / Feb 25 2013 7:58 am

        It’s amazing that something awful didn’t happen to him. He has to make it to a story of yours, for sure. 🙂

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  63. Yvonne Giacomi / Feb 25 2013 3:09 am

    At least he was keeping you entertained Di.

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    • diannegray / Feb 25 2013 6:57 am

      LOL! How lovely to see you here, Yvonne!!! How is the holiday going? 😀

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      • Yvonne Giacomi / Mar 1 2013 7:33 am

        Holiday is going really well, only 5 days Togo, can’t wait to get home and sleep in my own bed and see you guys, we jhave really missed you.

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      • diannegray / Mar 2 2013 7:43 am

        We miss you too! Can’t wait to see you guys 😀

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  64. donnajeanmcdunn / Feb 25 2013 8:05 am

    Your are so right in saying that was a strange sight, but my husband has done something almost as stupid. During a recent blizzard in our area, in the dark and with 50 mph winds, heavy snow fall, with at least several inches of heavy snow and ice mixed, he climbed on our roof to clean off our two satellites, one for my Internet and the other for the TV he was watching and if one time wasn’t bad enough, he did it twice. When they went out a third time he decided to go to bed.

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    • diannegray / Feb 25 2013 8:18 am

      LOL! I love this – it sounds like something my hubby would do (only because he loves his tele viewing so much!) Crazy men 😀

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  65. mightwar / Feb 25 2013 9:34 am

    You were right to take photos, because people would be hard pressed to believe something so absurd without seeing the evidence for themselves. Goodness gracious! My stomach kept shrinking as I went through the images. Surely, he’s just gonna have to re-wash that after the storm?

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    • diannegray / Feb 25 2013 9:44 am

      Ah – the beauty of the camera, it never lies! I couldn’t believe he was seriously injured or killed during this odd exercise! My stomach kept shrinking while I was watching him as well. I noticed a few leaves on his roof yesterday and wondered if he was going to get up there with a ‘leaf blower’ machine LOL 😀

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  66. agjorgenson / Feb 25 2013 3:11 pm

    Never have I seen anything so ludicrous! Yikes!!

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    • diannegray / Feb 25 2013 3:16 pm

      Now there’s a man obsessed about a clean roof! 😉

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  67. maggiemyklebust / Feb 25 2013 8:42 pm

    OMG… Maybe he has a death wish ???

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    • diannegray / Feb 26 2013 6:33 am

      I’m not sure, Maggie – but he’s very OCD with the neatness of his garden. That was his boat shed roof he was cleaning so I’m now wondering what his house looks like! 😉

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  68. dennisberry / Feb 26 2013 2:53 am

    There’s no way I could top that. If you guys have a lottery over there, he should have bought a ticket. I’m sure he’d be a millionaire. It was his lucky day.

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    • diannegray / Feb 26 2013 6:36 am

      So true, Dennis! There are so many ways he could have been injured/killed that he really does need to buy a lottery ticket! 😀

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  69. ripe red berries / Feb 26 2013 4:44 am

    OMG – I guess he wanted a ‘power wash’ ??

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  70. pennycoho / Feb 28 2013 2:24 pm

    I’m awestruck Dianne, I would have watched too. Just waiting for the tragedy to unfold! Great post on the Why You Shouldn’t Do This! 🙂

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    • diannegray / Feb 28 2013 2:29 pm

      I don’t even like standing near the windows inside the house when there’s thunder and lightning! Yet – on a metal roof, metal rod and soapy water??? He should have bought himself a ticket in the lottery 😀

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