All the wild weather we’ve been having around here lately, has got me thinking about where I wouldn’t want to be if a tornado were to hit my home or anywhere near it.
I came from tornado country and in no way am I making light of the tragedies caused by tornadoes. However, I must admit that there are some positions I wouldn’t want to be caught in.
Showering: This one is partially good, since you’re already in the bathtub. That is one of the safest places to be. What do you do though? I suppose you could crouch down and curl up in a naked ball inside the tub, and hope that there’s still a wall to hide behind after the tornado passes.
If you didn’t think your tub was safe enough, you could run out of the house flailing your arms around, and head over to a neighbor’s storm cellar. It would be awkward running over there in your birthday suit, but at least you’d be safe. Hopefully someone there would have an extra shirt you could wear.
Toilet: You’re in the middle of doing your business and a tornado comes. Do you hop off and hope for the best? Do you wipe first? Or, do you stay there and finish, while holding on for dear life to everything within arms reach? That gives a whole new meaning to “being caught with your pants down.”
Sleeping Attire: Typical pajamas would be okay, but what if it’s lingerie? Do you grab a robe or just flaunt it?
Working Out: Lately my daily workouts have been falling right in line with the afternoon storms. If a tornado hits my house and it gets destroyed, I don’t want to be stuck in my own sweat for hours. That’s disgusting. Plus, my workout attire is not really suitable for walking around town.
To eliminate that, as soon as I hear thunder, the workout is over. Off to the shower I go, which takes me back to the first awkward position I mentioned.
I doubt that if a tornado were to actually hit my home, I would care if I was naked, on the toilet or sweaty in a barely-there outfit. Even so, I can’t help but think about it.
In honor of tornado season, those are just a few of my random thoughts. Where would you not want to be in case of a tornado?