here is the explanation of Paranoia from Wikipedia.
I didn’t grow up here in the US, so I am not used to all this violent weather behavior. If I didn’t have kids, I would be the one sitting under my blanket on my bed hoping for it to be over soon and sparing my house.
But for my kiddos I have to mimic the brave one. Telling them that the safest spot in a Thunderstorm is in the house.
The last few days we had storms roll through here every day, they sometimes linger for hours, bring torrential downpours, very loud thunder and frightening lightnings, cloud to ground….really scary, and those 60+ miles winds.
The thunderstorms I grew up with are baby storms compared to those here.
While I am typing it is already rumbling in the back ground again, just had a 2.5 hour storm this afternoon.
Now to my paranoia….
As I was living the first few years by myself in Germany in my own apartment I had a lightning coming out of my outlet on one wall zipping through my living room into the outlet on the other side. Luckily I was not sitting or standing in the way. I know all houses in Germany are grounded and you don’t have to be scared in a thunder storm.
But here, when I hear it rumbling, I run around unplugging everything. And hoping for the best.
To many times we lost electricity or phone and Internet service or all.
Then I sit down with my kids, playing some board games, always the flash light and other important utensils in sight.
How do you get through a storm? Does that even bother you?
Do you unplug everything important or do you just hope nothing will get hit.
Ok, I am off… as the rumbling is getting louder and the sky is getting really dark once again.