Sometimes It Doesn’t Rain on Mars

…But the Residents of Venus Get Drenched

By Jeff Salter

It’s rare, but sometimes even the inclement weather will smile upon me.
Today [actually 5-16-2014], among several sets of rain showers, I accomplished three separate functions.

  • Drove to the ‘Y’ in bright sunshine. While I was exercising inside, it POURED rain outside.
  • Drove from the ‘Y’ to the grocery in moderate sunshine. Another light shower while I was inside shopping.
  • Drove from the grocery to my Mom’s cottage in sunshine.
  • Drove from my Mom’s to my own house in sunshine.

Then it rained again.
Yep — sometimes even the inclement weather will smile on me.


And at this point, you may be thinking: “So what? He had a few key moments of sunshine on an otherwise rainy and storming day.”
Well, I’ll now explain why this was so unique.

My wife – running different multiple errands, on a different schedule, in her own vehicle – got rained on everywhere she went.

Men are from Mars… Women are from Venus. Sometimes it doesn’t rain on Mars!


If this had happened to you, would you mention your good fortune to your spouse who got soaked at every stop?

[JLS # 334]


About Jeff Salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Fourteen completed novels and four completed novellas. Working with three royalty publishers: Clean Reads, Dingbat Publishing, & TouchPoint Press/Romance. "Cowboy Out of Time" -- Apr. 2019 /// "Double Down Trouble" -- June 2018 /// "Not Easy Being Android" -- Feb. 2018 /// "Size Matters" -- Oct. 2016 /// "The Duchess of Earl" -- Jul. 2016 /// "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- Nov. 2015 /// "Pleased to Meet Me" (novella) -- Oct. 2015 /// "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- May 2015 /// "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014 /// "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014 /// "Hid Wounded Reb" -- Aug. 2014 /// "Don't Bet On It" (novella) -- April 2014 /// "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- Dec. 2013 /// "Echo Taps" (novella) -- June 2013 /// "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013 /// "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" -- Oct. 2012 /// "The Overnighter's Secrets" -- May 2012 /// Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.
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10 Responses to Sometimes It Doesn’t Rain on Mars

  1. Joselyn says:

    I might mention it, but I wouldn’t rub it in. 😀

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  2. Lol I would definitely say something.

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  3. jbrayweber says:

    I’d mention it, but not to rub it in. He drives a lot as a salesman, so it really is a law of averages that he’s in more bad weather than I.

    That said, I’ve had it pretty bad considering…

    Fifteen years ago, he was off in Lousiana fishing. At the same time, he was enjoying moderate weather, I was home in SE Texas, pregnant, wondering how the heck I was going to lift and save as much of our stuff as possible from rising floodwaters as Tropical Storm Allison hammered us.
    For my second pregnancy, my water broke (for the second time that day) while at the grocery store just before checking out. I finished checking out (hey, who knows when I would get back to the store and besides, ice cream was on sale) and had a basket full of groceries that I had to get from the store to my truck in the driving rain. And then again from the truck to the house. Soaked and in labor…LOL!

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    • jeff7salter says:

      wow — you could be in a reality tV show.
      soaked, shopping, busted water, and in labor. Still have the groceries to unload… and drive yourself to the hosp.
      Hope hubby caught a bunch of fish.
      Love the line: “besides, ice cream was on sale”

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  4. Probably not a great idea to brag about not getting drenched, especially to a lady like Denise who obviously take pride in her appearance.
    We had the same weather pattern.I kept looking for rainbows but never saw one.

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  5. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Hubby doesn’t get out much, so the chances of him getting drenched are slim. Chances are, if he did I would hear about it – so it would be difficult for me to not mention my good fortune. He’s pretty good natured, so he’d probably laugh about it.

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    • jeff7salter says:

      Usually best to be able to laugh at one’s own misfortune. That’s the essence of most of my Possum Trot Posts.


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