TACOMA — After widespread storms blanketed the region throughout Saturday and well in to Sunday morning, one local resident found himself seriously relieved to learn rain in Western Washington was still actually a thing.
“I was too scared to believe the rumors of moderate to heavy precipitation might actually turn out to have some basis in reality,” Drew Fritz told reporters, gleefully sloshing through a standing puddle to verify he wasn’t imagining it being there.
He added he had all but forgotten that the clear, odorless droplets of precipitation, each of which tosses up a little cloud of dust upon striking baked earth, are something modern scientists call “rain”.
“If you don’t see something for weeks and weeks, it’s only human nature to wonder if that something still exists. I think that was the case here with our ‘rain’.”
At press time, Fritz, upon not seeing his mother for some time, reasoned that she might not exist any longer — if she ever did at all.