Son of a Lightning Rod Salesman
My father was, among other things, a lightning rod salesman. I got to help him install lightning rods on houses, barns, and other buildings (and trees) for most of my life. I also lived in an area of Colorado noted for its ferocious lightning storms. I had many brushes with lightning, including having my hair stand on end during a lightning storm, and several times seeing lightning strike within a hundred feet of where I stood.