This kind of thinking always makes me scratch my head:

Lightning strike survivor is saving his `lucky shirt’

JUL 26, 2006 10:10 AM EDT

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — He’s lucky to be alive.

A Mamaroneck man who was hit by lightning has been suffering from headaches and chest pain, but is glad to be a survivor.

Jason Ward, 21, was working in a New Rochelle masonry yard on Friday, with one hand touching a truck and the other holding a pole, when the lightning hit, throwing him several feet.

“I was rolling like I was on fire,” says Ward, who was burned on his hands, chest and forehead. “It hurt uncontrollably. I can’t explain a pain like that.”

Ward won’t be throwing away the scorched T-shirt he was wearing.

“It’s my lucky shirt now,” he said. “I’m going to frame it.”

If the shirt was so damned “lucky,” why’d he get hit by lightning in the first place? His “unlucky” steel-toe boots? Will he have a priest perform an exorcism on those?

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