I was really shocked to find out that the idiom "When it rains, it pours.®" was coined by ad execs to sell Morton's Salt.
You know how salt is hard to pour if it has absorbed any humidity? Morton's solution was to add magnesium carbonate to their salt. It absorbed the humidity before the sodium chloride. This meant, even when it rained, the salt would still be free flowing.
This is totally different than the connotation now attributed to the phrase regarding luck -- that when either something good or bad happens it tends to trigger a deluge of the same luck.
Y'all know I've had some pretty spectacular misses when it comes to dating. You all know that an boy damn near made me a quadriplegic.
Well... it's pouring.
Not in the whole magnesium carbonate way (well I guess in an additive sense...), but in the whole deluge of luck way.
I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch, but just know that I'm really happy right now. Content, cared for, adored. I'm excited for all the possibilities.
It's raining and I'm out there dancing.
Awesome! Not the salt thing though. Did you know the whole "diamond as an engagement ring" is fairly recent and invented by the diamond sellers?Reply
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