It’s funny how a lot of otherwise improbable events can be made believable by laying an early framework for those events to occur.
Just writing, “I got hit by lightning three times on my way home this morning.” seems improbable on its own. But how about this: “People get struck by lightning all the time in my family. I got hit by lightning three times on my way home this morning.” While not the strongest of examples, you get my point.
The first sentence creates in the reader an expectation or at the very least a baseline statement to measure that second statement by and it lessens the blow. A bit. Though lightning is still quite dangerous.
Better might be: “I stay inside when there’s lightning outside.”
(sorry, just avoiding my nanowrimo writing a bit longer)