I did some shake roofs up in the Seattle area back when we used roofing hatchets. (Before nail guns, for you kids) I worked with a guy named Sparky. He got his nickname because he was struck by lightning and came away none the worse for the experience.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” ― Samuel Adams