Take a good look at the HBs profile. Lightning is in a hurry
obviously, so it won't want to make sharp turns. If allowed to flow
fast & straight thru a good conductor to ground, it leaves
little damage. Only when it has to "hunt" a path does it get ugly.
It likes "surface paths", that's why a pipe is better than a wire
for a path. That's also why it likes circuit boards in equipment
rather than the little #12 grounding wire on the frame.
Not that any of the above is practical or pretty or handy but give
it what it wants most & it will leave quickly. Nothing more
than the loud "kerrack" and jumpy nerves as a memory. As mentioned
above, don't be in a position to be part of the path. Always give
it a better option & a change of underwear will be the worst
that happens to you.