though im not going outa my way to research it. i would have to say your rong for the most part. unless a link to more info is provided or something.
cause example - if electricity passes threw the frame of a car, its headed strait down. so if it goes down a steel bar on the right side of the frame, its not going to turn around and start heading back up the left side of the frame, otherwise it would have to start heading back down again. and electricity only goes the quickest way to ground.
now that i think about it, maybe were sorta talking about 2 different things... electrical current is never absorbed, but since static electricity isnt a sustained power source. The power or voltave is used up as the current encounters resistence.
So its not disapated but rather the energy behind the current is depleted. So when an object is shocked, the current travels threw it untill it meats high resistence such as, air, wood, rubber, plastic. and a small amount of amp are probably pushed threw, but the energy is quickly depleted.