Well, if one thinks or worries or contemplates it, there always seems to be the possibility of the sudden end of the world simmering on the horizon. Is this true or not? Everyone every where is looking over their shoulder every once in a while just to make sure no marauding hoards are galloping over the hills or towering mushroom clouds are blooming in the not far enough away distance. It’s just the way it is.
One wonders if it has always been like this for mankind. You know in the old old days you never knew if some irritable malcontent Neanderthals were going to sneak up on your group and take over what there was of the world at that time with a few quick jabs of pointed sticks or crude shillelaghs. Or when the Mongols tramped around on undersized horses raping and pillaging and, well, trying to take over what there was of the world at that time. This can go on and on and on there were the Greeks, the Egyptians, the English(even before they slew so many with their Monty Python attacks), Spaniards, Germans, Russians,…dare I leave any out? Americans?
But always always there was/is something ominous just looming on the horizon. Hell there’s even the locust swarms to worry about! My goodness in a world still so young that the largest living mammal ever still swims thorough the ocean depths brings things into perspective. We have not been around long but we have done a lot of worrying about how much longer we will be here! Just read REVELATIONS in the Bible. Yeah it’s all there.
And of course there is the worry about what equipment, food, water and stores one might need should the ending began to evolve around us. Following is a list of possible things one might contemplate for the ultimate fight to the finish.
-as many Swiss Army Knives as you can afford. Even the toothpick and teeny scissors could be useful, what for?…that waits to be seen
-lots of beer. Hey get the enemy drunk…run
-Spam, the food of course, everyone mentions this even though it is terrible and will probably kill you off much faster than polluted water.
-more beer of course, better than polluted water, or vitamin loaded sodas.
-books. Even the boring ones will seem interesting. Omit books about the end of the world though. The emotional turmoil may cause you to drink up the valuable beer.
-Canned food of every type. even beanie weenies!
-pets? well they are either eating your food or become your food. This is getting depressing.
Forget it all, stop looking at the news. pull up some lawn chairs, some beer, make a spam sandwich and be neighborly. Forget about the bird flu, killer bees, flesh eating bacteria, nuclear reactor accidents, etc. Because really is there anything else to do if you know it’s going to end? Don’t even think about those politicians hiding in a bunker somewhere. You may be gone and many others but they will always be looking over their shoulders.
Just waiting for something to happen.
But, well, Swiss Army Knives are kinda handy