Do you ever sometimes wonder while walking through the mall with your kids, "What would I do if right this second alien invaders attacked firing vaporizing guns that made people burst into ashes like they did in War of the Worlds - the new version"? Or, worse...what if they are the creepy spidery things from Cloverfield that inject you with something that makes your head explode? Or...OR...like from Alien with the crab-thingy that tries to suction itself to your face so that it can implant a parasite in your belly that will burst out of you after gestating!
Really, how do you protect your kids from that kind of rudeness?!?!
Or, like...do you ever imagine one morning you are driving your kids to school and notice that overnight half the population turned into flesh eating zombies who roam the streets looking for their next meal...and they spot your car? Yeah, what do you do THEN, huh?
Do you ever imagine what you'd do if a giant tsunami flooded the town and you had to wade through waist deep water to get your family safely to higher ground, knowing that there HAS to be sharks in that water - BIG ONES?
Oh, oh...or, let's say you are sitting in the movie theater with your kids and that earthquake that separates California from the rest of the united states hits OR a madman comes in with an Uzi and has a meltdown right there in the theater...do you find yourself coming up with a plan, JUST IN CASE this stuff should happen? Cause it could, ya know.
Are you one of those people who is a sucker for disaster and post apocalyptic shows, such as: War of the Worlds, Zombieland, 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Shaun of the Dead, Falling Skies, etc.?
Do you ever prepare for the outlandish, ridiculous, highly unlikely or improbable disastrous events (while making absolutely no effort to prepare for the likely, as in...not having an earthquake preparedness kid while living in California)?
I DO think about these things, mostly wistfully, because I really think I could use a good apocalyptic event.ReplyDelete
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A good apocalyptic event would certainly help clear up commute time traffic.Delete
i have to admit, i don't really think about disaster preparedness. nothing major is likely to happen here in the upper midwest, no earthquakes, hurricanes. we do get blizzards and tornadoes though so i'm always prepared with food to make during blizzards and if tornadoes are coming we hide in the wine cellar.ReplyDelete
i like watching the walking dead though, and learning what not to do in the event of an outbreak of zombies!
(is today creepy thursday? bugs snakes zombies spidery creatures yuckkkk)
I want to hide in a wine cellar!!!Delete
no you don't! there are spiders in there!! heheDelete
Hrrrm. I'm a terminator girl myself (the first three, not the last flop), in which case I am prepared, with german shepherds, leather jackets, sun glasses, and guns to boot... and I've heard terminators do not like goats. But if a tsunami hits Missouri all bets are off... I don't think any of us would survive that one. ;pReplyDelete
I'm a Terminator 1 fan, the others? Meh...Delete
If a tsunami should hit Missouri, well then...yes, I'd consider that a global screwing of humanity.
Shoot. I worry about everything all the time - from making the wrong underpants choice every morning to what I'm going to spend on groceries this week.ReplyDelete
I leave the planning of the zombie 'pocalypse preparedness to everyone else. That's way out of my scope ;).
I can see why pondering the right undergarments would be important, especially if you are in an accident and need to be undressed by hawt paramedics. I'll come up with a zombie preparedness plan that includes rescuing my bloggy friends. Got your back, my friend.Delete
As a matter of face, I AM one of those people. When I told my husband we had 55 gallons of potable water in the fish tank, should natural disaster or zombies strike, he looked at me like I'd finally lost it. Hah! None for him, then.ReplyDelete
No fishy water for him, Mr. Doubtypants! ;-)Delete
Oh, yes. Even though I was never officially a girl scout, I like to think I'm prepared. Flashlight, matches, crackers, band-aids, just to name a few things I lug around in my handbag in case of random emergencies. Desi- I have water everywhere.ReplyDelete
I used to carry about $50.00 worth of quarters in the trunk of my car because someone said we'd need coins to make pay phone calls in case cell phones went out in an emergency. My paranoia is boundless.
Provided you find a payphone! I saw one yesterday for the first time in...in...gosh, I can't remember when! I think they've all but disappeared!Delete
I was never a girl scout either, but a smart woman carries a big purse with all the necessities!
Turning red in the face as I take a deep breath to admit that Yes, I do think about that. Mostly zombies. In fact, our family has had conversations about how to survive the Zombie Apocolypse. (probably because we are Walking Dead fans who have watched Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead more times than socially acceptable) And while we have not taken steps to fully prepare for the over run of the undead, we do have an emergency preparedness kit and plan for those more natural type disasters.ReplyDelete
Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead are two of my favorite movies, despite not liking anything icky! There are parasites that infect ants and turn them into zombies...it's possible in the animal realm, just sayin'...so being prepared is a grand idea!Delete