Everyone seems to be remarkably blasé about the fact that the world is to end in a couple of weeks?
Is everyone aware but just hoping that by ignoring the impending doom that it will somehow go away?
Or has everyone just forgotten?
It is a little problem that has been nagging at me for a while now – how does one prepare for Armageddon? It’s not exactly an event that requires me to lay in vast stocks of baked beans and tobacco. There is no point in heading down to the bunker. There isn’t even any need to book a plot in the cemetery, as presumably the cemetery will cease to exist too?
I know the end is going to happen on the 21st, but that raises another problem. As we discovered at the Millennium thing, a date sort of sweeps across the Earth like some kind of invisible tsunami, so I have to assume the The End will arrive in the same way? Are we going to see live pictures of Sydney vanishing, followed by a succession of cities as Dawn spreads across what’s left of the world?
And what time of day will it happen? The Mayans never mention that. Will it happen at Noon? If so, then the 21st will truly be a Day of Morning?
I haven’t decided what I am going to do. After all, I still have a fortnight left to decide.
I have a couple of bottles of excellent whiskey I have been keeping for a special occasion. I think we can class the End of The World as a special occasion? Leastwise, it strikes me as an event that isn’t likely to happen a second time. So I will probably open them on the evening of the 20th and slowly sup them while I await the arrival of the Four Horsemen.
I have a sneaking feeling though that come the 22nd, after two or three bottles of whiskey I’m going to wish the world had ended……