Have you ever been walking home or to your car one night and had an eerie suspicion that someone is watching you. Your foot steps speed up and you find yourself looking over your shoulders and into the dark bushes across the street. Then it dawns on you, that you should probably be getting your keys ready so when you reach your porch or car door you can get to safety quickly. Just as in all important times, your purse seems to be a bottomless pit allowing no relief to your rising pulse. You finally grab your keys and reach to enter them into the key hoe, and then drop them. Even more frantically you scramble to the ground and retrieve the jangling metal alarm system, warning everything in your vicinity that there is fresh blood, ripe for the picking. You finally get your key in the hole and as you are turning it….. you realize that you are a complete idiot for ever thinking that you will be eaten to pieces by some once-dead, blood dripping zombie. You may not believe in zombie apocalypses, but it is a growing trend around the world. It’s not even just a zombie apocalypse that is urging people to buy knives, guns, and bulk foods, but every imaginable type of apocalypse you could think of: super volcanoes, economic crashes, polar shifts, a new ice age, and oh so much more. Bulk item prices are steadily rising for the growing paranoid. There are countless documentaries, books, and even a television show on National Geographic called Doomsday Preppers. Even the lovely Jennifer Lawrence (X-Men: First Class, The Hunger Games) admits to watching the show and says it’s her “guilty pleasure.” I personally am in love with
all the hype! As long as you’re not spending your life savings on preparations, then it is harmless fun. I record Doomsday Preppers and watch while doing laundry. Admittingly, I have even done a little preparation myself. Some knives here, storage food and water there, and of course gas masks and bug-out bags for me and my daughter. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released reports on preparing for a zombie apocalypse. Of course, they did it to calm the hysteria and made it in a way to help in most survival situations. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe that my friends are going to try to eat me alive one day while at the movies, but it is better to prepare for a disaster then wait for one to happen and say, “Oh Sh*t” while helplessly watching the disaster unfold. So tell me, are any of you preparing for some sort of apocalypse?