Come the Apocalypse, City Dwellers are Dead

A really random blog post without a point. Sort of like every other article on this site…

Snow is coming. Again. I’m listening to the radio and calculating the chances of me getting off of work. Pretty high, I’d say, considering my car’s economy sized tires get lost in most potholes, let alone a foot of frozen cloud waste with no regard for frazzled commuters clinging white knuckled and frozen (literally) to their steering wheels. The radio tells me to keep three days of emergency supplies on hand in case the electric gets knocked out.

What's the point of being immortal if you can't get any decent data connection? © jorgophotography - Fotolia.com
What’s the point of being immortal if you can’t get any decent data connection?
© jorgophotography – Fotolia.com

I get home and start assessing my edible possessions. I have very little. I have even fewer items that I actually want to eat and even fewer morsels that have any nutrition of any kind. Calories are what the body needs to stay alive so I walk a block to the store to stock up on Twinkies since they have the best calorie per dollar ratio. I see people buying milk and bread, two of the most perishable items you could buy especially considering you may not have electric to power your refrigerator. I shake my head at the naive citizens as I set my armload of indestructible, calorie dense Twinkies boxes on the counter.

I plan ahead as far as several hours when I feel responsible. If ten inches of snow can kill us all, I’d hate to see what a real emergency will do. Of course, if we don’t have internet or a power outlet to charge our devices, we might as well be dead anyway, right?

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