Post # 1
Let me preface this by saying that I don’t think the world is going to end in a week. Ok, I don’t want my SO or my dad going to work that day. I want my family all holed up, safe at home. It’s not that I’m afraid the world is going to end, but I’m more afraid of how people are going to act that day. My SO works in the back room at Wal-Mart, and around here Wal-Mart and Bass Pro Shop are the 2 places people always talk about going to in case of disaster. My dad is a mail man and I don’t want him out on the streets. It doesn’t help that the past couple of days have kinda sucked. There was the shooting in CT, and on a more personal level, my mom lost one of her friends and one of my good friends lost her dad- in the space of 24 hours. Not everyone reacts the same way to tragedy, but for me, I just want the people I love around me to remind myself it hasn’t happened to me yet. I always feel like if it could happen to them, it could happen to me, if that makes sense? I just want to know, am I being completely ridiculous and emotional or is this kinda half way a rational way to feel right now?
Post # 3
I don’t want to sound mean, but since you mentioned the word “ridiculous” I have to say yes.
This world sucks… Tragedies happen all the time… It’s a part of life and it’s something we can’t control.
So relax, take a breath, tell everyone you love them daily, and you’ll feel better.
Post # 4
Terrible things happen when we least expect it- Pearl Harbor, 9/11 etc. I seriously doubt that you have anything to worry about. I refuse to live my life hiding out in my house.
Post # 5
I don’t blame you for being worried, I can only imagine the stupidity that’s going to occur on Friday. Ugh.
FWIW, my daughter goes with her dad to visit his family that weekend and they are leaving Friday morning. I hope the doomsdayers stay off the roads. They have a 6 hour drive and I worry about it enough on their regular trips without adding the stress of an influx of crazy people on the roads, too.
Post # 6
@ForeverBirds: I can understand that you’re more worried about other people being assholes but I would think these folks would already have geared up by now, no? They have had years to prepare!!
Has anyone seen Seeking A Friend? It’s newish with Keira Knightly and Steve Corell and basically it’s the end of the world and while there were a few riot scenes, most folks were just partying their asses off. I imagine a lot of people will be going to work hungover on the 22nd and that’s the extent of it. Ha. Shoot, I should think about planning an end of the world party!! Thanks for the idea. Always like a good shindig… 😉
Post # 7
Nothing is going to happen, try to relax about it. Give them hugs and kisses and tell them you love them all the time.
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
The world was supposed to end mulitple times in my 29 years and there was not mass chaos on those days… I think you are, yes, being ridiculous.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone. I know, rationally, I’m being kinda silly, but knowing something doesn’t keep you from worrying. And heaven knows I am a worrier- if there is nothing to worry over, I will go out and find something. It doesn’t help that I have nothing to read and no school work to keep my mind off of things. And in light of the recent tragedies, both nationally and personally, I just want to hold my family close and make sure they’re safe.
Post # 10
I think you’re feeling the way you are because people are making such a huge deal about the date and any horrible tragedies/devastations that occur.
- Superstorm Sandy to hit NJ. One of the most devastating storms in our history. People assume it’s because the world is going to end.
- Zombies? The drug addicts who smoked PCP that turn into cannibals.
- Tsumani and earthquakes.
- Global warming.
- Our economic status.
…the list goes on and on. The media and our social networks have used it to their advantage to attract us all. They’re making money off of our obsession of crazy, unexplainable/unpredictable things and events.
Post # 11
@ForeverBirds: I always have the worst end of the world nightmares. All the “end of the world” talk and my SO’s zombie love have been killing me lately.
I know people probably think it’s ridiculous, but my family has a plan in case the world goes too crazy someway somehow (I doubt zombies or end of the world, but there are other terrible things that COULD happen!!!) That does make me feel a bit better….
Like you, I’m also a worrier. And if I don’t have something to worry about, I go find it. And no school for a few weeks!?! I’ve been obsessively reading, playing video games, working out, and working. lol
Post # 12
@Rouquine: This is probably true. I especially remember the scare of a zombie apocolypse induced by people snorting bath salts. I had a reaction between, “Who really wants to snort bath salts” and “Ok, maybe it could actually happen.” But I guess I’ll know one way or the other in 24 hours or less!
@Cornmuffin09: My family is so screwed if the world ends. We have no weapons, no food stores, no emergency plan, and we don’t even have a vehicle large enough to transport everyone if there is ever an evacuation. XD But Australia is a day ahead of us and hasn’t been wiped off the map, so I think we’re good!