It is simply much ado about nothing. Of course, I do not know that emphatically so. But I'm fairly sure. It reminds me of the craziness that ensued just before the year 2000. People went nuts. People overreacted.
People also made a lot of money and built businesses out of it. Take, for example, how many electric generators sold. Water bottles. Canned goods. Camping equipment.
I am pondering how I may be able to capitalize on this little bit of silliness myself. After all, if it is to be the last meal, the last great ride, the last whatever, someone will spend their dough on it just to take full advantage of their last moments—
A fool and his money are soon parted comes to mind, friends.
When the clock strikes midnight on the 22nd of December, 2012 there will be a moment of silence...
And then throngs of widespread laughter.