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The End of The World in 2012 - What Will You Be Doing?
The End Of The World As We Know It?
The Mayans, Nostradamus, and more importantly, The X-Files have predicted that the world will end on 21st December 2012. If you want real precision in that the hour is 11:11 (it might be am or pm depending on the source). Taking into account timezones that means that in Eastern Australia we'd better start being concerned on December 22, but why quibble about pedantic details?
A lot of people out there (well maybe just a few, but a lot sounds better, doesn't it?) are preparing in advance for The End of Everything...or at least a case of a bad sunburn when the sunspots get bad that day causing a massive solar wind, or was that a volcanic eruption... I can never remember the exact details. Anyway, the average person with their busy life really doesn't have the time to prepare caches of food, and build that mountain retreat just in case. We'll be the ones winging it.
If you are one of those people who decide to take the laissez-faire approach to the end of everything (maybe even time itself) then here are a few suggestions to make the end of the world an event you'll never forget.
1. Relax, You Already Have Enough Food
It's the Holiday Season in a lot of religions. You know what that means. Food, more food and then a little bit more food to go with that food. Let's face it, we'll all be stuffed like turkeys, and know that there are more celebrations to come. Your cupboards and fridges will be stuffed to the gills.
I would suggest doing your food shopping a little earlier. If you can relax and get someone else to do it. After all, you're already on the Internet so use it to your advantage. Get somebody else to sort and deliver your End of the World supplies. If the world doesn't end you'll still have more than enough edibles to see you through to the next year, age, or whatever.
Get some extra firewood in case the world does end, or cook your meal on the BBQ grill instead. It'll be a novel way to spend the holidays anyway.
2. Get Ready To Play a Neat Party Trick or Two
It'll be that time of the year. Everyone will be at parties (Or hiding, but those people won't be fun anyway). This will be your chance to impress and distract them from the end of the world at the same time. The great thing is that you'll have years to prepare.
One of the predictions is that the poles will reverse. Now just imagine how you can use this piece of inside information to your advantage!
- Get a compass, a big one would be better.
- Just before the poles reverse, gather everyone around. (I'm sure by then they'll have a precise time, they did in 2000 and that went swimmingly)
- Tell them all that you are going to make North become South.
- Watch smugly as they all look at you skeptically.
- Remember here to show them that you have no magnets on you. This may require a strip-tease, if so make sure you've been to the gym at least a few days in the last week.
- Wave the compass in front of them.
- Watch their awe as the needle moves. They'll be so enthralled that the end of the world will go unnoticed.
- Put your clothes back on. It might be a little chilly after the power goes off.
See? There's always ways to use these small and not so small events to show off to a larger audience. Your guests will be glad for the distraction at such a dire time.
3. Spend Like There's No Tomorrow
One of the great things about the world ending is that you won't have to worry about paying the bills any more. Just think of the possibilities! You have a date to work with and everything.
Go on a spending spree. In fact, why stop at one credit card? Get a few more. Spend them up to the limit, too. Get all your cash out of the bank and spend that too. Have you always wanted that fancy car? Have you always wanted to live the Good Life, just like you see in all those work at home sales pages on the web? Who says there has to be financial pain?
Just imagine the look of surprise on your friends and family's faces when you give them everything they've always wanted. Just imagine the look of envy when they see your car and new house on the beach (it won't matter at all when the sea rises and it gets flooded -- maybe you could plan a little ahead here and get the house on stilts).
The key here is to spend up big, like it doesn't matter at all. There won't be a tomorrow to worry about anyway.
2012 Is Just Around The Corner
Long range plans can be a real bore. Let's face it, most people can't decide what they want to wear to work in the morning. Planning for the end of the world is just Too Big for us mere mortals. If this is you then relax and enjoy the end of the world. Who knows, maybe Douglas Adams was right and the Vogons will demolish the whole planet for an interstellar bypass.
The end of the world will be an event that nobody will forget. Have a great time and remember to wear a very fetching party hat., and enjoy the fireworks.