Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The Impending Apocalypse

A co-worker walks into the kitchen as I’m getting my morning coffee and says, “So, are you ready for the apocalypse?” To which I ever so eloquently replied, “Huh?” (Hey, I don’t get truly verbose until at least my third cup of coffee). Anyway, at my stunned expression she explained it was June 6, 2006, or in apocalyptic terms 6-6-6. To which I then managed t0 mumble out, “Hmm.” I know, I know. I really do need to expand my vocabulary.

But as I wandered back to my desk, coffee in hand, I sat down, looked out the window and thought, not 'how awful the world could end' or 'gee maybe I should call my family because you just never know'. No, I merely quirked an eyebrow at the overcast sky and grumbled, ‘Sucky day for an apocalypse. Haven’t seen the sun in over a week.’ Then again, maybe extended darkness is the first sign. Or the second. Actually I really have no idea what the signs of an impending apocalypse are. That was never taught on the few times I showed up for Sunday school as a kid.

I’m not entirely sure where I’m going with this post, but I think suffice to say we can determine two things from this morning’s conversation. (1) I am an apparent heathen with no biblical knowledge past the whole theory of creation and whatever old movie I saw on television; and (2) should there ever be an apocalypse my likely response to it will be along the mono-syllabic vein.


Especially if it occurs early in the morning and I have yet to imbibe my second cup of coffee.

8 comments:

Peggy said...

We have sunshine here. Have for the last couple days. So if the apocalypse is preceded by darkness, things are looking good on my end. :-)

Bailey Stewart said...

I really think all of this is kind of funny - after all, we had June 6, 1906, June 6, 1806, June 6, 1706, etc.

Sunny and hot here.

Tess said...

ROTFL, Kelly. If it happens in the morning, my response will likely be similar.

Melissa Marsh said...

I agree with Eve. It's pretty silly.

Rene said...

I'm reading "The Taking" by Koontz and the story opens with a rainstorm, the beginning of the end of the world, at least as the characters know it, so I'd hurry and finish that coffee if I were you.

Maxx said...

The four horsemen of the Apocalypse are as follows (in no particular order)... Famine, War, Floods and ummmm... uh.. Ed.

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ps- He was a last minute replacement. 'Pestilence' or Plague as his friends like to call him, was suffering from allergies