Today’s question is what we would do in a zombie apocalypse?
I tell you what I would do. I would want to die in the first wave. I’ve never wanted to survive an apocalypse. Everything I’ve read makes me just want to die quick in any apocalyptic scenario. I grew up in the 80s with all the Cold War nuclear war preparations. I always thought that with enough advanced warning of a bomb coming you should get in your car and drive towards it. No use hanging around to get radiation poisoning or starve to death in the nuclear winter.
Now, that being said, I’ve been told that I’d be right handy when the zombies come.
A few years ago the American Veterinary Medical Association posted a list of 5 reasons you want a veterinarian on your team in a zombie apocalypse. I also have a former coworker who swore she was driving to my house when the zombies come for the reasons the AVMA listed and because the husband is ex-military and crazy enough to keep us alive.
I’m not a fan of gory zombie movies but I do like fun ones like Zombieland and Shaun of the Dead.
One of my favorite books ever was World War Z. I loved the format of that book. (Forget there was ever even a movie.) I thought of it a lot through the pandemic. The premise is that it is 10 years after a zombie apocalypse. The author is gathering oral histories. He mentions in the prologue that he wasn’t going to rehash what happened because if you were reading his book you lived through it. You put together the story of what happened to the world by listening to survivors. It was so clever. (Think about it. If someone was writing an oral history of COVID-19 you wouldn’t need an intro. You survived it.)
So I’m going to say No Thanks to the zombies.