Zombie Apocalypse? Prepared? Of course not, but I know a few tricks….
I looked at the topic for this post, scratched my head, chewed my lip for awhile. I’ve got nothing. Who the f… is prepared for a zombie apocalypse? I’m weeks behind with laundry and have dirty dishes in the sink. Let’s face it, I’m not going to survive an urban dystopia with a few extra bottles of water, a camping stove, canned goods, a flashlight, batteries and some duct tape if I even had any of that.
I am missing some really key things. No guns, no real knives except those dull things on my kitchen counter that barely chop vegetables. I quit studying Tae Kwon Doo at the green belt level oh so many years ago that I couldn’t even pretend to have muscle memory–muscle dementia more like it. I haven’t run any races for a decade and even then I was not that good–my only goal to finish, no matter how long it took. Lets face it–I don’t have weapons or know how to use any that might be of any help.
Is it hopeless? Yes, you say. You may be right but there are I few things that I do have that may change the odds (or I could be kidding myself). The sheer unadultered truth is that you can”t really prepare for an apocalypse–its not like a dance recital or a test. Darwin was pretty clear on this–survivors aren’t the strongest, but the most adaptable. And adaptability I’ve got in spades.
To survive, I’d rely on creativity and resourcefulness. Use frying pans, screwdrivers and wooden bookshelves, I could devise make shift weapons. I may be out of shape but I don’t have a death wish and hard wood is hard wood whether its in the shape of a bat or a shelf. I’ve always had a swiss army knife on hand cause you can do just about anything with those things.
Throw a little chaos at me and I rise to the challenge. I’ll be the one making plans for those with the guns and knives to implement. I will do what I have to do to survive–now that’s a pretty useful attitude when its me versus the zombie. I may not know what I need, but I’m not bad at figuring out things to do with what’s around. I have a spoon and I’m willing to use it. Eye anyone?
Just in case you want to know, if I could choose one person who I wanted with me to battle zombies and survive the unknown, there is only one choice–Angus MacGyver, the most resourceful hero ever to grace the small screen. Over there, isn’t he lovely?
What tricks do you have to survive? Who would you want along for the ride?
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Posted on February 5, 2013, in Sabrina Garie and tagged Apocalypse, darker temptations, how to survive a zombie apocalypse, MacGyver, paranormal, paranormal romance, Sabrina Garie, Swiss Army Knife, zombie, zombie apocalypse. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.