Waiting for the end of the world…

20 Dec

a tear of sky

Have you heard about this whole Mayan end of the world thing? It has been in all the papers, the TV, the internet and everything.

I haven’t researched it all that much, but so many people have been talking about it for so long, I have to wonder if it might have some of that, what do you call it?–validity.

With the month I’ve been having, I have to tell you, I am sorta hoping the Mayans are right.

There–I said it!

I know that’s not a very nice thing to say, especially so close to the birthday of baby Jesus, but I am definitely in a “goodbye cruel world!” mode these days, so what can I do?

World gonna end? I say, go with it!

Still, I am more than a little bit skeptical. I’ve been burned on this score before.

I remember in high school I got sucked into Hal Lindsey’s Biblical prophecy books. I was promised the world was going to end any time now…Hal even wrote a book called The 1980’s: Countdown to Armageddon.

Countdown, eh?

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1…

I said, “1…”

Still waiting!

Recently we had that Harold Camping person who had a bunch of followers selling everything they owned and quitting their jobs and what not–all in anticipation of The Rapture. Harold had the thing figured out down to the exact minute (Eastern standard time, don’t you know?)

I was kind of jazzed about that.

So, what happened?

Still waiting!

Which reminds me–does anyone know what time the world is going to end tomorrow? I would hate to wake up and be all, “the world is still in tact–what a ripoff!” and then be going about my business for the rest of the day all casual like and then WHAM! here comes the end of the world!

That would suck.

I mean, what is the point of prophecy if it leaves you totally unprepared?

So, that Mayan calendar thing–they got a time frame?

I am thinking those Mayans never even heard of Eastern Standard Time. So the end of the world could happen in the AM, or after lunch, or even after the sun goes down.

How do you plan for that?

When it comes to the end of the world, I am more than a little cynical. How many times have I put off paying a bill or returning a book to the library or not bothered to study for a test in anticipation of total world conflagration?

Believing previous promises that the world is going to end has cost me, let me tell you!

Those library people don’t play!

Anyway, I went ahead and took the day off from work tomorrow. People have been making such a big deal about this “Oooooh–2012!” stuff for so long, it just has to be real. Right?

I can’t fully catalog how much crap I’ve been putting off at work, in anticipation of the end of the end of the world.

“Sure, let’s update that Employee Handbook for 2013,” I smirked, as I threw that particular assignment into the shred bin.

“Oh, you want FMLA for maternity leave? When’s the baby due? April, really? No need to bother with FMLA. From what I’ve heard, I don’t think you’re going to need it…” I said, turning away, biting my knuckle in a sardonic, yet sympathetic fashion.

Do you know how hard it is going to be to walk that shit back if the world doesn’t end as promised?

If the world does not end as scheduled this time, I am going to totally lose my faith in random promises of doom and destruction. Despite my cautionary approach, I can’t help but try to be optimistic about these things.

When it comes to cataclysmic events–I think it is best for one to keep a positive attitude.

I do apologize to any of you who do not want the world to end tomorrow. I wish you and your loved ones well, really I do! (Biting knuckle in that sardonic, yet sympathetic way I have….)

But as for myself…

Waiting…

…Still waiting…

One Response to “Waiting for the end of the world…”

  1. Pamela N Red December 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    I’m still here. I’ve lived through a few of these myself and we tend to get cynical about them after a while. I remember Oral Roberts predicting the end of the world. Oddly enough he wanted people to send him money. I wasn’t sure why he needed money if the world was going to end. That should have been a red flag.

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