Monday, March 21, 2016

... And Knowing Is Half the Battle ...

So it started this weekend at Prompt Care.  We were back again ... bronchitis or a chest cold or whatever ... it was soundly kicking my ass and Stoney lovingly bundled me up and drove me back for more medicine.  After seeing the doctor, I stopped at the bathroom because ... well, because I've never been in the vicinity of a bathroom I didn't want to visit.

I had the initial thought, "This bathroom smells good.  Very clean."  Of course, it was very early and probably hadn't been used much that morning.  But as I washed my hands I considered ... "This would be a good place to hide during a zombie apocalypse."

I have these thoughts occasionally.  Not daily by any means ... but probably once a week at least?   I"ll see an office building with a reinforced fence and think, "That would be a nice feature."  If I'm at a store and see a display of air mattresses, I'll think, "Hmmmm ... not the most comfortable in the world but it would do nicely."

In the bathroom of the clinic, I was ticking off advantages ... few windows, medicine, bathrooms ... plus there's a sleep center on site which means beds and showers.  It only took a moment to realize the issue would be food ... other than a few dozen muffins at the coffee counter, there wouldn't be anything edible.  Fine ... mental line through that option.  In case of a zombie apocalypse, the health care clinic is not a good choice.

The thought came to me again as we stopped at Walgreens to fill my prescriptions.  I saw the high windows and again thought, "Few windows, medicine ... and food!  No bed ... or anything that could substitute for a bed ... hmmmm ..."

These are the things I think about it.  No, the zombie apocalypse is not going to happen ... but if it does?  I'll have a leg up ...

Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter


  1. I do the same!

  2. So ... give me a few hints! In your part of the world, where would be a good zombie bunker? I've shared my thoughts with Stoney ... and, in general, I think he thinks I'm an idiot. Right now, my main idea is a big-box store ... say Sam's Club? It would have medicine and food and clothing ... ours even sells mattresses and furniture. BUT ... that food would rot before you could eat it all. It would start to stink, I'm afraid. Although, in all honestly, unless they sell "Hello Kitty Home Dialysis Kits" ... the stink wouldn't bother me long. LOL :)

  3. I have two places in mind: an abandoned facility outside Hanna City that formerly served as a youth farm for juvenile delinquents, or the current prison in my hometown of Pekin, IL. Both are fenced in, have watch towers, and are surrounded by fields...perfect for security and surveillance. No chance of a surprise walker ambush😄 Both buildings are on the outskirts of towns, so supply runs wouldn't be a problem. Is it sad that I have this all planned out?😂