December 21, 2012, or as many of us thought of it – the date that irrationally struck fear in the hearts of millions of people – is now but a memory.
While some people were nervous that the world was coming to an end, I was as cool as a cucumber because I saw lots of signs that the world wasn’t coming to an end. Plus, my psychic told me that I had nothing to worry about.
And when you’re paying your phone psychic good money (defined as $3.99 per minute) you tend to trust her when she says the following: “Vince, I’m going to give you several reasons, over the next couple of hours, why you should not be afraid that the world is going to end this year.”
Those of you who were afraid of the Mayan apocalypse, now is the time for you to put that fear behind you and join the rest of as we wait for the next prediction that threatens to send us into a panic.
You know it’s only a matter of time before someone else (probably people selling gold coins and bunkers) says something that makes some people fearful. As crazy as the panic about December 21 was, it paled in comparison to what took place as the year 2000 approached.
Today, it seems hard to believe that back in 1999, there were people fearful that going from December 31, 1999 to January 1, 2000 would turn half of the world’s population in zombies.
There was also a less popular fear about us losing our modern conveniences (telecommunications, utilities, etc.) on account of computer glitches. I can’t remember the number of times I heard that people were going to take to the streets like savages because they couldn’t use their cell phones, watch Oprah, or take a hot shower.
But despite all the doom and gloom surrounding Y2K, when January 1, 2000 arrived, nothing major happened. Well, other than the fact that there were some people upset that they had enough bottled water, batteries, and freeze-dried foods to last until the Mayan apocalypse.
Compared to December 1999, the fear about December 21, 2012 wasn’t bad. Then again, when you’re told that the entire world is ending, what can you do? You look kind of silly stockpiling provisions when it’s all gonna end.
With the Mayan apocalypse now behind us, many of us will now enjoy the rest of the holiday season with family and friends. We’re secure in the fact that there’s nothing else to worry about.
Well, not until the Christmas bills start coming in January.