The internet (and, specifically, Twitter) is teeming with talk of the Mayan calendar’s prediction for the world’s end. I took some time this afternoon to ask a few neighbors about their take on the whole apocalypse thing.
Sisters Amanda and Aimee stopped to chat at P.S. Coffee Tea ‘n’ Spices.
So, how are you preparing for tomorrow’s apocalypse?
Aimee: “I’m going to cook some food, and make some jewelry.”
What would you do if the world really were ending?
Amanda: “I’d just want to see everyone.”
Aimee: “I’d gather up all the pitbulls into one spot. Try to protect the pitbulls.”
Do you have a pitbull?
Aimee: “No, I just love them.”
Amanda: “And then I would say, ‘Hello? Stop, come over, and hang out.’”
David has rehearsals with his dance company tonight, but if the world were ending? He and Rachel say they’d “find a good place to watch.”
One man walking his stroller didn’t stop to chat, but offered a quick and valid response: “I wouldn’t be on the Internet.”
And Park Slope Stoop favorite Greg Johnson says he doesn’t buy into the doom talk:
“I don’t want to believe the world is going to end, so I’ll spend 12/21 the same way I spend every Friday night- alone, in my apartment, chowing on MREs while boarding up my windows.”
As for myself, I’ve studied John Hodgman’s tips and feel fairly confident.
Get that mayo.