I never thought I’d say this, but I was actually glad to be serving douchebags during the first post-Rapture Sunday morning check-out rush!
Never mind, then.
Still, while I have your attention for a minute..
Not only is all this Rapture business a good excuse for some to just give up trying to make the world a better place, some people have actually tried to capitalize on the world’s ignorance and fear. The Centre for Disease Control, in a ill-conceived attempt to draw the attention of people researching the Rapture online, decided to remind people they could turn to the CDC for aid during any sort of emergency.
Like say, a Zombie Apocalypse!
That’s right, the world was concerned with God’s wrath and the CDC decided now would be a good time to be “hip” and talk zombies with “the young people”.
A post on the CDC blog titled “Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse” went viral this week, causing the blog’s servers to temporarily crash. The site normally gets 1,000 to 3,000 hits per day, said CDC spokesperson Dave Daigle. Before the page went down on May 18, the post had garnered 30,000 hits. As of Thursday morning, 55,000 people had clicked on the post.
“We did not anticipate this type of reaction,” Daigle told LiveScience.
Personally. I’m not worried about God’s wrath or zombies. I see glimpses of Man’s inability to handle extreme situations every day, and believe me, the biggest threat will come from within.
So let’s take this little reprieve from judgement as a sign and clean up our collective act a bit, what do you say?