I’m finding, even without broadcast tv, a weariness of the constant push to get me to consume/buy/upgrade stuff.
Its just a never ending noise. I even thought a bit yesterday, about what it would be like to be “off the grid” entirely, to avoid ALL of it.
Then I am reminded,
Even though I can dance the Thriller.
I don’t think its the brain eating walking dead that would get me.
Its not the lack of 21st century technology, or even isolation.
I can do isolation.
I see myself as an eventually aged hermit on a mountaintop with huge signs like this one:
This future aged hermit will have electricity in which to run a well and water heater.
I am a wuss without a hot shower.
I think my desperation for hot water would spell my doom while everyone else is dying by zombie. The same thing goes for living :”off the grid” (unless I had a super impressive solar set up that could keep a hot water heater going)
Last night while I was getting the littles ready for bed, the electricity went out .
We finished getting ready for bed by cell phone glow and LED tea light.
Utmost thought on my mind was not,
“If the electricity is out tomorrow how shall we eat? stay cool? manage our day??”
It was, “uggghh. what if I cant get a hot shower?”
Mincemeat I tell you.
I once had a “conversation” with a woman trying to convince herself she had “caught” autism, at the age of 45 from power lines. It was a huge government conspiracy. Why the government would be motivated to do that, she never said.
Couldn’t I “hear the hum?” The loud humming in her mind made her miserable. Now I think, she probably needed to see a psychiatrist instead of justify her paranoia. She was also mistaking symptom for cause, a not uncommon thing.
BUT she was right, there is a HUM.
Its most evident to people when the power is out and then comes back on. Some people do hear it all the time. Some electronics are hummy-er than others. This can really be an issue for hearing sensitive autists because other sound on top of that hum is really quite a din.
Water fears aside, It was nice to fall asleep to the sound of nothing.
The electricity stayed out until about 12:30 am, when everything went ROARING back on and sent me flying out of bed, or rather, off the couch, in a panic.
After checking to make sure all the lights were off, I went back to sleep secure in the knowledge my morning shower would be all good.
I suppose I can deal with constant ads and product placement.
So what do you think would be your doom should zombies descend?
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