I grow up in the 80s near a Scottish Loch which had a US nuclear base in it, so I knew that the KGB kept a constant eye on my street and probably had me marked down as a primary target. On top of this, for a while it seemed that every night brought with a harrowing new programme showing what exactly would have after the three minute sounded. It wasn’t nice. I even started having nightmares about trying to out run the mushroom cloud. Anyway, I haven’t thought about this for a while so I decided to do so now. What would I do if the bomb dropped?
I’d probably regret now having a better garage door opener. For some reason the garage is where I would feel safest in my house but it is a rusty old thing which would probably take more than three minutes to open. I’ll just need to cower under the stairs instead.
I would love to get a game of Montreal paintball but it would take me about 3 days to get there. Not to mention the time needed to get the gear on. I’ve got a couple of old tins of paint in the house though. Maybe I would have just enough time to open the lids and throw a bit of the stuff around.
I would need to get some eyeglasses repair sorted out. I remember being haunted by an old Twilight Zone show. In summary, Burgess Meredith is the last person alive after a nuclear war but his only remaining interest is reading. He then drops his glasses and steps on them. I would therefore prefer to have a few a pair of glasses with me when the bomb falls. And I don’t even use glasses.
I would like to eat some final classic cheesecakes but my local shop only sells yogurts and sponge cakes. Ah well, I guess it will have to do.