Zombie Cliche Lookout: What Now?
In the best of times, it’s pretty frustrating when your plan falls apart. In the worst of times – like when there’s a couple of dozen zombies outside – it can be catastrophic. That’s why it’s so important to be flexible and creative. If you can remain calm and look at options that other people might overlook, you’re a lot better prepared to get yourself out of trouble than the average person.
Classic wisdom tells us that “No plan survives contact with the enemy.” This is most likely true, improvisation is a necessity even when things are going well because there’s no such thing as a static situation. Variables are always changing, and you need to change with them.
Or, you know, get eaten by zombies. Whatever you think is best.
About this Episode:
I really like Brent. He’s a fun character because he’s just completely clueless and self-absorbed. I know a few people like that in real life, and they’re not a lot of fun to be around. In a fictional story, however, they’re generally a good time.
Discussion Question: Head Skills and Hand Skills
Surviving the zombie apocalypse is going to involve more than just shooting zombies in the face and chopping them up with machetes. You’ve got a lot to worry about. Food, water, medicine, and shelter are all going to be priorities. That means that, in order to survive, you’re going to have to be able to do more than sit in front of a computer and create spreadsheets (I’m awesome at spreadsheets).
Based on your job, hobbies, and experiences, what could you bring to bear on these challenges? If you enjoy hunting, for instance, that’s a way to produce meat. Do you do your own home improvements and maintenance? That mechanical ability might be very useful in building or improving/improvising a shelter.