Zombie Cliche Lookout: I Underestimated You
We all misjudge people from time to time. It’s generally a pretty painful experience. As always, making this mistake in the middle of the zombie apocalypse tends to make a bad situation worse so, you know, keep that in mind. Generally speaking, misjudging someone ends up with you either embarrassed, or missing out on someone who is a lot cooler than you gave them credit for. In a high stakes situation, like when guns are involved, the mistake can have deadly consequences.
About this Episode:
I’ve always hated really slow, drawn out death scenes. You know the ones I’m talking about (if not, just look above at this episode). They always seem like something straight out of a soap opera. So if I hate it so much, why did I include it here? I don’t know. I guess I’m just a glutton for punishment.
The Walking Dead review is going to be a bit late this week. Look out for that tomorrow.
Discussion Question: Other Misjudgements
We’re going to stay on theme for this episode. I want to hear some of your ideas for other dangerous misjudgements that people might make in the zombie apocalypse, and how those bad calls could impact them down the road. I’m going to knock out two of the easy ones right off the bat so you guys have to work a little harder.
First up is a classic: assuming a location is zombie free because you don’t see any after a cursory look. This one almost always ends up with someone getting bitten, if not a full out attack. Check for zombie thoroughly, or pay the price.
The other is about other people. When meeting people, it’s easy to take their word for things. If, for instance, they say they’re wearing a bandage on their arm because they cut themselves on a broken window, you can pretty much bet they’re hiding a bite.
Okay; now it’s your turn.