Zombie Cliche Lookout: Missing the Point
Everyone gets tunnel vision from time to time, especially when they’re stressed or extremely focused on one thing. And then there are those people who seem to be perpetually in their own little world, completely oblivious to the things that most of us prioritize in life. In both situations, a zombie attack is going to make these things far, far worse. Being able to take a step back and observe everything that’s really going on in a situation is an invaluable skill, but one that most people simply don’t possess.
If you’re in a group, you’ll be lucky to have a person or two that are able to keep a cool head. Unfortunately, that means you’ll probably also be stuck with a half-dozen or so that just can’t manage to stay focused. Oh, and the best part is that you’re much more likely to be in this second group than the first.
About this Episode:
And here’s Ted! It only took four episodes into this arc to re-introduce one of my favorite characters, and probably my overall favorite characters that are little more than walking, talking stereotypes. I’m kind of having fun with this one in that Ted is actually acting a little out of character by quietly doing a pretty awful job. I’m going to attribute this one to trying to keep his wife happy when she’s clearly on the edge of just completely losing it.
Discussion Question: Self-Evaluation?
I’m sure everyone here has been in a stressful situation or two in their lives. Sure, maybe they aren’t as stressful as having to worry about being eaten alive by an army of zombies, but stress is stress, right? So, how good are you at keeping your head when things get bad?
I tend to go two ways with this, depending on the company I’m in. If I’m with another person who is staying calm, I’m much more likely to be completely unreasonable. But if they’re freaking out, I tend to stay calm. There are exceptions, of course.