Zombie Cliche Lookout: Disclosure of Risks
In a zombie survival situation, there are no guarantees. Yes, you can and should do everything in your power to eliminate, or at least ameliorate risks. But not matter how hard you work at this, there are simply too many variables out there to avoid everything. Honestly, our safe, comfortable lives aren’t too dissimilar. No, we don’t need to worry about getting eaten by a horde of zombies, but there are plenty of other things to be concerns about. Car accidents, food poisoning, crime, cancer, terrorism. I could go on and on. The point is, there are lots of things out there that put you at risk, otherwise, you wouldn’t have insurance.
You do have insurance, right?
About this Episode:
Poor Sam has been awfully quiet the last few episodes (and the next few, actually). I figured it was about time to have him pop in and bring down the room a bit. Sam’s a real fun governor.
Discussion Question: Reducing Risks
Building on the zombie cliche lookout, how would you go about making your life a little bit safer in the zombie apocalypse? I imagine there are loads of simple things one could do to make the world a little more survivable, so let’s hear some suggestions.
I’ll start with a couple. First off, dressing appropriately. Wear close fitting clothes and keep your hair short or tied up. Just like heavy equipment, you don’t want to leave anything hanging around for zombies to grab onto. Also, it wouldn’t hurt to wear things that offer some form of bite and scratch protection. I’m not suggesting a suit of armor (although that would be pretty cool), but a leather jacket and heavy gloves might not be a bad idea.
Oh yeah, and no flip flops. Let’s wear real shoes, or, better still, boots.