Disaster Scenarios I've Fantasized About
I just learned at dinner that not everyone has these!? Huh.
- •I'm kidnapped by terrorists and forced to make a YouTube video renouncing America. How do I send a cryptic message about my location to my loved ones?Usually I insert some throw-away lie into my made-at-gunpoint speech that only my closest friends and family would notice as strange. Imbedded in that lie is a code revealing the coordinates of my prison bunker. America watches my story unfold, enthralled.
- •The US economy crashes and the dollar loses all value. I've neglected to invest in gold, so have to resort to the only asset I carry with me: selling my body for food and shelter.I took an "Intro to Investing" night class at UCLA last year, and this was a truly comforting realization. If civilization starts to crumble, I still have a good 5 years to fall back on my body (maybe 8-10 if not in LA). This is not to make light of the horrors of prostitution. This is just honestly something I thought to myself while sitting in a classroom at night, learning about the futures market.
- •"The Big One" hits LA and all normal channels of communication and power are down. I must somehow meet up with my family.I use my crank radio to listen for news, as a flashlight in the dark, and to power my phone. This is not a fantasy. This is simply practical planning. You can buy one here: http://amzn.to/1KrVJOS
- •I get stuck in an elevator with a stranger during a blackout. Will we fall in love?Obviously we fall in love.