What will you miss most in the Year 2000?

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If your own personal "worst case scenario" is realized, what will you miss the most?

My votes go to 1) ice cream, and 2) my chiropractor


-- Roland (nottelling@nowhere.com), April 14, 1999


Food, warmth, security, flush toilets... or maybe none of those. Maybe I'll just miss my computer, particularly the Internet. The Net has really spoiled me in the last couple of years, especially the instant access to the world of ideas. It no longer matters if the people around me are boring (altho most of the aren't these days).

The thought of being surrounded by boring and/or violent people is horrifying even if all one's physical needs are met.

-- not looking (forward@to.it), April 14, 1999.

The peace and quiet of life alone with two fussy cats if my parents have to move in (for me, the surest sign of TEOTWAIKI).

My flower gardens (if I have to convert the best dirt in my backyard to veggies and toss out plants that have become a family legacy). (I'm expanding my veg. garden this year, but I'm likely to hedge in the face of New England glacial cement and not make it as large as I might need.)

Listening to the Redsox humiliate themselves while working in my (sniff!) flower garden...

(I should probably mention this forum, but with luck I'll be sick of you guys by then, and going cold turkey won't be such a problem. LOL)

-- Brooks (brooksbie@hotmail.com), April 14, 1999.

Long hot showers and ice cold beer. But now we will have stories to tell our kids about the "good old days", before the meltdown, war, etc...

-- Bill (y2khippo@yahoo.com), April 14, 1999.

Roland ... Had almost the same thought as I came to the computer this AM. But mine was, what would I want my children/grandchildren to see/hear/smell/taste if I knew this were the END of a GOLDEN AGE, like it was for Greece and Crete (before the title wave from the volcanic explosion) ... except, we KNOW it is coming and have 8 mionths left to ENJOY !!! VERY sad thought , in a way , but I would hate to look back in 2001 or 02 and say/think , IF ONLY I had thought about it I would have ..... . Always wanted to see Greece and Persia, but that is not in the cards now. At 71, and all small/large fortunes taken by legal system/wives/GOVERNMENT , I have only knowledge now of a fearful event that I have been living with for the past 18 years, being blessed (??)with premonitions that have not been wrong in 50 years !! Sorry, I'm rambeling now. Eagle ... Circling ... Watching ...WAITING !!!

-- Hal Walker (e999eagle@freewwweb.com), April 14, 1999.

My parents, who are completely dependent on the modern medical- industrial complex. If y2k goes past a 6, they're toast.

Got coffins?

-- rick blaine (y2kazoo@hotmail.com), April 14, 1999.

At first I thought "A long hot soak in the tub," but then I saw Rick's post and remembered I have to take a tablet twice a day or I go into a coma in short order. I think I'll miss the tablets most, all else I can handle. (Providing my coffee stash holds out.)

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), April 14, 1999.

You said personal WORST case, which would include the Net so I'd say, "you guys (even Flint who seems to be Milne's/my personal Moriarty :-)".

NY Rangers and UConn Huskies. Hey, at least I'm not a Red Sox fan like Brooks ......

Also pizza.

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), April 14, 1999.

I'll miss tweaking the noses of the GIs (especially the pompous ones like Prepared,INVAR and "DR" Homer...)I suspect that Yourdon will take down this forum once the realization that his much requested apocalypse is not going to happen - not that there will be many sheepish GIs around to make fun of, I'm sure...

-- Y2K Pro (2@641.com), April 14, 1999.

Hal Walker: Do you know specifically what event is involved in your premonitions? If so, could you elaborate? Thanks in advance.

-- Would (like@to.know), April 14, 1999.

Hey Big Dog, are you a fellow nutmegger?

-- rick blaine (y2kazoo@hotmail.com), April 14, 1999.

Rick --- Grew up in Stamford and lived, more recently, seven years in Litchfield, CT (stops in Santa Cruz, CA and Paris along the way among others). Now in Catskills of NY. And you? Let's get together (my email is real).

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), April 14, 1999.

I'll miss watching a really good movie with my husband. I'll miss the Internet and air conditioning. And I'll miss my hot tub! It is hard to heat 500 gal of water with no electricity:) But it will make a great water storage unit! However, I look forward to no play station and no computer games. I am sure that my boys will become much more creative once those are not available (even though we limit their use now).

-- winna (??@??.com), April 14, 1999.

L-L-L-O-O-O-N-N-G HOT showers as short ones can be done with a compliant mate and a watering can.... the NET for both info and entertainment.... ambiance of Coventry and teh GOOD side of the city... LOng drives in the country in FAST cars... the Air Show.... Auto Racing (from 2-8' off the track)... my brothers-DWGI's all.


Road Rage Duels... ACLU... the continuing "What if's" and "Have I got that contingency covered.." questions... Idiots who believe that, just because the car CAN get to 120 mph, it's BUILT to GO 120 mph, and just because they drive at 65-75 most of the time, 120 isn't that much different... health insurance battles...


-- chuck, a Night Driver (rienzoo@en.com), April 14, 1999.

Would ... It's a ten !! I always know two out of three; when, what, but not why , in this case. My neice happened to mention Y2K at a card party last November; since 1981 when I got this one ( there are several dozen others .. all happened, to whom, when and/or where I had the premonition of, since high school)I have agonized because , as many have found out trying to warn others, they WON'T listen , and I didn't have the WHY , in this case. We are going back to the 1800s; those without tools, plowable land AND NON HYBRID SEEDS,GUNS TO DEFEND with, will surcome to all that anarchy will bring !! It is more of a curse to know the future, believe me ! I have trouble sleeping; my wife (3rd) doesn't believe me, but yet she will ask me if I have any premonitions about her family members, since a BIG one (happy) I told her about, 13 months before it happened, came true. Have decided to max out all credit cards, chash all checks from another credit card company with whom it took three months of constant calls and letters, to get them to stop my card. Called twice about the checks, but now have a dozen sent since. Decided this AM that this IS the END of a GOLDEN AGE, so I am going to have some fun with children and grandchildren. LOL. Eagle PS. The nukes will fly too. Got shelter ?? I finished mine in 1985 !!!

-- Hal Walker (e999eagle@freewwweb.com), April 14, 1999.

Chuck --- Oh, it's YOUR road rage we're talking 'bout :-)

Hal --- Sure, but now tell us about the GOOD stuff that will happen. Nice to know Infomagic is a pollyanna.

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), April 14, 1999.

Big Dog ... The nukes will NOT kill us all; just the unprepared. There is a 1000 years of peace and quiet following the devastation; those who make it through that short 3-4 years get to live these years of peace and quiet; NO MORE WARS !! Eagle

-- Hal Walker (e999eagle@freewwweb.com), April 14, 1999.

Air conditioning.

-- gilda jessie (jess@listbot.com), April 14, 1999.

Freedom of movement and spontenaity. And cigerettes...y2k...the ultimate cold turkey plan. I will either quit or become a one woman "mob".

-- Lilly (somewhere@some.level), April 14, 1999.

I can't answer for the rest of our Texan friends on this forum, but as for myself...

1. Air Conditioning

2. Bathing on a regular basis

3. Air Conditioning

D*mn it gets hot down here in the summertime!

-- Sharon (sking@drought-ridden.com), April 14, 1999.

Sharon, you did good! :-)

-- Gayla in Houston (privacy@please.com), April 14, 1999.

1)Good music, of my choice, on demand

2)Central heating

3)Visiting non-local loved ones

-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@telusplanet.net), April 14, 1999.

I will miss:

1) Chiropractic

2) Freedom to pick up & go on short roadtrips anytime I please. On second thought, the road may very well become our home.

3) The incredible selection of cheap goods close at hand.

4) The comfort of living in prosperity relative to much of the rest of the world's population.

5) Group meditation.

I won't miss:

1) Health insurance companies.

2) Bitter, vengeful employees of health insurance companies.

3) Pompous, no-nothing allopathic physicians.

4) Television.

-- Bingo1 (howe9@pop.shentel.net), April 14, 1999.

Yep, air conditioning would be the big one.

Then, ice... as in ice cream Ice tea.. Ice anything.

But I won't miss:

1. big gov 2. insurance companies...health or HOA 3. mortgage companies bureacracy 4. Bureacracy, period 5. voice mail 6. did I say, bureacracies?

-- texan (tx@ranch.com), April 14, 1999.

Delusions from the recent past....

I'll miss the pollyanna attitude that the stock market will go to 30,000. Thinking the government's got this "thing" under control. Not thinking about Y2K. Some of my pride in the "American Spirit" Also Talk Radio, Taco Bell, Diet Pepsi, Instant Communications, Many of my customers. Personal safety. Red Wing Hockey.

I don't know.....I feel depression....

-- PJC (paulchri@msn.com), April 14, 1999.

I guess I'll miss Y2k Pro and Norm- they'll have starved to death once they've gnawed away at their keyboard and cables....

-- anita (hillsidefarm@drbs.com), April 14, 1999.

If Y2K is a 5 or higher, I will miss:

1. Most of my family and friends, all DGI's. 2. Ice cream. Picking up a phone, writing out a check and getting hot yummy pizza 30 minutes later. 3. Music anytime I want it. 4. Ok, SOME TV...most of it is crap that I won't miss...but PBS will be missed in this house. (We don't have cable.) 5. Flipping on a switch and getting light. 6. Long hot showers. 7. I'll admit it---the mall. 8. Taco Bell. 9. Air conditioning (I also live in TX) 10. The hubby says "cars" --hard to get anywhere around here w/out one...or gas to put in it. 11. The hubby will miss the Nintendo. 12. Having a phone. 13. Easily accesible, decent health care.

What we WON'T miss: 1. People using cell phones while driving. 2. Having an hour and 10 minute commute each way two times a day in heavy Dallas traffic. 3. Noise of the city. 4. Pagers. 5. Solicitors calling me at night. 6. Bill collectors. 7. Junk mail. 8. Overpopulation (anything over a 5 should take care of that.) 9. the federal government 10. the IRS 11. most everything on TV and the radio.

-- preparing (preparing@home.com), April 14, 1999.

BD: I DO NOT DO ROAD RAGE!! I drive for a LIVING! I can't afford not to have an almost inexhaustable sense of humor. though I WILL admit to a fair command of the idiom when noone else is in the car!! LOL


-- chuck, a Night Driver (rienzoo@en.com), April 14, 1999.

I will miss long hot soaks in the tub anytime I want. The fridge keeping those leftovers safe and tasty. Warm cozy house by pushing a button on the thermostat. Relative safety and security in my home and community. The coffeemaker and gourmet coffee. Driving anywhere I want anytime I want. Calling friends anytime I want. Fred Meyer. Our serenity and privacy when my DGI relatives all want to move in with us. My husband's entire family--they are all DGI's. Snorkelling in Hawaii on vacation. The internet, of course.

-- (nobody@nowhere.com), April 15, 1999.

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