Y2K will or will not be a 3 day bump in the road because....

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Since Special K is still touting 3 day preparedness I would like some input from everybody to this statement:
Y2K will or will not be a 3 day bump in the road because...
Flame away and I thank you for your support.

-- y2k dave (xsdaa111@hotmail.com), August 26, 1999


Yes 3 days of HELL followed my many months of total disruption... its going to be so fun!!!yea!!!

-- Ron (rjcash@fred.net), August 26, 1999.

Too many people will be running around panicking all at once. There will be too many fires to put out to resolve this in a few days, or even a few weeks

Duane's webpage

-- Duane Schwingel (Duane@mytalk.com), August 26, 1999.

Y2K will NOT be a three day bump in the road because:

I need a lot more time than that to eat my beans, wheat, rice, etc.

Sorry, I just had to say that!

-- Jon Williamson (jwilliamson003@sprintmail.com), August 26, 1999.


Here's the picture I meant to post!

-- Duane Schwingel (duane@mytalk.com), August 26, 1999.

-- Ok, here it is! (Onemore@fortheroad.com), August 26, 1999.

-- Quit playing with our forum! (WebPro@Get-It-right.com), August 26, 1999.

3 days/a bump in the road is an asinine cliche, a promotional gimmick, a sucker punch, etc.

the only preparation level that could be individually right is the level which you decide for yourself...

and then live with that decision or not...as the case may be...

-- no talking please (breadlines@soupkitchen.gov), August 26, 1999.

Bumpity bump. If all hell doesn't brake loose, then I would highly expect the bump in the road to be similar to driving on railroad ties @ speeds ranging from 5 - 30 mph. If the bumps don't jar your teeth out, then your vomiting will ruin your new year. A slow, yet steady dose of problems that create havoc in your life. If not life threatening, then life shortening.

-- enough is (enough@enough.com), August 26, 1999.

species die-back is natural.The 3day storm expression is just an other way to thin out the breed.

-- zoobie (zoobiezoob@yahoo.com), August 26, 1999.

Dire predictions from a lot of smart people lead me to believe that troubles lie ahead. On the other hand, some smart people say this won't be the BIG one; he end of the world will come a little later due to natural disasters. That's my current, eccentric assesment.

-- Mara Wayne (MaraWayne@aol.com), August 26, 1999.

These idiots that created these analogies- to represent Y2K-----show their UTTER STUPIDITY!!!!!!!!

ok, a three day BUMP IN THE ROAD-- what the heck is that? you tell me -- does it mean we ride over bumps for three days and if so, WHO COULD SURVIVE RIDING OVER BUMPS FOR THREE DAYS STRAIGHT!!?? pain, agony, lots more.

ANOTHER...THREE DAY HURRICANE OR STORM--ok you tell me, if you have a real hurricane or storm that lasts FOR THREE DAYS--i would hate to see the resulting devastation.

George Washington where are you when we need you?

-- tt (cuddluppy@howstupid.com), August 26, 1999.

My html is a little rusty, but I hope I just fixed the wide margin problem, and not made it worse. You know how remediation efforts go......

I agree with tt. The Bump In The Road analogy is not as benign as it might sound. A bump in the road can give a mild jar, or it can cause you to go careening wildly out of control, depending how big the bump is.

A particularly bad BITR could cause the death of thousands and ruination for thousands, if not hundreds of thousands more. There are lot's of people who "live on the edge". These are the frail elderly, the poor, people with health problems, who need constant access to medical care and a lot of "Yuppie" types, who don't have anything in their fridge but a small container of Yogurt and a small bottled water. If a bad BITR occures during a bad cold snap, or a big snowstorm. All of the above could be severely bitten by the BITR.

Thousands of dead and dying from a single three day, to a week long event, does not rate as a "minor" problem, in my book.

-- Bokonon (), August 26, 1999.

Three day bump in the road...more like an earthquake lasting three days.

It's the picking up the pieces that's the hard part.


-- Tim the Y2K nut (
tmiley@yakko.cs.wmich.edu), August 26, 1999.

only a total idiot would still believe the 3 day B.S.

-- Dan G (thepcguru@hotmail.com), August 26, 1999.

Isn't 3 days about max for people to live without water? I wonder if "3 Day Storm" could be the actual name of some government study, scenario, or plan of operations. Maybe the phrase 3 Day Storm has a special meaning for those on the inside.

-- CS Man (csm@smoke.com), August 26, 1999.

3 day storm.

-- (yeah@yeah.yeah), August 26, 1999.

It will be a 3 day storm
The HTML gods have spoken.

-- (html@gods.here), August 26, 1999.

I guess it all depends on what the the number "three" really means, ey?

-- mar (derigueur2@aol.com), August 26, 1999.

From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr near Monterey, California

Three days is supposedly how much inventory is carried by the average grocery store. Having considerable experience with being unable to get folks to prepare early for natural disasters, I guess they're thinking that if they can keep everyone to shopping only for three days worth during the last week of December, they can keep from cleaning off the shelves. ::: Dancr morphs into Jay Leno ::: Oh, shut up!

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage.neener.autospammers--regrets.greenspun), August 26, 1999.

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