What would you miss the most?

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If Y2K would be TEOTWAWKI, what would you miss the most from out society's destruction? I sat down and thought about it for a little while. My list included:

*Calling my grandparents

*Christmas tree lights

*Chewy cinnamon bear candy

*Running water

*Watching videotapes

*Future Star Wars episodes

*Hazelnut coffee with LOTS of cream and sugar

-- Deb M. (vmcclell@columbus.rr.com), December 16, 1999


My Church family

Ham radio

Computers / I-net



Griping about the government. I guess I can gripe about the latest feudal lord instead.


My sanity


-- Y2Kook (Y2Kook@usa.net), December 16, 1999.

Listening to Bach.

-- Spidey (free@last.Amen), December 16, 1999.

I'd miss my paycheck and being able to walk around the block in relative safety, but not in that order, heh. Um, not being able to breath due to chemical/nuclear/bio-chem/.... would no doubt suck too; if that occured in my neighborhood then I guess loss of breathing would be missed the most.

-- Hokie (nn@va.com), December 16, 1999.

Well, breathing is high up on the list but I would miss Beer. Guess after my ten cases run out , I will be 'Up the creek without a piddle'.

-- Bubba Smith (duck&cover@tshtf.com), December 16, 1999.

hot showers

the internet

-- Linda (lwmb@psln.com), December 16, 1999.


Got grain??

Got Hop seeds (they are effectively a weed vine)??

got Yeast?

got water?

If yes to all then you gots BEER!!

(Just got to coax it out of it's disguise)


-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), December 16, 1999.

Atta-way Chuck! I think I can do that. I would have stashed more than ten cases but spent all my money on powdered milk and similar 'Reminds you of Milk' products for the kids.

-- Bubba Smith (duck&cover@tshtf.com), December 16, 1999.


-- franko (franko@home.com), December 16, 1999.

TWAIKI...The World as I know it

-- Rod (rspain@webcombo.net), December 16, 1999.


*Large, double cheese, mushroom, sausage, onion, & black olive pizza, hot and delivered to my door.

*Running Water

*Strong Black Coffee


*Imported items like Chocolate, Spices, and Tea.

*Shopping at WalMart


*Easy access to medical care

Things I WON'T miss ---

*Three dollar-Bill Clinton

*Hitlary Klinton

*CNN/Ted Turner/Hanoi Jane

*New York City.

*Commuting 30 miles to work


-- Powder (Powder@keg.com), December 16, 1999.

'Up the creek without a piddle'. Get it?? nevermind

-- Bubba Smith (duck&cover@tshtf.com), December 16, 1999.


PS2 (coming fall 2000, BWAAA HA HA HA)

-- CygnusXI (noburnt@toast.net), December 16, 1999.

I would miss Matrix 2, but in some ways I'm grateful for Y2K cause there will definitely not be a Star Wars 5. Lucas should have called it quits a looonnng time ago, in a galaxy far far away......

-- de (dum@de.de), December 16, 1999.

Regularly scheduled affordable flights off this 21 sq.mi. island that 60,000 of us call home. "A rich man is not someone with a lot of money it is one who has all he needs" (Author Unknown-to me, anyway). I don't have a lot of money, but I am richly blessed. I don't know that there is much I will miss after all. Thanks for asking, Deb!

on de rock

-- Walter (on de rock@northrock.bm), December 16, 1999.

My favorite Chinese restaurant and all those humble Chinese people who are so grateful for my business! I can't cook to save my life!

-- Spoiled Brat (leoneamy@aol.com), December 16, 1999.

Long, hot showers.

Blowing a tank of gas getting lost in the country on a sunny afternoon, with the radio cranked...Porsches are recommended ;-) Oh yeah...add cheap gas to the list.

Drawing on my Wacom board. Stocking up on paper, charcoals, pens, ink, and pencils..won't be as kewl, though ;-)

Not having to wait in line long for anything...and if you do, they usually open another aisle. Next day air/delivery, buying online, instant gratification related stuff...

Having a zillion different choices at the store for practically. Anyone see "Moscow on the Hudson," where Robin Williams is standing in the aisle trying to make a purchasing decision, looking at all the different brands and varieties of coffee... "COFFEE, COFFEE, COFFEE!!!". That scene made me think about how we take such abundance for granted.

Having the ability to jump to another job at the drop of a hat if you have a technical skill...gotta love www.dice.com, LOL.

-- Tim (pixmo@pixelquest.com), December 16, 1999.

electricity water natural gas gasoline grocery stores

-- Paula (chowbabe@pacbell.net), December 16, 1999.

Ham radio

That's the one thing on these lists that you won't have to do without (unless banned by the government). A low-power transceiver can run on solar-recharged batteries very easily, and there won't be very many (if any) high-power stations causing interference.

-- Steve Heller (stheller@koyote.com), December 16, 1999.

Long hot showers

Relatively cheap gourmet foods

I bought some while stocking up, but I'll miss being able to choose from so many different kinds at the gourmet food stores.

-- nothere nothere (notherethere@hotmail.com), December 16, 1999.

Let's see, the wind and solar systems are pumping out power, new batteries should be good for 15 to 20+ years, so no problems with running water, lights, listening to the stereo, watching videos,etc. Got barley seed, lots of hops plants growing for years, different kinds of beer yeasts- all set for beer for a long time. But I'd miss the internet, and lots of those interesting foods from places far from home, like oranges and bananas. Sure wish I had started some in the greenhouse.

-- Jim (jiminwis@yahoo.com), December 16, 1999.


Although I'm a complete y2k agnostic who has trouble imagining teotwawki, I can imagine that there would be a lot of laugh-trouble if such a circumstance comes to pass.

-- (resolved@this.point), December 16, 1999.

 Hot showers

 Steaming caffe lattes (powdered milk doesn't quite cut it)

 California wine

 Driving... anywhere... safely... to have "adventures"

 Central heating

 Convenience food shopping and Whole Foods Markets

 The internet and e-mail

 The phone system and chatting with distant friends

Diane, feeling grateful!

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), December 16, 1999.

I think the thing I will miss the most is being able to make choices. What do I feel like eating, what do I feel like buying, what color do I like the best, what movie would I like to see, what restaurant should I go to tonight. We are so used to being able go anywhere when we want to and buy anything we desire when we want it. We are a spoiled lot!!!!!! Carly

-- Carly (carlyblue@aol.com), December 16, 1999.


and "humble Chinese people" with outstanding tax breaks, funded by.... the rest of us. oops

-- R. Wright (blaklodg@hotmail.com), December 16, 1999.

Being able to take a 1000 mile road trip just because I feel like it.

Hot baths *anytime* I want.

Long distance phone calls.

The internet.

exotic foods.

The washing machine!

-- formerly (formerly@nowhere.zzz), December 16, 1999.

I can't believe most of these answers. With a few obvious exceptions, this is a checklist of yuppie pleasures. Hazelnut coffee??? The next Star Wars episode??? Christmas tree lights??? GET REAL people! Start worrying about the only two things that REALLY matter...your LIFE and your LIBERTY.

-- Irving (irvingf@myremarq.com), December 16, 1999.

Definitely the washer/dryer!

-- like to be clean (smell@good.here), December 16, 1999.

What's wrong with a few yuppie pleasures if we can get them? If it goes MadMax on us, we're not going to have much of any luxuries left. We'll be focused on staying alive and free...

-- Powder (Powder@keg.com), December 16, 1999.


Exactly! (Thanks, btw.) This thread isn't for worrying about our NWO, etc... It's about what everyday, makes life a little easier items, we'd miss if our world was "turned on end".

Irving, believe me, if it comes to fighting to defend our freedoms, we'll all be there, but I wouldn't cross that bridge til we get to it.

-- Deb M. (vmcclell@columbus.rr.com), December 16, 1999.

Just for the record, my comments were NOT in reference to NWO or any similar issues. I was speaking strictly about life in general...

1) When you have no electricity, no heat and it 28 degrees in your kitchen.

2) The pipes in your home have frozen and burst. No water.

3) Food is running short, 2 of your 3 kids have heavy doses of the flu, and you don't feel so hot either. Sanitation in-home has become a real problem that may contribute to further health problems soon.

4) A neighbor has knocked on your door. He brings a thermos of hot soup cooked on waning supply of fuel for his camp stove. You thank him ...then he advises you that FEMA is rounding up everybody two streets over and they have scouts checking out YOUR neighborhood. That cold feeling now goes beyond the air temperature. In all probability, the jig is now up.

THAT is what I refer to. FEMA is not going to mercifully tuck you into a warm bunk. They are the latter-day Gestapo. At that point, your obsessive compulsive fixation on gourmet coffee, movies and video games will fade into nothing.

Life and Liberty. It really does come down to that.

-- Irving (irvingf@myremarq.com), December 16, 1999.

What would I miss the most?

Realitives that don't make it

Seeing my neice and nephews eyes glow while looking at Christmas lights.

Friends that I have met thru the net and sites. seeing how they are doing or if they are doing.

Hearing my heater/Ac kick on.

Slow dancing with my wife to Alabama.

Going to the store.

And french Fries.

Best wishes Best luck Poacher.

-- Poacher (no@noway.com), December 16, 1999.

Life, breath, the pursuit of happiness.... Running water (have a handpump, but takes FOREVER to pump water at chore & laundry time) Coffee...hot, extra-strong Kerosene (for lights) Most everything else we can/have done without. Will have houseful of family (our five grown children & their families, my brother & his family and my parents) here if/when things go south.

-- justme (justme@myhouse.com), December 16, 1999.

The Grey Cup.

-- GA Russell (garussell@usa.net), December 16, 1999.

Everything. Except debt and government.

-- Gia (laureltree7@hotmail.com), December 17, 1999.

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