Today’s edition: “Zombie Apocalypse vs. Alien Invasion – Which is better?”
Leave it to kids to ponder such things! Especially my very imaginative 12 year old.
At some time between check-out and the car, he began monologuing, I mean, discussing, the pros and cons of each and why one was overall preferable to the other. With an alien invasion, most of the world is likely to be zapped in an instant. I admit that at first I thought this was a good thing. Can’t worry about stuff if you’re already zapped dead, right? But no, I was not following his logic…
You see, this kid is not about less pain, shortened misery or just ZAP and dead. No, he is about survival.
With a zombie apocalypse, death is not a sure thing, but running for your life all day and night is. Since not everyone will be infected, those not plagued will have the opportunity to find safe havens and work on a cure. He even suggested pretending to be a zombie by wearing makeup like Bill Murray did in Zombieland. Also, a 12 year old boy running around shooting zombies is a thrilling thought.
So, after much explaining, he was that much stronger in his conviction: Out of the two end of the world fantasies, we should all hope it’s zombies instead of aliens – just don’t get caught by a zombie you think is only wearing makeup, but is actually a real zombie!
*Photos are not my own – Google images and sparrowsoireeblog.com