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End of the world

1st June 2011

So every now and then I get an e-mail which gives me an idea, and last week was one of those times. I got an e-mail from my boss letting us know that the world was meant to end on 21st May. There was an article attached which was saying that a group in America (no surprise there then) was saying that a massive earthquake would happen at 6pm on the Saturday and start the end of the world. Now of course I didn't actually think for a second that it was real but thought it might be an idea to venture onto the streets of Sunderland and inform everyone that the world may be about to end, so listen to Sun Fm!

Everyone has seen those people walking around with sandwich boards declaring 'the end is nigh' so armed with sticky tape, scissors and two of our advertising boards I set out to make my sandwich board. I have to say I was quite impressed with myself and my work would definatley have stood up to anything that they make on Blue Peter!

So I ventured out into the city centre (with Marie Gardiner for moral support) and it's fair to say I got some very odd looks. I did expect people to be coming up and asking what I was doing, but they did seem to be giving me a wide birth, surely they didn't think I was crazy and really believed it was the end of the world, did they?? The few people who did approach me seemed more concerened that they had nights out planned and hadn't been paid yet. It was the strangest feeling walking around with the board on. I'm used to people staring at me when I'm out doing events, but it's usually because I'm doing a compition and people can win something, this was completley different. I was also glad that I had taken Marie along with me, as I really would have looked crazy if I was by myself.

Thankfully the world didn't end, and I can write this. I now have an end of the world sandwich board doing nothing. I suppose I can keep for the next time, as the end of the world predictions seem to be as fairly regular thing!


end of the world

Posted by Mark Black at 11:38am

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