I woke up this morning, this was something I did not expect.
I had expected my house to catch fire in the night and burn to the ground with me in it, as spending cuts have reduced the number of firemen and police and other first responders in my city.
I got up, the electricity was still on, I still had coffee and took a shower. We still have water, hallelujah, but I don’t know how long that will last.
Unfortunately Maxine Waters was wrong about the loss of 170 million jobs and I still had to go to work. My sister’s school was still open, too bad for her…she put off doing her Spanish homework in hopes that the apocalypse would halt classes for at least a day.
There has not been a rash of looting or rioting in the streets over this spending decrease and that seems to be holding true through the day. Perhaps people are just in shock, tomorrow may be the real beginning of the end for us.
The trains and buses are still running, though the schedule appears to be off on the buses, whether that is a symptom of general panic or just a sign that our bus drivers have been drinking again, no one yet knows.
Parking lots at local grocery stores are packed in, this is clearly a sign of panicked preparation for things to come. The 1st of the month is usually a busy day for grocery stores, what with welfare and disability and social security checks being deposited and food stamps being renewed, but that can’t possibly be the reason as we all know that the sequester’s cuts have decimated those social programs.
I can only suspect that today is the calm before the storm, shock has settled over the city and people are going about their day to day routines, acting as if the world is not coming to an end, as if it will help. Tomorrow the shock will wear off and the apocalypse will truly begin.
I will continue reporting in as long as the internet remains functional.
Dear God, have mercy on us all.