Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Four Horsemen (and Two Frequent Flyers) of the Apocalypse

I have a friend who travels...a lot.

Only pilots and flight attendants log in more time in the air than my friend and her husband. No exaggeration. They have so many frequent flyer miles, she used some of them to get a plane ticket for another friend of mine a few years back...and it didn't even make a dent in her account.

The most interesting thing about their travels, however, is not the number of frequent flyer miles they've accumulated, or even the many places they've visited--it's the natural disasters that seem to occur in advance of their arrival wherever they go. There was the earthquake in Chile...the tsunami in Japan...and now, as they prepare to leave for Canada to see the Calgary Stampede...yep, Calgary's been flooded!



When I pointed this out to her, she mentioned some of the places they haven't yet visited--like Yellowstone National Park, the Galapagos Islands and Peru--and said she didn't even want to think about what large-scale disasters might precede them there!



Anyone remember the movie The Seventh Sign? In the movie, there was a mysterious man (Jurgen Prochnow) who appeared at the scene of every disaster that occurred, each one part of the countdown to the end of the world: a hailstorm in the desert...fish dying in a river....an execution...an earthquake....

Now, I'm not saying my friend and her husband are the harbingers of doom--in fact, I've come to think of her as my guardian angel--but are all of these disasters really a coincidence? Or are they following the signs of the Apocalypse?

She's gonna kill me for this one....


(Also posted at WordPress.)

11 comments:

  1. Never know...

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. Good thing she has a great sense of humor!

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  2. No she won't Norma, it's very funny :) Now you see this is why I don't fly..unless it's to Sydney or Paris haha!

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    1. We did have a laugh when I pointed out the coincidences....

      William pointed out that Yellowstone might be a really bad idea.

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  3. Haha, she'll hopefully get a great laugh like we did! I hope she's not planning to show up in Europe or Hawaii as I do fly those places quite a lot;-)

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    1. Hmmm...I'm not sure where they're planning to go after Calgary....

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  4. This is hoot !
    At lest the disaster has happened before they get there and not when they arrive.
    I would like to have them get to the airport and at the last second change destinations and see what happens.
    Oh and please don't have them travel to Osaka, LA and Tucson in the next few months son and family are coming for a visit.
    I remember "The Seventh Sign"

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I love that movie!

      Actually, they did cancel the Japan trip....

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  5. Yes, you're as good as dead! Might as well get into witness protection now!

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