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....
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