|Sorry I haven't been around for a while. Business has been keeping me quite occupied. ;)
Not a rumor, but an interesting conversation to prove just how small the world really is....
Anyway, Thursday nite I was sitting at the airport bar in Las Vegas waiting for my red eye to Detroit, when I struck up a conversation with a young woman seated beside me.
We talked about the economy, politics, and the financial meltdown crisis, (she works for a major bank in their investment department), and then as an end of the discussion throwaway, I told her that if it isn't a depression/ financial collapse that will get us, it will be bird flu.
Well, did I hit a hot button! Turns out her father is THE high muckety muck at Kroger that spearheaded, drove and completed the Kroger bird flu plan that was so talked about in the blogosphere a few years ago. Remember the discussions of how it seemed that at least someone "got it?". Well, because of his position, someone who got it was able to make things happen.
And he is definitely a major bird flu fanatic. Cabin in the hills, huge stockpiles of food, water, ammo, etc. Promises from his adult children to be ready to bug out at a moments notice. Always have ready cash. etc. etc.
Her take was that her father is a very serious, stable guy, and his concern was definitly way out of the character, in the sense that he is a bright, intellegent, level headed guy not given into doomerism flights of fantasy. And that he is/was highly concerned about a possible pandemic.
Anyway, it's always nice to know that my concerns are still being validated by others too.