Fears new and old

In the 70s, when I was a child, I was convinced that the world would end in a nuclear war. I was very worried about this, but times changed and the chances of having a nuclear war seemed to diminish. Now we’ve got North Korea aiming missiles at us, so my old fear is resurrected. Admittedly, I’ve got tons of other stuff to worry about such as breast cancer, homelessness, becoming a widow, my dog running away, blah, blah, and blah.

Guess what? I’ve got a brand new fear. Fear of being shot by a toddler. During the past week I’ve heard two stories about 4-year-olds shooting people. One person died, the other was in critical condition (last I heard). It seems that toddlers are the new menace to society. There’s a preschool near where I work; you won’t catch me anywhere near it. I might also have to steer clear of grocery stores. You see a lot of toddlers in grocery stores, and they’re often cranky. Now that they have guns, no one is safe.

Of course I’m kind of kidding, but still, you never know.

A closeup of the fireball and mushroom cloud from the Upshot-Knothole Grable atomic bomb.

A closeup of the fireball and mushroom cloud from the Upshot-Knothole Grable atomic bomb.

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