Where were you when the world ended?

Supposedly the world was going to end at 6 p.m. Saturday — 6 p.m. no matter what time zone you were in (saving a lot of bothersome math).

Given the impending demise of the planet, I realize I should have been, say, frantically reading “King Lear” while listening to Beethoven’s Ninth and eating mint-chip ice cream, but in reality I was on my computer reading about Looney Tunes and drying a load of laundry.

What were you doing when the world ended?

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  • Mary Pineda

    I was having dinner and playing Bunco with a Chino church group who did not agree with the prediction. It was one of the topics of conversation. When one of the players (an elder in the church) rolled a Bunco on the sixes (666) we told him that was appropriate for the evening.

  • shirley wofford

    I was driving in my car, on my way to Wendy’s, to buy my husband some chili. (When in my car, I usually tune into KFI 640 AM Talk Radio–I personally refer to it as “Hate Radio”).

    Since it is Saturday, the “Kindergartners”, John and Ken, were not on. I don’t know who this host was, but he was interviewing a man who had obviously had a very bad experience today–he is still alive.

    He said that his neighbors and friends had laughed at and mocked him, and one even mocked him in front of his children. He said another one of his neighbors was walking on his street, dressed as Jesus, and he was carrying a vacuum cleaner. He talked about how embarrassed he was that his neighbor would do that to him and how insulted he felt that people were laughing at him, about the failure of the Rapture–he said that the devil did something to stop God’s plan.

    Another caller, who said that she was a Christian, explained to the man that if God had planned to end the world today, the devil would not have been able to stop him. Regardless of any explanation she could give him, that the world did not end today, the man was not accepting it–then I pulled into a parking spot at Wendy’s.

  • John Clifford

    The World Ended Saturday? Was it while I was at the Pomona Corridors Specific Plans meeting? Oh, 6pm? I was out of town all week (in Las Vegas) and didn’t get the news. So what are we doing now that the world has ended?

    [Oh, do the same thing you were doing before the world ended: attend Pomona Corridors Specific Plans meetings. — DA]

  • Dennis

    Hi David,

    Last night we were at a small party with some friends and neighbors. After midnight someone pointed out that apparently none of us had been raptured. I suggested that maybe all of us had been raptured and we would be in this party atmosphere for eternity. The food and drink would replenish continually, just like the widow’s oil in the Old Testament. I was almost disappointed to awaken this morning and realize that it was going to be just another day.


    [There, there. — DA]

  • Will Plunkett

    I was watching the end of the bicycle race (on the Versus sports channel) that started in Claremont and ended at the top of a mountain.

    All that sure SOUNDS like it could bring on the apocalypse.

    [Did the cyclists return from the mountaintop bearing stone tablets? — DA]

  • Ted Melendez

    I was in the Azuza mountains hills whateva they’re called. At least I was at higher ground 🙂 in case of an emergency hahaha.

  • http://www.lagumbay.com/ Allan

    I spent the day at work under the protection of a certain Roman Goddess. However, at the actual world’s end, I was at the sanctuary of a more modern god (as cited by Gaiman in “American Gods”) — playing Dungeons and Dragons Online where impending doom means a wizard rolling a 1 on a Fortitude save.

  • Ygnacio Palomares

    Ay Dios Mio! I had a big fiesta planned with Mickey Gallivan and all the other friends of the Historical Society invited. I was trying to keep it a secret from the Meserves, Phillips, Chaffeys but those guys always take advantage of us Spianards….sort of like they did when we had financial and drought issues. Anyway, we will see you all soon enough, or, some sooner than later. And as always, David, thank you for your support of my blessed Pomona.

  • shirley wofford

    FYI David: In case you haven’t already seen the latest news, the perpetrator (I hate to give him any more publicity, by naming him) of this event, that was supposed to happen last Saturday, has announced that in going back for more study of the Scriptures, he has realized that he did not have his date wrong. He says that God did come on May 21, and he is still here, not in person, but spiritually. The new date, for the actual end of the world, is October 21. So put it on your calendar.

    [Always nice to have something to look forward to. — DA]

  • Ramona

    This new timing for October is perfect!

    I won’t have to spend money on several birthday gifts, and Christmas gifts. Not to mention I’ll avoid the stress of having to find just the right gifts for everyone. I worry about that every year.

    Also of note, my property taxes aren’t due until long after October.

    Therefore, I can take that long yearned-for Alaskan cruise this summer and have a new wardrobe to show off while on board.

    I was planning a few home improvements, but why bother.

    Seriously, I hope folks that disposed of everything in anticipation of the Rapture will now be able to figure out that their faith is misplaced and move on.

    It ain’t gonna happen in October either, people.

    [Careful, Ramona. Raptured souls may be saying “I told you so” five months from now. — DA]

  • Bob House

    Wait . . .what? No one else went?!? It was right at 6PM. Kind of a tractor beam sort of thing. “What was it like up there,” you ask? Everything was really, really shiny. I only came back because I forgot my TV remote.

    [Of all the luck. Maybe you can catch the next rapture, Bob. — DA]