I live in the part of the country where the idea of being forced to hole up in a country house with a few people you love, armed to the teeth and defending your stockpile of canned goods and ammunition against a populace gone mad, is not merely acceptable but actually gives people giant, throbbing erections.
Yeah we have those characters here too. Not many of them but they are very real. A coworker subscribed to all the reigious and political conspiracy theories about the gov't buying up all the ammo, Barack Obama coming for his guns, signs of the end of times, etc. He bought a thousand+ dollars worth of ammo and gun(s) at the height of prices.
Now a few years later I wonder if the coworker ignores the reality that he and his were badly wrong or if he just puts it out of his mind? I think a second CW shamed him into silence. CW2 is good friends with CW1 and has same cultural and political background as CW1 but CW2 let be known during idle chat at work one day that he thought all those conspiracy theories was a bunch of **** without knowing CW1 believed in them. CW1 never said another thing about them to me.
We've lost friends to these rampant conservative conspiracy theories. Just had to give up on these friends and move on. These are educated people....
On another note: found out why CW1 won't bring food from home for lunch. He rejects any and all leftovers. His wife stopped by work and said my leftovers smelled GOOD and lamented that CW1 wouldn't eat leftovers. Daily fastfood however is appealing to him. Am not a food snob but fastfood is just terrible more than once in a blue moon. We have a dozen or more FF establishments in this town and they all serve versions of the same things.