As Hurricane Sandy gets ready to make landfall, we want to offer our prayers to all of those in harm’s way, whoever you might be.
Seek higher ground, preferably out of the danger zone entirely, don’t be idiots and think you can “ride this one out” (there are no merit badges for terminal stupidity), hunker down and wait for it to pass.
We can, and will, deal with cleaning up the mess later, but that’s not going to be of much use to you or your loved ones if cleaning up the mess includes dragging your remains from the ruins.
Hopefully it won’t be as bad, it wouldn’t be the first time that the media went into mass hysteria over something that turned out to be nothing but a bit of heavy rain and high winds, but this is one of those very few cases where His Majesty actually agrees with our fear pr0n addicted media, although it’s almost certainly not for the same reasons as the ones they have.
If all of those of us who were alarmist turn out to have been a bunch of hysterical ninnies who made you leave home and hearth for no good reason, then you’ve certainly earned the right to laugh at us derisively from your shelters outside the danger zone. We have no problem with that and, by the way, enjoy the laugh.
We’ll take that any day over having to regret for the rest of our lives that we didn’t do enough to get you out of there if it turns out to be a worst case scenario.
Stay safe, be well, and may G-d protect you.