Just in case they are right, we asked everyone in the office, “If the world was going to end tomorrow I would….” – Here are some of the responses.
- Race through the Houses of Parliament in a rolling chair
- Do cartwheels along the Thames
- Sing a song out loud – others would be allowed to join in #kindnessinthefaceofthedestructionofhumanity
- Learn to ride a bike. As an adult I feel I should die knowing how to do this
- Use newly acquired skills to see if I’m allowed to ride a bike through the gates of Downing Street
- Head home to Cornwall – enjoy the scenery, a pasty and a Rattler Cider all before helping declare independence from the UK
- Be disappointed that I’ve never met George Clooney
- Be upset if I’ve never been on a date with George Clooney
- Be utterly devastated that George Clooney has not yet asked me to marry him
(George Clooney was unavailable for comment when asked if these feelings would be reciprocated – Ed.)
- Get Brendan Rodgers to move over so the world would end with me as the first female Liverpool manager
- Use Anfield as the venue for a massive party for all my family and friends
- I can’t think of a third thing…I’m guessing I’d just have a few drinks…
- Skydive Over Mt. Everest in Nepal
- Spend as much time with all the people I love
- Experience being part of a flash mob
- Eat a whole block of cheese
- Finally call the PPI text number to see if I actually have got money that has gone unclaimed
- Swim in the Thames
- Celebrate what has been given with nearest and dearests, a roaring fire and unlimited overseas phone calls
- Select appropriate grave goods
- Look at the sky. Or, if the weather is drear, feast eyes on a painting of choice.
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- I would cry because I am 28 years old and I don’t want to die. I’d be very upset that I’d never been able to experience the joy of creating a life, a luxury safari, a curry made in India or owned a Porsche. My only comfort at that moment would be in knowing that the people I dislike would also die. This would provide me with little solace during the latter stages of my grief, but in the short term might provide relief.
- I’d seek out my loved ones. With the end of the world nigh, I would want to be comforted and comfort those that I care about most in the world. It is likely this would consist purely of my own family, as my friends would want to be with theirs. I would likely send a group text message/ Facebook message to ensure they knew that I liked them. When with my family, I would cry again – this would be a very difficult time for me.
- I would pray. With my death, and the death of everyone I love imminent, at that moment of absolute terror and despair, I would seek solace in Christianity. I would be utterly distraught, and would hopefully find comfort and reconciliation in prayer. I would pray for everyone that I loved to also find peace, I would not ask why this was happening, I would pray simply to find peace.
- A game of rugby
- A pint of beer
- Deliver a special edition of the Caterham on the Hill Lib Dem Focus – with an End of the World survey
- Race to be with as many of the ones I love that I could
- Make sure they know how much I love them
- Offer any comfort that I could
Let us know in the comments below what your three things would be.