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More on the Apocalypse

I’ve just been checking and Saturday is just judgement day. The end of the world is scheduled for the 21st October.

It’s a Friday.

About tea time.

From the “facts” section of Family Radio’s site comes this particular warning about this Saturday:

What signs precede the Day of Judgment?

Jesus warned of several spiritual signs, such as the complete degradation of the Christian church, the devastating moral breakdown of society, the re-establishment of National Israel in1948, the emergence of the ‘Gay Pride Movement’, and the complete disregard of the Bible in all of society today as direct evidence of His return.

On May 21, 2011 two events will occur. These events could not be more opposite in nature, the one more wonderful than can be imagined; the other more horrific than can be imagined.

A great earthquake will occur the Bible describes it as “such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.” This earthquake will be so powerful it will throw open all graves. The remains of the all the believers who have ever lived will be instantly transformed into glorified spiritual bodies to be forever with God.

On the other hand the bodies of all unsaved people will be thrown out upon the ground to be shamed.

The inhabitants who survive this terrible earthquake will exist in a world of horror and chaos beyond description. Each day people will die until October 21, 2011 when God will completely destroy this earth and its surviving inhabitants.

Gulp!

Quite amusing that such an anti gay organisation is led by one Harold Camping.

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Just a Wee Reminder

Don’t be making any plans for Saturday night.

Don’t forget to tune in!

Just Another Day in Retail

It is really one of those jobs (running a pet shop I’m talking about)

Long before Michael Palin and John Cleese’s conversation about the Norwegian Blue, there have been jokes surrounding pet emporiums for generations.

For example:

“Can I have a wasp please”
“We don’t sell wasps”
“There was one in your window yesterday”

“I’ll pay you the same for that budgie as I paid for my Christmas Turkey”
“OK – you’re on. How much did you pay?”
“12/6 a pound – weigh it!”

I’ve written before about some of the weird and wonderful real life requests we get.

Yesterday, my assistant Chris took a telephone call

Caller – I wonder if you can help me? When I use my bong my goldfish starts talking to me
Chris – What does it say?
Caller – Lots of stuff. It predicts the results of the football and racing!
Chris – It would seem like a good idea to get down to the bookies.
Caller – Seriously, the fish talks. How much do you think it could be worth?
Chris – I think you’d have to sell the bong and the fish as a package.

And so on. Chris still isn’t sure if the call was a wind up because at the coal face of retailing furry and feathered animals, anything is possible. Some of the questions are brilliant.

“Why is that fish black?”
“Do you think my dog would like these biscuits?”
“My hamster died – is that normal?”
“I’m keeping a house spider as a pet. What would I feed it on?”
“How much are your turtletoises?”
“Are Netherland Dwarf Rabbits smaller than ordinary rabbits?
“What is the difference between the two tier and three tier hamster cages?”
“Is that a ghost snake because it’s invisible?”
“Do you have a brush for my pussy?”

It’s all in a day’s work for purveyors of poop scoops.