End of the World - December 21, 2012

  • Author: Rebbeca Espinossa-Fulgham
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End of the World - December 21, 2012
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If your workplace is anything like mine, the debate about December 21, 2012 being the date that the world ends has somehow overtaken even the most sensible of co-workers.

A nameless peer approached me today at lunch and showed me a photo of the Mayan calendar, and for 20 minutes she droned on about how it clearly predicted that the world would end on December 21, 2012. When I scoffed at her seriousness, she told me to reflect on the intricate design and meaning. She implored me to research the matter before it was too late.

After she finished her diatribe, I reached into my lunch sack and pulled out an Oreo cookie. I told her to look at the intricate design; and then to take a bite and reflect on its message, before it was too late (Because I only brought 3 and was still hungry!). I told her that I believed that the goodness locked within an Oreo cookie would certainly overcome the dark forces and pending inhalation of the world that she believed the Mayan calendar somehow foretold. I informed her that while she was watching the sky in anticipation of Niburu (planet X) exploding, I would be sitting in my 5th floor office eating Oreo cookies with milk. Furthermore, I said, my only real fear is that I love Oreo cookies so much that I might eat enough on Friday to gain 5 pounds and have to spend the balance of 2013 adding an extra 15 minutes a day to my exercise regiment, in order to compensate for the weight I gain on December 21, 2012 !

Because so many people are talking about it, I thought it only fair to post the 2 short video positions from Youtube:

PRO - End of the World Video

CON - End of the World Video

You decide... and do it quick, you don't have much time either way. If I am wrong, I won't be blogging for the Grantham University Fan Club after the 21st of December 2012. If I am right, you better rush out and buy all the Oreo cookies you can before they are all gone! 

Whatever you believe is going to happen, share an Oreo with a friend. 

- Becky 

P.S. I just called Walmart, Target, Macy's, Toys "R" Us and Starbucks.... they all plan to be open Friday. Guess you know where I am headed after work!


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Becky works in the health sciences industry and spends most of her professional work day in the research and development laboratory working on applied solutions for health and wellness. Becky is an avant supporter of her alma mater Grantham University. In her free time she writes articles for the Grantham University Fan Club site and volunteers at the local Chicago suburb elementary school where her children attend. Her motto is, “Changing the world, one smile at a time!”


  1. I think you will be around to blog after Friday. The world isn't going to end anytime soon. I came to this conclusion after eating 2 bags of Oreos in less than 4 hours...

  2. OMG Becky, that is what happened to me too. I just wished I had your wit to answer as you did. I told my wife about your post and she called about 10 people and repeated your story. I rushed out and bout 3 bags of Dollar store cookies that I assumed were Oreos, just under a "generic" label. To my horror and dismay, my wife opened the bag and the detailed Oreo design was missing. I'd write more, but if I don't rush back out and get the real thing for my wife to take to work, I might wake up divorced. I think what she is planning on is carrying an arsenal of Oreos with here on Friday and then when anyone mentions the end of the world and the Mayan calendar, she's going to whip out the Oreos and your explanation. I'll let you know what happens.