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6.19.2012

I Think the Rapture Might Be Here

I think the Rapture may have started.

I have had two recent experiences of people simply vanishing.

Last Sunday, I did a 60 mile bicycle ride out of Fort Atkinson, WI. I was supposed to meet a friend there and ride with her. I wasn't late or anything, but she wasn't there.

There were only 50 people on the ride and she wasn't one of them. I didn't see her at the social after the ride either.

Notwithstanding the $40 registration for the ride that we all paid, I thought maybe she just decided not to come on the ride after all (the fee was for charity, so not such a bad thing if she had to forfeit). But she did not respond to my text in the morning telling her I was on my way to meet her, nor the one I sent after the ride, which was more perplexed as to her whereabouts (they had $1 PBRs after the ride, and that is a very peculiar thing to pass up no matter how tired you might be from biking).

Later in the day I e-mailed her about the ride and how much fun it was. I actually had met another dude with whom I rode the ride and we made friends along the way.

Complete silence. Although I do not know this particular female friend that well (more a friend of a friend), it seemed uncharacteristic of her to be so quiet after we had been talking excitedly about the ride the week before.

It's now Tuesday and I still haven't heard from her. I am starting to get a little bit worried, to be honest. Where is she? Was she Raptured? She is Catholic, I know that much. Or did she just overdo it and get sun stroke? It was a scorcher on the route. Still, that does not explain why she did not text me back before the ride.

She belongs to a Thursday golf league with two of my other friends. If she does not show up for that, then I will be fairly certain she was Raptured. And God bless her soul.

Today, I e-mailed one of my friends about getting lunch. He is usually very quick to respond to e-mails regarding food, but he did not respond either. Was he Raptured? I guess I will know tonight, because we are supposed to have a martial arts class after work and I am an invited guest with him at the dojo. If he is not there, that will be almost certain proof that the Rapture is slowly but surely beginning.

It's odd though, because this friend is a self-described atheist. So if he was Raptured, then I think the whole criterion for Rapturing might need to be re-evaluated.

If he was Raptured, I hope that he won't mind if I adopt his sweet road bike. We are about equally sized and I really like the bike he bought a few weeks ago. I am sure he won't mind, even if he is able to see me take it from the bliss of the afterlife. I am sure they have much sweeter bikes there.

So anyway, let me know your thoughts. Have you got any people in your life that have been missing get togethers and what not with no explanation? Do you think it's a Rapture thing?

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