I use the spare tire/first aid kit example whenever I talk about how a pre-nup is a good idea and not at all insulting to your future-spouse. Pretty sure I got it from a sig line somewhere in here. My argument goes something like, "Well of COURSE you don't want the marriage to fail, but for a few hundred bucks, isn't it worth the trouble to have something already sorted out that causes so many people so much frustration and anger?"
As for why I talk about pre-nups, I'll say two commonly accepted statistics are that two out of three marriages end in divorce, and most happen after five years. I work in an industry that's largely middle-aged men who are already pretty grouchy to begin with because of the job, which I'm sure is at least a little responsible for their stressed social unions. Personally, I don't subscribe to quite that much pessimism.
I think I also equate it to health- and car insurance. Which is a considerably larger waste of money if you never have to use it, but nobody ever argues against either, except the huge bite they take out of your paycheck. And divorce is probably more common than car accidents.
Holy shit, that's a sad line.
Back on topic, I think a good elevator speech might be just that about insurance. "You know how you pay into your health insurance plan, but you hope you don't have to use it? Zombie Squad is health insurance against improbable eventualities. You hope you never need us, and you probably never will, but we like to stay sharp anyway."
I might be thinking in terms of pickup lines at the moment. That sounds a little 1980's Delta Force.
Not much of a way to avoid being looked at as a weirdo, now that I think about it. Maybe if you broke it all the way down and said "We're survival enthusiasts". The word "preppers" feels like a tinfoil hat on me.
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You still have bullets? I've just been pointing my gun and yelling "bang!" all this time.
Braxton wrote:Well my days of not taking ZS seriously are certainly coming to a middle.