That made me realize that there probably wouldn’t be any dairy after the zompocalypse. I love dairy. I have a glass of milk with dinner practically every night and on my cereal in the morning. I’m a huge fan of cheese, and I like butter. What would I do if these things didn’t exist anymore? How awful would that be?
I’m sure that someone somewhere in the world would still possess the knowledge and skill to create these delectable foods, but they wouldn’t be readily available, and that would be a tragedy.
That got me to thinking about other things I would miss after the end of the world, and high on my list was a hot shower. Now, I know I’m not the only one who would miss this. In season 1 of The Walking Dead, when Rick, Morgan, and Morgan’s son get to the sheriff’s department, the first thing they do is take a hot shower.
And who can blame them? Our desire for cleanliness sets us apart from the filthy, rotting undead that are trying to kill us and eat us. It gives us a sense of normalcy and a routine for the day. It makes us feel human.
The purpose of zombie films and shows is to blur the lines between humans and zombies and show how we aren’t much different than one another. We’re both willing to devolve to our basest desires and attack and kill each other to get what we want. The only difference between the humans and zombies is that the zombies’ motives are known—they just want to eat us—but the humans are conniving and sly and should be watched carefully.
Interestingly, the opportunity for the humans in these films and TV shows to take showers is few and far between. Once the characters become dirty and sweaty and unclean, they become even more like the zombies. Think about it.
Dairy and hot showers, two of the things I would miss the most after the apocalypse. What are some of the things you’d miss after the undead rise?