The Russian invasion of Ukraine, coupled with veiled threats by President Putin to use nuclear weapons against anyone who intervenes, has a lot of people worried these days – but not the baby boomers due to a series of school drills they grew up with in the 50s and 60s.
“Thankfully we are already prepared for the worst!”
Known affectionately as ‘Duck and Cover’, the protocol is designed to save children from the effects of nuclear war using common items found in the classroom. While Millennials may be worried about blast effects and ionizing radiation, that is because they do not have the benefit of the knowledge of earlier generations.
“Unlike me, youngsters these days don’t realize all you need to survive a nuclear attack is a sturdy school desk, preferably with a fold-up seat.”
Though the boomers know in principle how to fully protect themselves thanks to their invaluable Cold War knowledge, there are some practical difficulties to overcome.
“The only problem now is fitting myself under that desk! And getting my head between my knees!!!”
In case you need a refresher, the way to come through a nuclear missile strike without a scratch is HERE.