Is there anybody else out there who is tired of hearing about all the problems that will happen on January 1, 2000? For the last two years it seems as if every entity selling any product or service is trying to scare the pants off of us about the Year 2000, or Y2K (as if turning it into an acronym makes it more threatening).
The last straw for me came when I recently had garage cabinets installed - something we in the Southwest use as a substitute for basements. The salesman gave me a pitch about cabinets that were "Y2K compliant." Did these specially locked, reinforced cabinets cost more money? Of course. But I was guaranteed that they would protect my food and water supplies from marauding neighbors. I couldn't help laughing.