Originally posted by TheDuckster
Pick only 5, and state your reasons as to WHY these people should have a place in the shelter.
We must first recognize that 5 people won't be enough to start much of a community, or repopulate the world or anything. There isn't enough genetic
diversity to keep the 3rd or 4th generation from resembling something grown out of the mountains of Appalachia. So, this is mainly for the survival
of this group, and the hope of eventually migrating to a larger, more populated region.
1. Chad - Harvard Graduate. Engineering is his forte. He recently found out that he might possibly be 'sterile' - due to previous
Engineering expertise is absolutely necessary. If their shelter, or filtration systems or whatever g down, all the rations in the world won't save
you. He's in.
2. Ben - Healthy and verile male. Yet, egotistical, and has many biases towards others because of his upbringing. Doesn't subscribe
to authority very well.
Strong healthy hunting man is handy if you're out in the wild, but if you're in a shelter with supplies, not really necessary. Plus, if the guy is
a douche, then what good is he. However, he may be necessary for the post shelter migration.
3. Maria - Surgeon/Physician. Her husband left her 4 yrs. ago, and she hasn't trusted the male species since then.
Surgeon is necessary. She stays without a doubt. I don't care if she was a fema-nazi skinhead who hated anyone not born in Texas, she can fix
people and deliver babies. The rest is secondary.
4. Cecil - Diabetic. Has almost 3 yrs. of Insulin supply. Hardworking individual; no task is too menial.
He may need to be carried after a while. More of a drain than anything, and this is no time for pity. However, his 'menial task' abilities might
make him handy, but then again, with 5 people and all the time in the world, who wouldn't be ready to do any menial task asked of them.
5. Brenda - 5 months pregnant. Candidate #4 - 'Cecil' - is her husband. Very hard working individual
Babies cry. Sometimes in such a situation, they can attract the wrong type of attention. But then again, who knows what the child can grow up to be,
or what they might accomplish in this new world. And the mother is also a hard worker I hear. Well, that's just dandy! But doesn't enter into
this, aside from her taking care of the child because that's where all of her focus will be placed for the first few years.
6. Rachel - Ordained Minister. Taught Theology for 25 years. Excellent teacher.
Unless everyone plans on having babies, which would lead to that two headed, freak baby problem a few gens down the line, why is there a teacher? I
will admit that at such a rough time a minister would be handy. She could keep everyone's head cool, and focused on a higher power when needed.
So, the short straw goes to
We dump Cecil the diabetic guy with 3 years worth of insulin. Like I said, everyone is a hard worker when they need to be, and he doesn't bring much
else to the table. He likely can't do massive amounts of physical labor and will eventually only be a burden on the group. I know it will be a
shock to Brenda, but hey, everyone else she loves is dead, all the more reason to love that baby.
Of course Cecil would need to aid the group in some way before being totally outcast. By that I mean that the man better serve as a proper
distraction to allow the rest of the team to scurry to the shelter.