With Hours To Go, Many Local Residents Don’t Appear To Fear The Rapture
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The projected apocalypse was the talk of the morning at the Penrose Diner in South Philadelphia.
Most of the early breakfast crowd spent their Saturday morning just like any other. As for Harold Camping’s prediction of doom; there was overwhelming skepticism (see related story).
(Man #1) “I don’t think the end of the world is going to happen.
(Man #2) “Nobody knows the day or their time. It’s just some crackpot out there just trying to draw some publicity for himself, that’s all.
(Woman) “I don’t think so. (Why Not?) I just don’t think so (laughs)
And if this was the end, the diners had no regrets on their last breakfast.
(Man #1) “Eggs, corned beef hash.”
(Woman) “Bacon and eggs…just like any other day.”
(Man #2) “Actually, just had the biggest piece of scrapple I ever had in my life. So yes, I really did enjoy my breakfast here.”
And James from South Philadelphia added if it’s all over, at least his beloved Phillies go out on top.
Reported By Tim Jimenez, KYW Newsradio; Dray Clark, CBS 3