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Despite Mayan Calendar, Philadelphians Proceeding With Daily Living

By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Today is the last day of the Mayan calendar.  So, what happens tomorrow?

The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012, leading doomsday sayers think the worst.  But what about the rest of us?

“It’s just a regular day.  No end-of-the-world activities for me, no,” said one woman in center city today.

“Well, I guess I’ll rob a bank,” said another, quickly adding, “I’m just kidding!”  She said she doesn’t really believe the world is ending.

One man said he’d be spending tomorrow at a “Christmas party at my job.  I’m just gonna basically drink it up for the last day.  But I’m not worried about it.”

“I’m working, so I’ll be doing office work,” said another man.  “That’s it.  I’m not doing anything else.”

So if they don’t believe the dire predictions, what do they think happened to the calendar?

“The Mayans just figured that had written a calendar up to 2012 and they just got tired!” one man said.

And can you blame the skeptics?  After all, this man says it seems as though he’s constantly hearing about end-of-the-world predictions:

“It’s like every year there’s a different one.  Remember the minister that had a predicted day? He ran the billboards and all of that, and then after that day he says, no, it’s not gonna be that day, it’s gonna be another day.”

And one woman says it’s just a reminder to live life to the fullest.

“Enjoy your day.  You never know when it’s the last day, but you can’t predict the last day.”

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