Airplanes were supposed to fall out of the sky. Nuclear power plants were to melt down like the disaster in Chernobyl. People would freeze with no electricity.
Bottled water, flour, canned food, generators and even camping stoves flew off store shelves. Some people even stockpiled cans of gasoline in their garages.
People who had stockpiled equipment and supplies avoided eye contact with neighbors who had not.
The sun even came up that morning proving the doomsday alarmists had been wrong.
Re-stocking fees provided a lucrative profit center for many stores as patrons returned unused generators and camping stoves.
The Y2K scare quickly faded like a distant memory.
During the first three months of 2000 several free-lance computer programmers came to our office for tax preparation.
Their income was much higher than previous years as businesses paid a premium to help prepare their computers for the dreaded Y2K bug.