| Stupid question right? Or cutting right to the chase.
A couple of people have emailled me asking how they should determine whether someone is still human or a hopeless member of the living dead.
Well, the signs are not always obvious. For one, there is no documented case of a zombie ever speaking but then some people are unable to speak. Secondly, ghouls lumber around, lop-sided & unbalanced - hell, so do most of the people in central London on a busy Friday night. Finally, they have an apetite for human flesh - we all know this but you can't wait until they take a chunk to confirm that are indeed zombies.
Plenty of people will be 'trigger happy' when the ghouls come to town, be they swinging with an axe, busting with a crowbar or poking with pitchfork - a lot of innocent people are going to get hurt.
You must have clear protocols when dealing with the living dead - no matter what are you looking at. A clear verbal warning is a first step. Hand signals another. In you are in doubt & before they get too close, you may just need to take a swing. Run if can, but be prepared to fight if you can't.
There are many definitions of a zombie - my advice is to be cautious of those referencing just the look - sure some will be crusty & half-decomposed but others will be freezer-fresh - don't judge a book by its cover..
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