Book descriptions can be entertaining

Today I saw something interesting in a book description.

In the year 2047, an asteroid threatens extinction on Earth.

First of all I think this is not a nice prospect. But you may have gotten the meaning. So there is Earth and extinction is going along, minding its own business, and suddenly there’s an asteroid that threatens it.

This is, of course, a very undesirable state of affairs. First of all, most extinctions have no idea what asteroids are, nor how lethal such extraterrestrial entities can be to your average extinction. Imagine: suddenly all the hard work you’re putting into eliminating everything in your path is being destroyed.

That is not proper job satisfaction, is it? It’s like you’ve been working all day and someone comes along and dumps everything you did in the trash.

I really wish asteroids would stop interfering with extinction.