Julie Bloyer, a Buena Vista University freshman from Odebolt, remembers the Y2K threat. "When I heard that all these super-smart rocket scientists and highly educated people were building underground bomb shelters and stocking up with canned foods, guns and water to last three lifetimes, I really started to take it seriously," she said.
Bloyer soon realized that theY2K fuss could just be an over-exaggeration.
"Y2K became so ridiculous to my friends and I that it even became the butt of many of our jokes," she said. "If someone broke up, it must have been Y2K. Someone was in a fender-bender? Y2K. The lights went out in the gym for some unknown reason? Y2K."