Okay, so the world didn't end yesterday after all, but that doesn't mean there was no disaster anywhere.
Consider Jerry's day, for instance. While buying a Christmas tree, he tripped over a pallet at Home Depot and sprained his foot (My first response: "What the heck were you doing at Home Depot?"). In such pain that he thought his foot was broken, James and Dave rushed him to the Emergency Room, where the hospital people took Xrays to confirm, to everyone's relief, that the foot was not broken. A sprain is no picnic, though, and the ER people put Jerry's foot in a boot and he may have several weeks of recovery. In the meantime, he can't put any weight on his left foot and has one of those scooters to get around, and he has taken the experience, other than the continuing pain, in stride.
Maybe that was what the Mayans had in mind. Jerry's foot.