Today children, I am Arthur Dent. Not the Puritan author and minister (thanks Wiki) but the Hitchhiking one.
"Along with Ford Prefect, Dent barely escapes the Earth's destruction as it is demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Arthur spends the next several years, still wearing his dressing gown, helplessly launched from crisis to crisis while trying to straighten out his lifestyle."
Gosh that sounds familiar. All I need now is my guide with 'DON'T PANIC' on the cover. I wonder if the answer will be 42?