Saturday, May 28, 2011

things i'm afraid of

I'm obviously not afraid of ending a sentence with a preposition.

But let me tell you about the strange things that scare me...


1. That my phone will fall out of my pocket and into a toilet.

2. That an alligator will come out of the drain and bite my toes if I stand on the drain in a shower. (Yes, I realize this makes no sense.)

3. That something will grab my ankles if I walk down a dark hallway.

4. That something (as in a swamp monster) will grab my ankles when I'm in open/dark water.

5. That bugs/reptiles will crawl out of the toilet while I'm sitting on it.

6. That I'm going to find a dead person every time I open a public bathroom stall.


I know. Weird. What kinds of strange things scare you?

9 comments:

jena wise said...

Interesting how your fears are very similar, except for #1.
Mine seem to be too:
I fear someone is in the way back of my car when I get in it at night
I fear someone is watching me from outside when it's dark
I fear someone will rob a bank or store when I'm there
I fear my kids being unhappy at any point in their lives
I fear crashing the car/falling asleep driving/getting into a serious accident.
And now I'm afraid to walk the few steps back to Tatum's room to put her back down! Haha.

Kerri said...

I'm afraid I'll forget a kid at a store/park/etc, and just drive away.
I kid you not, I often check my rear view mirror to make sure they're all there.

I'm afraid a snake will be in the toilet.

I'm afraid of not being able to outrun a tornado if I had to seek shelter immediately.

I'm afraid that that feeling in bad dreams where you are too scared to scream or anything -- you try, but the words just don't come out -- would really come true in a real emergency.

And my 100% fear that creeps into every bad dream I have: That 911 doesn't respond...either line is busy or they never come or they don't think it's a real emergency.

Julia Wade said...

I am having vivid memories of triathlon training in a lake in the east bay with you ... :) Swamp monsters for sure!

I'm afraid I will fall off of anything more than 3' off the ground, and die.

I'm afraid of fish. Period.

Braden and Cheri said...

could you do a post on sang vs. sung? It drove me crazy on American idol when Randy would always seem to use it wrong.

the Rowleys said...

I too am afraid of things coming out of the toilet, and then my sis-in-law had a rat come out of their toilet! For months I had to turn on the light at night before I sat down.

Emma and Dan said...

Since 4 out of the 6 had to do with similar things, I think that you should just consider yourself afraid of bathrooms. :)

I have to admit that I am afraid of your #1 too. I'm also afraid of something awful happening to my kids. I know that's probably normal, but the amount of time that I spend thinking up horrible scenarios isn't.

For example: on the ferry on our way to the Magic Kingdom, I started to think about what I would do if the ferry started to sink: where are the life vests, could I tread and hold up one of the kids while panicking etc. Sick, right? We were on the way to freaking Disney World!

We had a great time by the way, so there was nothing to fear after all. :)

Mary said...

Every time I take my trash out to the dumpster I'm afraid I'll find either a dead body or an abandoned baby inside.

The Mostess said...

That I will go into a public restroom and it will be occupied and in use by someone who forgot to lock the door.

That I will find a dead body in the woods or creek where I walk. Too much Law and Order.

That my car will break down in an area where there's no cell service.

That I will end up on a hidden camera show where they gauge people's integrity, and I fail.

I don't have too many crazy fears.

Hilary said...

I worry about getting chased by sharks when Im swimming in a swimming pool. Totally illogical, I know. I must just a have a really ridiculous imagination. lol Love the crocodile out the of drain thing. Thats funny. :)
We're moving, like probably week after next. Wanna come over or go to Happy Hallow? I know you are so busy with work, being a mom, triathalon--so let me know if you have any time, I can work around your sched. :) xo