I’m a worry wart. Like, legit, I can come up with a million amazing yet absolutely terrifying possibilities of how shit can go wrong. I really excel at that. Perhaps it’s my expansive imagination or more than likely some sort of chemical imbalance in my brain that’s going to cause a flesh-eating tumor to form later in life….
SEE WHAT I MEAN?!?!
With that said, I came up with a list that I thought I would share, because we all have our quirks, right? RIGHT???
1. Losing my fingers in a tragic garbage disposal accident
I’m pretty positive there is at least a .02% chance of the disposal suddenly turning on by itself, and that would most certainly happen only when my hand was down the sink trying fish out a rouge spoon. I caught a few seconds of Heros once where Hayden Panettiere’s character did that and they showed her hand on TV! I can’t look at sliced hot dogs the same after that.
2. Driving next to an 18 wheeler
To my credit, I was almost run over by one several years ago when it turned in front of me. All I could do was scream as it ripped open the front of my car like a can of tuna. I don’t even like driving next to them on the interstate. I avoid changing lanes near them as much as I can. Every time I pull up near one I get the nervous stomach and a slow cold sweat as my hands grip the steering wheel until we’re safely passed or behind them.
3. Accidently driving off the side of a bridge and plunging into a lake
I don’t actually live near a lake, in fact, I can only think of a few times ever that I have had to cross a body of water in a vehicle. Obviously, freak accidents happen, more often than not, they happen to me. For example, I lost the very tip of my right index finger to a meat slicer once summer when I worked in a deli. It’s so small that most everyone has no idea that it even happened, but IT DID. Back to the water. Having kids has heightened this fear. In addition to be extremely anxious, I’m also extremely confident in my abilities, including my brut strength to kick out car windows if needed. (Not tested though)
In this scenario I worry about having to unhook car seats and get two small children out of a car while it fills up with water. I can’t let my brain continue in this scenario for long before it gets really dark.
4. Planning parties
I L-O-V-E, capital L, attending parties. They are so much fun! The food, the entertainment, the good people, parties are awesome.
Except when they are yours.
Especially when you have crippling low self-esteem.
True story, every single time I plan a party, I immediately regret it. What if no one comes? What if people actually really do NOT like me? Then there’s the race to clean up the house, make a pretty snack spread, and something memorable planned. That’s stressful!
5. Finding out I really didn’t graduate college
I’ve been out of college for seven years now and I still have that nightmare of being signed up for a class (usually math, or something equally as important) and forgetting to show up until the final. Sometimes I dream about getting a call from the Dean notifying me that I’m actually one credit shy and that I’d need to come make that up or they would burn my diploma, call my employer, and take out a full page ad in the Star-Telegram letting everyone know. Sometimes I dream that I actually completed half of my coursework at my college and half at another (that I didn’t attend) and that neither would transfer to the other. I officially hate school.
Most normal people would probably say they are afraid of things like clowns, or ketchup. (shrugs) Normal has never really been my thing.
So now that my blood pressure is on the rise from sharing these, what scares you for no logical reason?