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What are your fears?

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
I do not like to fly, I even took a fear of flying course but I do not like being thirty thousand feet above the ground with out a open window(lol) This fear has kept me from visiting so many countries I want to see. Like New Zealand, I would love to take a trip there, but just can't muster up the courage.

The Dentist. I get nervous just walking in the door.
post #2 of 29
Hmmm. Me I am terrified of spiders Just looking at a picture of one breaks me out in a sweat and I can't hardly move. I have gotten better over the years about them. When I was a child I jumped out the window of a moving car because of one.

The only other thing I can think of is going into dark water. I want to see where I put my feet.
post #3 of 29
Spiders. Although I'm learning to trap them and throw them out the door rather than kill them or sick the cats on them

The dentist's assistant - she's mean! ugh, I have an appointment for next week too!

work. Sometimes the politics make my heart beat a little faster.
post #4 of 29
Flying. Not knowing what's below me. Also, I get claustrophobic in large crowds.
post #5 of 29
Spiders (thank you Zoey for killing them for me )
post #6 of 29
OK, I'm psycho. I don't have any irrational fears that I know of. Sometimes Earl's driving scares me, but that's because he flakes out sometimes, and he doesn't come to slow and easy stops. But that's not irrational, that's because he's an idiot!
post #7 of 29
Wow ... there's so many. I'm kind of neurotic that way.

My car veering off the road and into a body of water and not being able to escape.

Spiders, spiders, spiders.

Bees, bees, bees ... wasps, hornets ... any insect that buzzes, flys, and stings!

Going broke and loosing my house.
post #8 of 29
In two words - being alone.

post #9 of 29
Centipedes and other things with too many legs
I'm afraid that somehow the cats will get out, even though I know that is not at all likely. I have nightmares about it, though.
post #10 of 29
I worry a lot about something happening to my loved ones...

Paranoid about fire (walks around the house double-checking appliances before leaving or going to bed)

I'm also a little claustrophobic.

Spiders & snakes never bothered me but I can't stand roaches, especially those huge ones that FLY AT YOU when you try to swat them!
post #11 of 29
hornets/wasps (anything with icky long legs.. not bees tho)
water (higher than my chest)
being not in control (ie, roller coasters, free falling)
driving in the snow
the possibility of being broke (this is a learned fear, given to me from generations passed, where I can't sleep at night worrying about money and i HATE IT@@@!!!!)
post #12 of 29
Need to add:

Driving in the rain at night

I hate it!
post #13 of 29
After seeing the damage done around my home from a tornado, I am terrified of storms. I wasn't home when it came, but when we went home we had to get out and WALK 1/2 of a mile in the rain and dark to our home. It was basically undamaged, praise the Lord, but now I am scared of storms to the point of irrationality! My kitties were home that night, and now if it thunders twice, they are all basket cases too ! Like mother like kids............
post #14 of 29
Major phobia of large crowds, christmas shopping is hell for me. And being alone at night, I can't sleep at all unless my hubby is in the house.
post #15 of 29
Used to be afraid of spiders until I moved to Texas and realized that they eat cockroaches.

Have always been afraid of deep water and sharks.

After the tornado hit our house in early May, I'm terrified of storms of any type. We have no basement and we had to exit the house and run 40 feet to our storm cellar as the tornado debris was flying all around us. Hopefully I'll grow out of that one since I used to love watching lightning storms, particularly over the Arizona desert. No one in our neighborhood was seriously hurt and the house is almost back in order now.
post #16 of 29
I don't have too many fears:

1. My Dad dying. He's 84 years old and I cannot imagine life without him. He is the best Dad anyone could ever want. I guess a fear of loosing my family. I was so blessed with a wonderful family that loosing them would be my greatest fear.
post #17 of 29
My biggest fear would have to be something happening to Peter (hubby). He is the love of my life and my best friend for 27 yrs. and married for 25 yrs. If anything happened to him, I'd be all alone with no one to make me laugh anymore.

I'm a little afraid of meeting people from the internet as once I've met them they seem to be 2 faced and now I just refuse to, unless that person can prove to me that they are exactly who they say they are online as well as offline!

post #18 of 29
Well, I'm just one big walking phobia. You name it, I'm scared of it.

One of my biggest fears is: Elevators. I'm terrified of getting stuck inside one. I can't ride them alone.

I'm afraid of most insects: Especially bee's.

I'm afraid of germs: You know when people are sick - I stay away from them, and I alchohal and Lysol everything they touch.

I'm afraid of choking, and I'm afraid that my cats could choke as well. So, I'm really careful what foods I eat, and I make sure the cats food doesn't have any grissel in it.

I'm afraid of crowds, yet on the other hand, I get panicy when I'm all alone somewhere.

I could go on and on, but I'll stop here..........
post #19 of 29
Originally posted by Mom of 10 Cats
Need to add:

Driving in the rain at night

I hate it!
Why??? what is it that gets you by driving at night in the rain? Do you feel any better when its light? Is it the spray off trucks that you are afraid of blinding you ? A bit of advice for you if you ever get that scared and have to over take a truck in rain, as the water starts hitting the car- the spray, you start to concentrate incredibly hard and that can in turn have an adverse effect. look for a split second in the rear view mirroe and then back in front - your attention moves beyond the truck and you pass clean by.
I adore driving and aim to teach my wife in due course - although,not in my car - its a bit too high powered for her with respect for a learner.

post #20 of 29
When I was a child I had a fear of spiders, but I gradually overcame that fear on my own.

I have a fear of germs, mainly because I see some people who carelessly spread their germs to others when they are sick.

I am afraid of certain rodents mainly rats, mice and bats. ICKY!!!!!
post #21 of 29
On reaching his plane seat a man is surprised to see a parrot strapped in next to him. He asks the stewardess for coffee whereupon the parrot squawks, “And get me a whiskey you woman.†The stewardess, flustered, brings back a whiskey for the parrot and forgets the coffee.

When this omission is pointed out to her, the parrot drains its glass and bawls, “And get me another whiskey you cheeky woman.†Quite upset,the girl comes back shaking with another whiskey but still no coffee.

Unaccustomed to such slackness, the man tries the parrot's approach. “I've asked you twice for coffee. Go and get it now, or I'll give you a slap.â€

Next moment, both he and the parrot have been wrenched up and thrown out of the emergency exit by two burly stewards. Plunging downwards the parrot turns to him and says, “For someone who can't fly, you're a cheeky b******d.â€
While cruising at 40,000 feet, the airplane shuddered and Mr. Benson looked out the window. “Good lord!†he screamed, “One of the engines just blew up!â€

Other passengers left their seats and came running over. Suddenly the aircraft was rocked by a second blast as yet another engine exploded on the other side. The passengers were in a panic now, and even the stewardesses couldn't maintain order.

Just then, standing tall and smiling confidently, the pilot strode from the cockpit and assured everyone that there was nothing to worry about. His words and his demeanor made most of the passengers feel better, and they sat down as the pilot calmly walked to the door of the aircraft. There, he grabbed several packages from under the seats and began handing them to the flight attendants. Each crew member attatched the package to their backs.

“Say,†spoke up an alert passenger, “Aren't those parachutes?â€

The pilot said they were. The passenger went on, “But I thought you said there was nothing to worry about?â€

“There isn't,†replied the pilot as a third engine exploded. “We're going to get help.â€

“If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation.†— Tom Stoppard

One day at a busy airport, the passengers on a commercial airliner were seated, waiting for the cockpit crew to show up so they could get under way. The pilot and copilot finally appear in the rear of the plane, and begin walking up to the cockpit through the center aisle. Both appear to be blind. The pilot is using a white cane, bumping into passengers right and left as he stumbles down the aisle, and the copilot is using a guide dog. Both have their eyes covered with huge sunglasses.

At first the passengers do not react; thinking that it must be some sort of practical joke. However, after a few minutes the engines start revving and the airplane starts moving down the runway. The passengers look at each other with some uneasiness, whispering among themselves and looking desperately to the stewardesses for reassurance.

Then, the airplane starts accelerating rapidly and people begin panicking. Some passengers are praying, and as the plane gets closer and closer to the end of the runway, the voices are becoming more and more hysterical. Finally, when the airplane has less than 20 feet of runway left, there is a sudden change in the pitch of the shouts as everyone screams at once, and at the very last moment the airplane lifts off and is airborne.

Up in the cockpit, the copilot breathes a sigh of relief and turns to the pilot, “You know, one of these days the passengers aren't going to scream, and we're gonna get killed!â€

In Britain: A Royal Air Force pilot returned to active duty after getting sex change surgery to become a woman. There were no problems in the air. But for some reason—after landing—the pilot no longer knew how to parallel park the plane.

Have a good flight

who lost two relatives on the Paris DC10 crash when a cargo door blew open.
post #22 of 29
There would be no way to save my babies because they would all be under beds and to gather them up would be impossible. I would just stay with them.
post #23 of 29
Bees, hornets, wasps, yellow jackets. . . . . deathly terrified. . . .

I hate to fly. . . . never bothered me until I went on a trip to Florida while 7 months pregnant. I prayed that I'd go into labor so I could get off the plane. I learned after that sometimes pregnant woman develop phobias.

Driving in sleet or icy road conditions. . . .

post #24 of 29
Originally posted by HopeHacker
Well, I'm just one big walking phobia. You name it, I'm scared of it.

I'm afraid of germs: You know when people are sick - I stay away from them, and I alchohal and Lysol everything they touch.

Sounds like you might have a bit of OCD. . . . . (obsessive compulsive disorder). My son has it. . . . . so does my ex and his sister & mother. It can be hereditary.

post #25 of 29
Spiders, Sharks, and new Psychiatrists (I'm Bipolar so need to visit one regularly).
post #26 of 29
Actually I'm going to amend my Spiders to Insects of all Kinds.

Yech! Especially if they touch me!

Gack! *faint*
post #27 of 29
My big fear is falling and hurting myself.
1.I can not walk down stairs without holding on to the banister.
(if I don't hold it, I get dizzy.)
2. Icy sidewalks. Although I love winter, snow, cold weather.
post #28 of 29
I would say having a heart attack and not being able to get to the phone for help. I live alone. Getting electrocuted. I got a 25,000 volt shock from a TV picture tube 3 years ago. THAT HURT! I work with electricity quite a bit at work.
post #29 of 29
I forgot heights. I love flying, but am scared to death of heights in buildings.

There's probably others too, but I'm clueless at the moment.
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