Post # 1
I live in Southern California so earthquakes and wildfires are pretty common. Neither frighten me, as a matter of fact, I’ve learned to live with them. What does frighten me, however, is the thought of getting trapped in a blazing inferno whilst naked. Or getting stuck under a pile of rubble in my birthday suit.
Well today, a 5.9’er hit SoCal…again! I was on my way to the shower so I was butt naked when the large jolt hit. It was large enough that I could hear the shower door rattle and my furniture outside shaking.
Do I run outside? Stop to get dressed first? What do I do??
I had 0.5 seconds to make the decision so I chose to grab a towel and run outside. Sadly, in my panic I accidentally kicked the cat. I hit her pretty hard coz my ankle still hurts and she’s only a 6 lbs cat. Luckily she’s okay and none of my neighbors saw me in my towel.
I think after this I will stop by Ross to get me a nice robe. One I wouldn’t mind being seen in by firefighters or rescuers.
What are your fears? Have any of them been realized?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Haha, I always bring my clothes in with me to the bathroom when I shower. It’s a holdover from the college dorm days, I guess. 🙂
Post # 4
I have had those same thoughts! My solution? The robe is always on the hook of the bathroom door . As backup I will tear down the shower curtain -it is much larger than a towel.
Post # 5
Eek scary! Although the image is slightly funny, sorry!
My worst fear is someone breaking into the house when I’m alone. I am always on high alert when the hubby is not home. Even with 2 dogs and 2 cats around, I can’t help being scared.
Post # 6
I have that fear about sleeping naked at night!
Post # 7
I have very irrational fears, one being eaten alive by a horse or dog, don’t ask me why but it terrifies me.
Post # 8
My worst fear unfortunately was realized. My daughter was an asthmatic and had a seizure disorder to boot. Poor kid was in the hospital hundreds of times in her brief lifetime. I always had the fear that someday I will get a call that she had died. That’s exactly what happened – I got a call at 2AM from the hospital telling me she was found dead. Very little scares me now.
Post # 9
OMG Baldor! A similar situation happened to a friend of mine..she was at her boyfriends dorm-she doesn’t sleep naked, but this one time they did…and someone pulled the fire alarm in the middle of the night. They only had a few secs to get out and had only the sheet!
My fear is that I am going to have to explain the stupid situation on how I got hurt to EMTs! I’m always doing something silly and hurting myself one way or another. I have a bad habit of dancing in the shower. The other day I was dancing and I hit myself in the nose! I thought I broke my nose I hit it so hard. But yea…I know that I am going to get wrapped up in the in the shower curtain! Or fall down the stairs and get stuck in the pile of flip flops at the bottom-I’ll have them stuck all over & in me! There’s so much self-damage I could do to myself.
Post # 10
I am so very sorry about your loss. I don’t know what else to say. I can’t imagine going through that. I hope that you can find peace.
Post # 11
@MrsPinkPeony: I am so sorry but I LOL at being eaten alive by a HORSE!
My biggest fear is that something will happen to someone in my family or to FI and I will be to far away to help them.
Another one of my biggest fears is being seperated from them during a disaster like in War of the Worlds or 2012….I don’t know what I would do! Save myself? Go back and look for them? What if they are already safe and I end up dying because I went back?
I am so scared to say this outloud so everyone please knock on wood!!!! I am scared that FI will pass away. OMG I know it sounds horrible and super paranoid but there is always this stupid thought at the back of my head and I don’t know if I am just scaring myself or it its a real intuition..It TERRIFIES me!!!
Post # 12
my dad dying (men in my family tend to pass away young) or anyone i love (or me) getting cancer.
not realized so far… fingers crossed they never are.
Post # 13
@MrsPinkPeony: at least horses are herbivores, so they wouldn’t want to eat you!
I’m terrified of someone breaking in at night. I wear contacts, and I have horrible eyes. I mean, close to legally blind without my contacts in. I do have glasses, but usually I don’t keep them by my bed since I just put my contacts in when I get up. So I’m scared that one day I’ll wake up to the noise of someone in our apartment, and not be able to see them until they’re an inch away from my face.
Post # 14
@[email protected]: Thank you. And a mere two years later I lost my niece and god-daughter at the age of 18 years old due to the actions of a drunk driver. One never gets over the loss of a child but with time, one learns to live in spite of it.
Post # 16
My SO is a firefighter so if I ran out naked all his buddies would see my goodies. HaHa, still though, I ain’t got no shame! hahahahaha! I figure “whatever” they see crap like that all the time. Plus we really don’t have earthquakes here in Reno, so I’m good. In theory…lol!