Sep 10, 2009

I aint afraid of no ghosts!

But I am afraid of other things......
Afraid, Scared and just plain petrified.
Since you came here, then I guess that means that you want me to tell you all about these things, right?

Since one of the writing prompts over at Mama Kat's blog is "Scaredy Cat" then I suppose I can talk about them.
:shake those heebie jeebies away:
Ok, I am ready.
Things that scare me:

1. Public Restroom doors
(Yes, I know that public restrooms in general are scary.)
Scarier---doors with broken locks
And please don't give me that "Oh, I NEVER use public restrooms." speech because when ya gotta GO ya gotta GO. Have you ever tried to use the toilet while trying to keep the door shut with either your hand or foot?
What's even scarier---having your child hold the door shut.
"Ok, honey....All you have to do is stand against the door for mommy."
Kid- "SUUUURE!" "But who is that next to us"?
"What are they doing over there?"
(opens door)

2. Those security alarm thingys at all department stores.
To prevent a full fledged panic attack.....I make everyone else carry the bags.
I don't want that alarm going off when I walk by....ya know?
Seriously, someone could actually think that I am stealing deodorant or even more embarrassing . . .
toilet paper
I can't have that.
One time I bought some capri pants at Kohls because they were on clearance for $3.00.
Paid for them
Made it out the door and to the house
hung them in my closet (where they stayed for months)
But that one day when I decided I wanted to wear them . . .
Guess what?
I debated taking them back.
Yep, I debated that for months and months.
Nah, that would be too scary. The alarm might go off.
Even though I had the receipt and everything I COULD NOT BRING MYSELF TO GO BACK THROUGH THE BEEEEEEEP BEEEEEEEEP thing.
I thought : Maybe if I wrap the security thing up in foil???
Yeah, it would prevent the BEEEEP BEEEEEEP thing from going off.
I still didn't take them back.
They have now been in the closet for over a year.
Cute capris, too.

side note: BIG GIRL used to be scared of BEEP....only her BEEP was the smoke alarm.
(The smoke alarm sound when the battery needs to be changed.)
She must get that from me?

3. I am scared of my kids embarrassing me in public.
(Even though I should be used to it by now)
Kids can be scary.
That's probably why we don't go out in public very often.
My heart just can't take it.
My threats and bribes do not work on them anymore.

Ok, that's just a few of the things that scare me.

I would love to know what YOU are scared of.
Just don't mention anything scary like diet pepsi or generic mayo, OK?


Heather on September 10, 2009 at 12:01 PM said...

I hate public restrooms too!! hate them! Who know what you are going to catch in one?! we share some of the same fears!

Jody on September 10, 2009 at 12:27 PM said...

There is nothing worse then trying to keep a public restroom door shut while trying not to touch anything inside the restroom or the door.

Unknown on September 10, 2009 at 12:55 PM said...

Clowns, Sunflowers and escalators.

Liz Mays on September 10, 2009 at 1:39 PM said...

Take the security thing off of your capris and wear them! I mean it!

I'm scared of germs, being confined, and you.

Elyse on September 10, 2009 at 1:48 PM said...

having my daughter throw a fit in public! Sooo embarrassing!!! thanks for stopping by :)

My Life in Purple on September 10, 2009 at 1:52 PM said...

*stopping by from Mama Kat's

Great Post!
I am TERRIFIED of clowns :P

Amy on September 10, 2009 at 2:05 PM said...

I bought a jacket once. I did not see the little tag in it and went into the store the next day and it went off. I was like I did not take it. I just got it the other day.

Lin on September 10, 2009 at 2:51 PM said...

I'm so scared of clowns and marionette puppets!

They freakin' creep me out.

Polka Dot Moon on September 10, 2009 at 3:19 PM said...

CLOWNS! See the trend here! Creepy little, cake white & red make-up smiles.........

Scorpions.....we live with them and they are BAD buggers!

Sharks.....JAWS changed my life forever!

That's a few....don't want to take up any more space ;)

Dumb Mom on September 10, 2009 at 3:26 PM said...

I know you already saw what spooks me, so let's talk about you! What is up w/the potty doors?! And, I guess we can't go shopping together 'cause I think I may swallowed one of those censors since those things ring even when I go into the stores. Happens so much I don't even notice anymore until that "security guard" at Burlington Coat Factory tries to restrain me!

Margaret aka: Fact Woman on September 10, 2009 at 4:23 PM said...

Yep Public restroom doors that don't lock are the worst or are all the GERMS? BOTH.

Grammy Suzzy on September 10, 2009 at 4:45 PM said...

Here from Mama Kat's...Oh, I am so with you on that public potty thing. And trying to paper the seat so there is some sanitary thing twixt my bottom and that ring that every germ and microbe in the world has come in contact with! Me...well, after six kiddos, there is not much they can do that I would fear...four boys have done just about everything! But, for me, living in the desert...snakes!!!

Connie on September 10, 2009 at 6:10 PM said...

Squirrels. They taunt me.

Meghan on September 10, 2009 at 6:17 PM said...

So. Scared. Of. public. Bathrooms.

Using public bathrooms happens to be an obsession of all 3 of my children.

It is a frequent blog topic for me.

I LOATHE public restrooms.

I am terrified of porta potties!

Angie on September 10, 2009 at 6:22 PM said...

Whatever is lurking behind the fridge, stove, and any other pretty much stationary household appliances. Like seriously, I'm a mommy, not a freaking maid. Those items don't come out unless something serious fell back that that I can't do without. The things that are back there are dirty, sticky, and foreign to me. Seriously gives me the jibblies yanking those things out. *Shudders*

Mandy on September 10, 2009 at 6:47 PM said...

I'm a big chicken. I'm scared of scary movies. Won't watch most of them unless it's the daytime and all windows are open. I'm scared of sharks, dark water where you can't see below, snakes, and most bugs in general. I'm afraid of death and all the different possibilities of how you might die. I'm afraid of car accidents and being in a wreck. I'm afraid I'll never do the things I want to do in life.... and.....

aren't you sorry you asked? ;-)

Flory on September 10, 2009 at 7:41 PM said...

I know what you mean about those security tags. Last X-mas season I walked in and out of stores and the alarm always went off. I kept walking and pretended I didn't hear it. I finally figured out I had some gloves in my purse that still had that stupid tag. LOL!

Found you from Theta Mom's site.

Anonymous said...

Cleaning and/or using my husband's bathroom. 'Nuff said.

Unknown on September 10, 2009 at 8:11 PM said...

I hate...

-Dolls with the breakable faces! I think they're collectibles...but omg.

-Loose, wet hair. Especially if I'm swimming and one makes it's way over to me...ewww!

-Public bathrooms...yuck. Hate them!

Carolina on September 11, 2009 at 1:43 AM said...

I think you can remove the alarm thingy from your pants without fear. It only responds to the sensor in the store. A few of them have dye in them which will ruin your pants, but, hey, you paid only $3, so I doubt the dye pack is in yours. (That's usually reserved for very expensive items like leather jackets or fur coats.) We arrived home from a Reebok outlet store a few months ago and found the sensor on my husband's shoes. The sotre was an hour away, so I called and they told me just to pry it off with a screwdriver.

FInd the story of my one great fear HERE.

Deviki @ Viki on September 11, 2009 at 2:22 AM said...

I hate public restrooms too!! i try to use them only when i realllyyyy have to go ..... oh and i fear of getting lost and traveling on my own to a place i haven;t been to it's scary ...i always check if i have my tickets with me ...and the train .....gosh !!!

Lesley on September 11, 2009 at 7:39 AM said...

the first one made me giggle...cuz I have a phobia of using public restrooms...and especially porta potties and airplane bathrooms....Happy SITS day

Keisha on September 11, 2009 at 7:41 AM said...

I just "Heart" your blog.. so much!! You make me smile, laugh, **snort**,.. LOL!

I could see you telling this post! These are scary things, but I am scared to death to not have enough money when I go somewhere.. like.. what if my card doesn't work..etc.. Or when we go on the road.. I usally make sure we have enough cash! (My hubs however.. DOES NOT do this! & thinks I'm crazy.. that's why we have Debit Cards)
But,... What if they do NOT work?...............


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