Friday, October 31, 2008

Boo!

What are you most afraid of? I mean other than losing a loved one or financial catastrophe? My top three are:


  1. Being buried alive. Stories or films about someone being buried alive are the most terrifying to me. As a kid, just the ads for "House of Usher" promoting the character "Buried Alive!" sent me running from the room. Ooh! And that Emory coed who was kidnapped and buried alive for ransom money back in the late 1960's - brrr. Just kill me please. Don't bury me alive!

  2. Accidentally killing a loved one. Well, accidentally killing anyone, really, but killing a child or parent would be devastating. Lil Sis had a friend in junior high who was killed when his father ran over him. The boy was sunbathing in the driveway, and the dad didn't see him when he pulled out. How do you live with that? And a few years ago a friend I worked with in PTA at the elementary school was killed in a car wreck while her newly-licensed daughter was driving. So, yeah. That's a horrible, scary thing.

  3. Being falsely accused of a crime or mental illness, convicted, and locked away. It would be like being buried alive, sort of, with added humiliation and injustice. Lots of movies give this kind of thing a happy ending, with the truth finally coming out. But I suspect locking up the wrong person happens more often than we'd like to think.
What scares you most on this Happiest of Halloweens? Boo!

6 comments:

chux said...

Spiders! Really really hate spiders. The way they move it just scares me with a capital S. I still get nightmares about them too

I'm always scared about something happening to my family, especially the kids. I'm probably over protective!

MaryB said...

Who could guess you'd have so much in common with Ron Weasley? (spiders)

Beth Royalty said...

I'm most afraid of Republican Presidential Candidates, and Republican Vice-Presidential Candidates, especially ones from Alaska, and their husband.
Loved reading your blog(s), and seeing the wedding pictures!

MaryB said...

Yea, Beth! Great to hear from you - email and catch me up on things. Hope all is well in Minnesota. Happy Halloween (and All Saints Day tomorrow).

jomoore said...

The number one thing I'm scared of is being struck by lightning. And wasps - I'm really scared of wasps.

I'm not sure that this is exactly what you're after, but I don't worry about the other kind of stuff... Though maybe I will now...

TheiaC said...

1. Clowns
2. Chickens (see my last post)
3. The mere thought of being in the military. Please do not misunderstand as I hold the servicemen in highest esteem. I would simply crumble the first day of basic training...

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