Your Greatest Fears

If I asked you about your greatest fear, what would you say?


Every time I get in a taxi in the summer, I worry.

Not about crashing or getting kidnapped. Nope. What I fear is the possibility that there could be an up-skirt camera hidden in the air conditioning vent.

Mock me if you like, but I’m not afraid of the dentist and you probably are. I had my first root canal at age eight and my dental bills since then are well into the six figures.

I wish I were joking. 

My teeth came from the shallow end of the gene pool. A trip to the dentist, even for a procedure, gives me no more anxiety than a hair cut.

I also don’t fear flying which is good because I do a lot of it. Once in a while mid-flight, we’ll hit turbulence and while I may naturally grip the armrest, that’s generally the extent of my reaction.

How about you – what are you afraid of?

23 thoughts on “Your Greatest Fears

  1. Adrienne

    Ooh, let me play this game. One of my biggest fears is having a bird shit on me. I was sitting beside a friend on the beach when a seagull made a deposit, and I freaked out more than she did. Aside from being gross, it’s the unexpectedness. I would legitimately scream and cry if it ever happened to me.

      1. Shoelovah

        Lol, I have witnessed others that had *that accident and was mortified for them. I can’t bear to even think about it.

  2. jackiemallon

    I’d love it if a bird shit on me: that’s good luck (Irish = superstitious). But, yes, biggest fear, wow. I too am an old pro in the dentist’s chair so….I fly all the time, nothing there…It would have to be any of the big illnesses really. Wish I could think of a witty response but no, ill heath is the fear that annihilates all other fears. I’ve become very aware recently that I don’t know how lucky I am.

  3. joeyfullystated

    I’m scared of virtually everything. I would say I fear less than I used to, but really, I just don’t let it control me anymore.
    Totally jealous you’re not afraid of the dentist. I’m only in 30k or so, tell me, is it likely I’ll be less fearful as I go on? Ugh, I hate the dentist.

  4. PinotNinja

    I’m totally jealous of your ability to fly. Even during the times when I’m getting on a plane every week, I’m still a total train wreck on take off and landing. And if we hit turbulence, I’m down right embarrassing. I gasp, I grip the armrest, I whimper, and I very obviously take deep breaths and try to meditate. It’s a scene worthy of a Bravo reality show.


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