Monday, November 21, 2011

Tell Me Your Worries

I am, by nature, a bit of a worrier. It's a control issue and an experience issue. But some things that I worry about are just ridiculous, and laughably so. So here's what I'd like to do. I'm going to tell you my silliest worry, and then I want you to tell me one of yours. So here we go.

At least 75% of the time that I start the dryer, I neglect to look inside after I've shoved the clothes in. I just clang the door shut and press the button to start it. Approximately ten minutes later, I will begin frantically looking for our littlest cat, afraid that this time she has not exited the dryer, and that I am drying our beloved pet along with our clean socks and underwear.

I usually find her sleeping blissfully under the covers in one of our beds.

Now it's your turn. What do you worry about? Tell me, please.

8 comments:

  1. That somebody will fall while brushing teeth and the toothbrush will be sticking through a throat.

    That someone will steal my kids from the yard.

    That any plane will crash, anywhere.

    That half of my family will die in a plane crash and I'll be incapable of raising the half that's left. That's a cheery one, eh?

    I really could go on and on...

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  2. I very much relate to this post! I worry about getting sick in public or going to the bathroom in my pants in public. These aren't even problems I have! I go about my day feeling great, but the minute I get on the bus or the train (or a plane), I am sure I am going to need to puke or go to the bathroom and at the same time will be trapped by traffic or a tunnel and totally unable to get off the public trans and to a bathroom. I have, in fact, been quite sick while flying and have even fainted in public several times. I lived through it all. Yet, I keep worrying...everyday. So lame.

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  3. I worry about the things I throw away being found by archaeologists of the future and them saying, "That Cora sure was wasteful." I also rehearse mundane conversations, like what I will say when coworkers ask how my weekend was.

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  4. I'm a worrier too! I worry that any feedback from my boss signals my imminent firing, even when my numbers are the best in my department.

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  5. Every time I exit a store with those anti-theft thingie-mah-doers at the door, I worry that I've somehow stolen something without realizing it. I'm always worried that I'll get arrested for shoplifting and I didn't even mean to steal anything!

    I also worry that I will plug things in to the wrong side of the transformer but that's mostly because I just plugged in my 110v blender into the 220v plug in and fried it. It actually set on fire. So maybe that one's not as silly as it is wise.

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  6. I, too, am afraid of flying and somehow feel that my presence on a plane dooms it to crash. And every time I go down our stairs I worry that I'll fall, breaking several bones.

    Oh- and I'm always scared that the kids will choke on the food they're eating. I still don't give my four year old those little round peppermint candies that are everywhere this time of year.

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  7. I refuse to go to an island. I get kinda panicky just thinking about it. I'm worried that I will go to said island, there will be a natural disaster of some sort, and we'll be stuck on said "naturally" destroyed island. I feel the same way about boats.

    I'm an incredibly strong swimmer and an EMT. So I'm absolutely sure these fears/worries are unfounded.

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  8. I see here that I am not alone. Thank you all for sharing, as well as for giving me new things to worry about. In particular, I hadn't considered the dangers of toothbrushes. But that totally makes sense to me! I'll begin preparing my Toothbrushing Safety talk right now.

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