Monday, January 5, 2009

Round and Round

Is everybody ready? I am about to share with you my weirdest fear. Ok, not fear, really. Just something that makes me abnormally uncomfortable.

I'm scared of revolving doors. Namely, I'm afraid that I'm going to get stuck in one.

The odd thing is, I am not afraid of getting stuck in elevators, even though I actually DID get stuck in an elevator once - for an hour and a half. But I still have absolutely no problem riding in elevators. On the other hand, I've never been stuck in a revolving door, yet I'm always afraid that I will be.

As a friend pointed out, a revolving door would be one of the best places to be stuck, if you had to get stuck somewhere, because it's all made of glass, so A - it wouldn't be long before someone noticed that you were trapped and freed you, and B - worst case scenario, someone could break the glass to free you. Still, they make me really uncomfortable when I go through them, and I hate when people try to go through them at the same time as me.

Ok, 'fess up. Do you have a weird fear? If not, feel free to mock mine... everybody else does!

Also, don't forget that tomorrow is Totally Awkward Tuesday, so get your awkward story ready! If you need inspiration, you can check out last week's stories.

29 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

I'm afraid of mushrooms. And it's not just because I dislike the taste. No...there is some weird primordial fear going on there too. Blech!

Cora said...

I'm afraid of crashing into the side barriers on the highway. Only I'm not afraid of it while *I* am driving, because I know *I* would NEVER do that. I'm only afraid of it when other people are driving me. I'll actually cover my eyes in some cases. It makes people nuts! I actually cried in a car once with a guy who was playing on my fear by driving way too fast way too close to the barrier just to provoke me. He got mad when I started crying and started yelling "don't you trust me?!" and I wailed "NOOOOOOOO, I DON'T!" Yeah. I'm a wonderful passenger.

Leetid said...

I hate revolving doors as well but I also hate trying to get on and off escalators, I don't know why but it just scares me and of course it don't help when hubby is laughing and pushing me. Men!

Adriana said...

I am more afraid of getting caught trying to go through a revolving door rather than getting stuck in one. Thanks for the award Tova!

Anne Elizabeth said...

I am afraid pf escalators. I fell down one when I was a kid. I hate having to ride on them especially going down. I freak out whenever I have to step on the first stair.

Sassy Britches said...

I have always had a crazy fear of being in one of those James Bond situations where I'm hanging off of a bridge for dear life, and the only thing that saves me is my upper body strength. Too bad I don't HAVE any! My goose is cooked! *back to the push-ups*

Moi said...

I am afraid of ladybugs and have been since I was little. I don't know why - they just CREEP ME OUT.

LegalMist said...

I was on the escalator at the mall once and the escalator suddenly just stopped. We were stuck for hours...

Ok, just kidding. I'm not really that dumb. But I did yell loudly, "Oh, no! Please please please let them fix this thing quickly! I don't have time to be stuck here for hours!" And everyone looked at me like I was nuts until they realized I was kidding. (Yeah, that's it, kidding....). Then they laughed and started walking down the stairs.

Laura said...

I always get a little nervous right when I am trying to catch the opening of the revolving door...I mean what if you miss and crash into one of the sides or worse get stuck with someone else in the same little space...agh!

kim said...

Wow. I was going to post today about my fear of a) revolving doors and b) elevators falling to the ground. Did we maybe share part of the same brain at some point?

PS- got the ornament! My husband got the mail and saw something to me from Tova and thought I was cheating on him!! HI-larious.

Tranquility said...

Well, I'm not afraid of revolving doors, but I do become concerned with the type that are on a motor - the ones where you have no control of the speed. No matter how slowly they revolve, I worry that I won't get through without getting squished.

The one thing that I'm actually afraid of is death by drowning. It's odd - I don't have a REAL FEAR of it and I'm not scared of swimming or water or anything, it's just this thing... I panic quickly when I'm unexpectedly under water (like going under while water skiing or surfing - even though it happens all the time - that sort of thing) and I DON'T want to die by DROWNING!!!

Callista said...

I'm NOT a fan of those revolving doors either and there is one in my building so I avoid it all costs, but my biggest fear is breaking my front teeth.

Tranquility said...

Oooh - I have another one, but I'm pretty sure this is my only other one: I HATE, HATE, HATE earwigs. When I was little, my grandma told me that they crawl into your ears and eat your brain and even though my dad told me it wasn't true (and I believed him) they have always grossed me out to the point that I can't even squish them - I get full body shudders just thinking about them and will actually run away cold and clammy if I get too close to one. Unfortunately, there are many around my current home - we get them in the mailbox, so I send the kids out to get the mail and give it a good shake before bringing it in to me (they aren't bothered by them).

A. said...

Having been stuck in a revolving door (one of the new, fully electrical ones that you cannot push around, not the old-school people-propelled ones) (and in an elevator, come to think of it) I can tell you that it is not as bad as having a stranger squeeze into your tiny, revolving door space with you. Totally unacceptable behavior! Who does that? And why?

So@24 said...

Hahahaha! That is amazing and a brilliant blog topic.

These comments are hilarious!

I used to have a really irrational fear, but it's way too dark to post

mieletcannelle said...

I cannot make an appointment to save my life. Or order a pizza. When I pick up the phone to make a call, I get all sweaty and croaky. It's hilarious. As a result, my boyfriend gets to say things like "Yes, I'd like to make an appointment with Dr. Lady, OBGYN." *chuckle*

Morgan the Muse said...

I have a lot of weird fears. Seriously. Like, I could never go snorkling even if I wanted to. Not because I am afraid of being underwather, no. I am freaked out to high heaven by the sight of coral.

Kristy said...

I am terrified of mice, and I hold my breath (I didn't realize that I did it until I met my husband) when I go over a big bridge or over a dam.

beth said...

I am scared to death of being in a car near a body of water. I have never had anything happen that would explain this fear but I have always had it.

Emma said...

I'm scared of spiders...

Cheryl said...

I'm afraid of pigeons... actually things that fly- i don't like birds. I don't like knowing that it's flying over me.

Morgan the Muse said...

I also have an aversion to talking to voicemail or answering machines. Freaks me out. Also, I am deadly afraid of wasps. I had one dive me in the shower a couple weeks ago, screamed bloody murder.

But I am mostly posting to tell you that I had an Awkward story already in the can. Here: http://morgancame.blogspot.com/2009/01/i-would-not-go-back-to-freshman-year.html

And now I am going to bed! But first, checking my blankets for wasps. Rollover onto them too many times to not do it.

pinkjellybaby said...

I'm scared of fish, which everyone always seems to find weird...but they're HORRIBLE and creepy and I stick by that.
On a similar note to yours,I also hate turnstiles. I used to go to a small low league football ground and get stuck in them...it gave me a bit of a complex!

Oh2122 said...

I'm selling Hubby out on this one.

Cereal.

As in Rice Crispies. Trix. Frosted Flakes.

It makes him gag. It makes his skin crawl.

So the time our son barfed Cheerios on him... You're supposed to clean the kid up BEFORE you collapse in giggle-tears, right?

Megan said...

I don't like escalators. I always hop (or step widely) to get on or off. I've heard too many horror stories of people getting caught in them!!

Related to Cora's, I hate driving beside semi's and especially if I've between it and the barriers on the freeway. I speed up to get away from the semi as quickly as possible. If there's another car in front of me, I'll wait till there is enough room behind that driver to speed up so I don't have to be inbetween the semi and barrier.

Tranquilty, GMA was MEAN!!! Love her, but she was not nice to us, huh?

Mary Anna said...

I'm terrified of escalators. When I was about 3, I fell down on at Sears and hit a big bin of stuffed animals, sending it crashing down. I've been terrified since.

And, I'm also afraid of hitting the barriers on the side of the highway, like Cora. I prefer to drive in the middle lane at all times. When I worked in downtown Houston, I had the "magic lane" - the middle lane that took me all the way home - my exit even came off the middle lane!

P.S., thanks for visiting my blog. I feel like we're friends already ;)

Newsy Nibby said...

I just want you to know that I love love love your blog. I'm not exactly sure how I stumbled upon it (possibly Psycho Hairapy) but I always come to your blog when I want to laugh! Anyway...just keep blogging ok? And I hope you find your phone.

I guess while I am here I might as well tell you one of my irrational fears...

I know this is way weird...kind of the point right..but you know when you are eating popcorn and you get a kernel that isn't totally popped? Like it's popped enough that you think it's going to be soft and popcorny but it turns out to be hard and make you feel like your teeth are breaking into pieces. Well I hate that. It almost completely deters me from eating popcorn at all.

ÄsK AliCë said...

MY cousin got her head stuck in a revolving door. She's deaf so trying to get her out was quite a challenge - when you can't explain something to someone they freak out. I don't think it's that strange of a fear!

I'm scared of falling off a cliff in a car. I used to have dreams about it...so ya, I'm not sure what that means

Fancy Schmancy said...

I have an irrational fear of sewer and subway grates. Either I'm going to drop my keys down there, or I'm going to fall through and a creepy clown is going to be waiting for me down there, like in It.

In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks. ~ Calvin & Hobbes