Last Time You Were Scared

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    Feb 22, 2018 9:20 PM GMT
    In the past 10 years, when were you truly scared? I'm not talking horror movies, but in real life. When did your heart race, or felt you or others were in imminent danger?
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    Feb 22, 2018 10:48 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    In the past 10 years, when were you truly scared? I'm not talking horror movies, but in real life. When did your heart race, or felt you or others were in imminent danger?

    Lots of times in my long life. But if I'm limited to the last 10 years, it would be:

    Never. Not for myself, anyway. One incident was when a car plunged off the seawall into a river below our condo. I wrote about it here and posted pics. The car lights at 4 AM were still visible below the water. I raced outside, fearing the driver or passengers might be trapped inside. I was just about to jump in when the police arrived and restrained me. Turns out the driver had gotten out and was hiding.

    My husband's 2 strokes were pretty scary, as was his near heart attack (some of his doctors contend it really was an actual heart attack). Fearing for your loved-one's life can be very scary in those medical emergency situations.

    Other than those, I don't think anything very scary in 10 years. Oh, maybe hurricane Irma. But we judged we'd be OK and ignored the evacuation orders. Of course you wonder if you judged wrong while riding it out. But Irma wasn't much here, more an adventure than anything. It was later, with the 5 or so days without electricity, that were the real problem.
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    Feb 22, 2018 11:03 PM GMT
    Never that I recall.
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    Feb 22, 2018 11:04 PM GMT
    In my dreams, last night.
  • rambi

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    Feb 22, 2018 11:52 PM GMT
    about a 2.5 years ago when my mom told my dad.
  • bro4bro

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    Feb 23, 2018 4:40 PM GMT
    Seven years ago, when I visited Papua New Guinea. It's a dangerous, lawless place, and I was traveling solo. Don't go there.
  • Andy921

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    Feb 23, 2018 5:05 PM GMT
    Today when i rode my dirtbike and almost crashed... happens to me sometimes in this dangerous sport.
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    Feb 23, 2018 6:24 PM GMT
    rambi saidabout a 2.5 years ago when my mom told my dad.

    Prove to be an unjustifed fear?

    Or did he react badly?
  • carew28

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    Feb 23, 2018 7:19 PM GMT
    I was in a head-on car collision in November 2009, and both cars were totalled. I had some bruised ribs, but otherwise I was okay, as was the other driver (who'd been on a cellphone). The instant before the crash was scary. It's the only serious car accident I've ever been in.
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    Feb 23, 2018 8:19 PM GMT
    I commuted on a bicycle on a regular basis for a year, 8mi in each direction. Nothing compares (in non-war-zone areas) with getting harassed by motorists who swerve at you, throw things at you, and shout obscenities at you in terms of regularly-scheduled terror.
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    Feb 24, 2018 1:17 AM GMT
    When she missed her period...
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    Feb 25, 2018 1:31 AM GMT
    9-11...Scared the shit out of me hitting the Pentagon...other targets
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    Mar 01, 2018 3:05 PM GMT
    mybud said9-11...Scared the shit out of me hitting the Pentagon...other targets


    I live in Virginia, about 25 miles from the Pentagon, and I was driving toward the Pentagon when it was hit. I had already heard of the Trade Center Towers on the radio. I just remember pulling into a 7-Eleven with seething anger.

    I'm not sure I've been scared in the past decade, as in a moment of panic. I always fear being homeless. That happens when you're self-employed. I've had a few shitty roommates that have given me pause. But I guess when you get older you're so used to moments of panic and slight fear that you just don't let it worry you as much.
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    Mar 01, 2018 7:23 PM GMT
    About three weeks ago when I volunteered to get an HIV test. Waiting for the result was quite a test. Thankfully, my result came out negative as I had hoped.