Thursday, November 18, 2010

irrational fears.

Do ya'll have any irrational fears? If not, don't worry... I have enough for all of you.
I think it I have a slight case of OCD and it manifests itself in my fears around heat/fire/burning my house down.
Let me explain....

Irrational Fear #1
I have a fear that I'm going to burn my house down by leaving my Chi hair straightener on. I have to tell myself, out loud, that I've turned it off... and also ask Guy at least 3x on the way out of the house if I turned it off. I think many girls have this fear.... but mine is bad.

Irrational Fear #2
Sigh... my toaster oven. Anytime I use it, I leave the door open for HOURS after using it. As if the thing is going to spontaneously combust after use. Guy trys to rationalize with me that if I don't do that with the actual oven (which I don't), then why would I do it with a toaster oven.
It's called 'irrational' for a reason people....

Irrational Fear #3

I'm convinced that I'm going to turn the dryer on and Gus is accidentally going to be in there. I haven't even told Guy this one....I just ritually check where Gus is before I dry anything. And if Guy is drying clothes without me being involved...I have to sneak in and stop the dryer, make sure Gus isn't in there, and sneak out.
I guess my secret is out.

So please.... tell me you have a irrational fear so I don't feel like such a trainwreck!
xoxo


18 comments:

Mommy Lisa said...

I have that last fear now because my cat Roofis DID climb in once - he was very lucky I thought something sounded weird and opened the dryer because he had not made a peep. Just hopped out when I opened it.

Lindsay said...

I have an irrational fear of people at night. Anyone who is walking around at night automatically becomes creepy and I instantly become anxious. Sigh.

Danna and Kirk said...

I have an irrational fear of my car doors not locking, I have to hit the "lock" button twice. I am with you on the Chi, I finally started unplugging it.

Dee Stephens said...

Mine is closing the garage door.

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Hahaha. I agonize about leaving my straightener on too!

Nicole said...

Awww these are all very valid! The only one I can help with is the straightener, I have one that turns off after a certain amount of time....it kind of hleps but then I worry that in the mean time it will fall and catch the rug on fire and burn everything :( so yup no help here lol I am crazy about doors being locked! I check them 100x before I go to bed!!

~KS said...

That pic of the kitty in the dryer is too cute...

I burn candles non stop so I always worry I didn't blow them all out. Even though I am freak about blowing them out. Never trust myself.

I also worry someone's going to break in to my house. I blame this one on our house getting broken in to when I was kid. I have never felt safe in a locked house since then. Ever.

And flying. Despite how many people do it and how safe I know it is, I am scared to death of it.

Maggie said...

I TOTALLY have the same paranoia about cats in the washer and dryer. I have never even seen my cats venture near the machines yet I still fear that I will drown/tumble them to death.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohh I always worry I'm going to leave my straightening iron on too!! Awww about the cat!!

Melanie's Randomness

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

~ same way with the flat iron!

~ that the kitties will run out of the apt and i won't see them and then they will be taken from me forever!

besswess said...

I have a fear that I will somehow chop my hand off if I dig something out of the garbage disposal.

Krissy said...

I share number three with you! I do the exact same thing every time I do laundry.

drollgirl said...

BAH! i have one of these fears, and about a zillion others.

EVERY SINGLE DAY i have to check the bathroom at least THREE TIMES to make sure i have unplugged the flat iron (or curling iron). at least three times. and if i start driving to work and can't remember if i shut it off, i have to drive home and do it all again. IT IS MADDENING, but i guess it is better than a house on fire!

bananas. said...

i've left my flat iron on many MANY times...and i'm here to vouch, i have yet to burn my house down. knock on wood.

Linley said...

mine: that i haven't cooked a meat all the way through. after something is done cooking, i cut into the middle of the biggest piece of meat. if it's questionable... they all go back in!

put a neon colored sticky note at eye level on the door you leave the house out of to remind you about the iron. i had to do this when i lived in an apt that had baseboard heating. I would always turn it off before leaving - i was scared it would catch fire and my dog would be in the house when it happened. it worked for me. change up the colors every-so-often too.

Dwelling and Telling

City Girl said...

Oh yes I do. Bugs! I'm terrified to the point where I can't breathe when I see a bug, even when it's tiny. Ahh!

mrpeatie said...

Every time I go away for a few days I fear my place will burn down. But it’s never from something I forget to do. I always fear that my neighbors will do something boneheaded and burn all our units down.

Poppy said...

I too have a fear that I will leave my chi on & burn down my apt complex. After I leave the house & the door is locked...I unlock the door, go back in & check my outlets to make sure everything is unplugged.

The fear about Gus in the dryer is HILARIOUS!!!!