Random Thursday: Ridiculous Fears

Hoo boy. Where do I start? Sure, there are the usual fears that everyone has, like being scared of the dark or freaked out by bugs. But I don’t think those are really “ridiculous” since they’re not really abnormal.
So. Ridiculous fears. I suppose we all have a few; mine include…
  •  A ridiculous fear of oversleeping and being late for work. I will check my alarm multiple times before I go to bed and again at any point during the day if I wake up. I think part of the reason is that I have overslept in the past, and part of it is the fact that I’ve dreamt multiple times about sleeping straight through the alarm and showing up to work two hours late. 
  • I also have a weird paranoia about having my cell phone with me at all times, just in case I have to make an emergency call. You know those people who forget their phone? That’s not me. I knew this was a ridiculous fear when I was home alone late one night and decided to take a shower, then had to go back to the bedroom to grab my cell and put it on the bathroom counter because what if a serial killer breaks into the house and I’m locked in the bathroom with no way to call 911?!
  • I’m vigilant about keeping my gas tank full in case a natural disaster/zombie apocalypse strikes and we have to make a run for it. I won’t be the one running out of gas before I flee the city limits, nosiree!

So what are your ridiculous fears?  Tell me in the comments! (I promise I won’t laugh too hard!)


  • Leesh

    I agree with you about the oversleeping. When I have to go into work early or I have a super early vacation flight, I set multiple alarms on my iPhone.

    A few weeks ago, I had to catch a bus to get to work on a Saturday and I had to leave the house by 6:25, well, I woke up at 6:09 and started freaking out wondering why my alarm didn’t go off…well, I turned on my “weekday” alarm for 5:30 which never went OFF because it was SATURDAY!!! I basically had a heart attack and rushed out the door!

  • meg m

    i overslept the other day and now I have to check my alarm a million times!
    and the phone thing. totally get it. I panic a little if it does and I’m in the middle of a drive or somewhere that I don’t have a charger right away.
    thanks for linking up!

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