Thursday, March 12, 2009

EVER BEEN SCARED?

I post on the V-Formation blog as well as on this blog and today was my day to post. (Actually I posted last night since I knew I'd be short on time today.) Go over there and read my blog, then come back here and tell me of a time when you were scared--or leave a comment there sharing a scary experience you had and I'll include your comment in my contest for my first half of March contest. If you've already entered, this is a chance to get an additional chance at winning.

4 comments:

Amy Btw M said...

Ooh, I used to work at the airport driving around on the tarmac. Let me tell ya, that was the biggest safety push - don't drive behind a plane when it's engines are on. They actually showed us a video in training of a plane engine literally blowing a truck to pieces.

Anyway, I am always scared driving in snow. I think that fear has heightened since I had a narrow miss of death driving in a blizzard. What happened is a car was tailing me pretty close (in a blizzard - come on people!), so I was nervous and going too fast. I didn't want to put on my brakes for fear that the car would hit me, but then my exit came and I wasn't going slow enough. So when I tried to brake in the turn lane my car did a half donut. I was facing the on-coming traffic. One car luckily changed lanes and swerved around me, and there was a semi in the other lane. I just had to quickly drive onto the median and turn around to get onto my street. I have never been so scared in my life, and since I am very nervous to drive in the snow.

Sorry if that was really long.
The other times of great fear is when my child has run into the street and I didn't think the cars were going to see him in time to stop. I am ever so grateful that they did stop.

Taffy said...

Three of us high schoolers were driving to Yellowstone for a long weekend. I asleep in the back when the car started fishtailing in gravel. My friend stomped on her brakes which made it worse and we started spinning. On a narrow road. In the canyon. The car went over the edge of the road and we rolled down the hill 5-6 times before landing upright. Amazingly, none of us were injured except for a few scrapes and bruises...

Crystal said...

Ironically, my scariest moment is almost exactly what Amy said in her post...(and I didn't even read her post until after I'd written mine!)

When I was 6 years old, my family was on a trip (I have no idea what city) and we stopped at a McDonalds. After we ate, the 6 of us kids were playing tag on the playground. It was one of those old wooden playgrounds and it had a barrel you could crawl in. I crawled into the barrel and remember being so proud of myself for finding a place where they wouldn't get me. I didn't feel like I was in there for very long, but I guess I was because the next thing I knew I was looking out the barrel and I saw our van at the red light. My family had left me! I was terrified. I hadn't been taught what to do if left behind (or maybe I had been and had forgotten in the moment), so in a panic I went running after them. They were no longer parked at the intersection, though; they had gone on through the light and I plowed on straight across the intersection. I have absolutely no recollection of actually running across the intersection (a busy one, too, I've been told), but I remember quite vividly running through the median after our van (that was a good ways away by now) and the yellow VW bug that slammed on its breaks and the woman who got out and held me while my parents (who had realized I was not with them due to a prompting my dad had received)turned around and came back to get me. It was scary at the time, but it is more scary to me now as I imagine my 6 year-old niece or nephew doing something similar. On the way home that day my family sang "Families Can Be Together Forever" and every time I sing that song (21 years later)I still think about that day.

Jennie said...

Amy, Taffy, Crystal, your stories really impressed me. All three of your stories involved cars and reminded me of a scary drive in the fog and of a time when my brakes failed when I was going too fast to make a turn onto a bridge across the Snake River and came within inches of going into the river. Thanks for sharing your experiences.