I will admit that I am probably close to the biggest worry wart on the planet. Maybe not THE worst but pretty damn close. I have the worst irrational fears. Like things that aren’t even possible make me stress and worry. It’s kind of ridiculous and sad at the same time. Let me give you some examples.
1. Purse flying out of jeep
My purse weighs probably somewhere close to 20 pounds (at least it feels that way!) and I have this irrational fear that it will just fly out of the jeep while I’m driving. I can barely lift it out of the jeep, but it could fly out no problem?!
2. Light bulbs bursting into flames
Sometimes I’ll leave a lamp on in my apartment. But then I’ll worry for the first couple hours away from home that the light bulb will just spontaneously burst into flames and burn the whole place down. Really?
3. Tea kettle overheating and frying
We have an electric tea kettle, which I love! But when I leave it plugged in I am always afraid that it will somehow switch on and boil away whatever water is left in it until it’s all gone and then it will just fry itself to death.
4. New electronics sparking in the outlet
This is definitely a weird one. I admit it. But whenever I get a new electronic thing I am afraid to leave it plugged in because what if it’s faulty and then sparks and then burns the whole place down? Of course I assume this would only happen once I leave the house. That could never happen while I’m there….
5. Dishwasher flooding my apartment
My dishwasher is from the 80s. It still works great, but it is SO loud! Like if I ever run it while I’m at home I can’t hear music or TV, it’s like I have to go sit in my bedroom or something. So I always start it once I’m on my way out. And I always think that I’m going to get a phone call from my landlord to tell me my apartment is flooding.
6. The ocean
Specifically the northern part of the west coast. It’s cold, there’s so much seaweed, and little crabs that bury themselves in the sand, and jellyfish. It’s just not fun. Now the Maui ocean is just fine! I could stay in that all day – as long as I can touch the ground! And I’m also just terrified of drowning. So there’s that too.
Apparently I am just afraid of my apartment spontaneously bursting into flames…or getting completely destroyed. Yikes.
What things do you guys find yourself worrying about that’s just slightly ridiculous??