Things That Scare The Chocolate Out of Me

Posted Oct 6 2011, 2:52 am in , , , , , ,

Yeah, yeah, I know that saying is ‘scare the crap out of me’ but chocolate is a much nicer visual, yes?


Well, here we are in October again. Another year is just about over. As we get closer to Halloween, I thought it might be fun to talk about scares. Not the tragic ones that come with 3 AM phone calls about something bad… I mean the scares, the things that raise the hair on our necks, the goose bumps on our skin, and the beat of our hearts.

  1. Loud Noises – I am a jolter. A car back fires. A coworker sneezes. A dish falls. A firecracker explodes. Any sudden noise makes me launch off my seat into orbit. Sadly, it typically ends with some muscle pulled and then I’m on pain killers for a week.
  2. Ghost Stories – I have a LOVE/HATE relationship with a good ghost story. There’s an old movie called The Entity with Barbara Hershey that FREAKED ME OUT. Paranormal Activity was decent, too, though I have not seen the sequel.
  3. Spiders.
  4. Sea food. I’m not kidding, I can’t look at anything with claws or suction cups. Sushi? No way. Calamari, scungilli? I’m out the door. Long running joke in my world: “Patty only eats fish that says Starkist or Pepperidge Farm on the label.”
  5. and as of today – Elevators. My office building is in the middle of an elevator renovation. I stepped into one beside one currently being serviced. ¬†That’s why I wasn’t immediately concerned when I heard it groan like a cheap hooker. But when it lurched sideways, knocking me into the wall, I am not ashamed to tell you I cried for Mommy.
  6. Stairs – which is kind of ironic, given my newly discovered issue with elevators. But, yes, I am deathly frightened of stairs with open backs. If I can see through as I climb, I feel like I will fall through.
  7. No chocolate. Like EVER. Twice in my life, a doctor has told me to stop eating chocolate – once for migraines and again for pre-diabetes. The migraine threat did not stop me. But the pre-diabetes? That stopped me. I’ve gone from chocolate every day to chocolate once a week or so, depending on what’s going on. But whenever I think of never, ever, eating another piece of the luscious dark stuff again, I lose the will to live.
  8. Steve Buscemi – I have no idea why.
What scares you? Come on, spill! I showed you mine, now show me yours. 



4 responses to “Things That Scare The Chocolate Out of Me”

  1. Bridges

    Someone knocking on my window when it’s late and I’m downstairs alone

    The dark


    My honey creeping up behind me (he does this a lot)

    And , like you, I startle easily.

  2. Linda G. says:

    I’m with you on the chocolate ban — I live in terror of being told I can’t eat it anymore. And I hear ya about Buscemi. I think it’s something to do with his eyes.

    Added to my list:are those flyover freeway things — you know, the ones that curve, and are stacked on top of each other? I’m always sure my car will go right over the edge. *shudders*

  3. abby says:

    i startle VERY easily, so a lot scares me, even when people aren’t trying to.

    also: the dark, ghosts, witches, robbers, loud noises, being alone at night…

  4. Jeannie Moon says:

    Let’s see…spiders, snakes and fire. Fire is the biggie for me. I can’t even light a match.