Five Things That Scare the Hell Out of Me (Todd Harding)
It is no secret that I am not the manliest man in the World. Heck, I have lost my Guy Card more times than I can mention. At 51-years-old I shouldn't be scared of too much, but I am. I don't like scary movies, haunted, or dark alleys at night, but there are a few things that "scare the Hell out of me". I have come up with my top 5.
5. Driving on I-25
Driving on I-25 is scary for anyone. That is especially true for me since my accident. I rolled my truck while driving to work on January 25, 2017. I hit some black ice and the next thing I knew, I was waking up in a ambulance. Since then my fear of driving on the interstate has increased exponentially.
I have always had a fear of Sushi. Something about eating raw seafood doesn't appeal to me at all. Maybe it's because of the stories about people getting tapeworms from eating too much sushi. Honestly, the texture of raw fish just grosses me out and frankly, it scares me.
I have been scared of snakes since I was a little kid. I think it goes back to Sunday school and learning about the serpent in the Garden of Eden. I found a snake in our garden when I was young. I chopped it up with a hoe. I went at it so hard that I broke the hoe. My wife doesn't share the same fear. She will even hold a snake if given the chance. Meanwhile, I will be in a different room. Those things scare the Hell out of me.
I guess it's pretty natural to fear death. I think it is because none of us really know what happens after we die. I know death is part of the natural cycle of life, but it still frightens me. I have been taught to have faith since I was a little boy, but that really doesn't take my fear away. I am still terrified to die. Hard to believe it didn't make the top of my list.
1. Losing My Job
You would think after 30 successful years at the same job I would be pretty comfortable, but that is just not the case. I will be fired some day. It is not a matter of if, but when. It will happen. It always does in this business. One day I will be called up to the bosses office and he will say something like, "You boys have had a good run, but now we have decided to move in another direction." It will happen sooner than later and that scares the Hell out of me.