I just got back home from a local convenience store to pick up a few items. There were tonnes of people there for some reason. I'm still nervous 20 minutes later. You see, sometimes being around crowds of people makes me feel strange. I shake nervously and my mind feels cloudy. This happens more than 50% of the time. Though, I'm usually ok interacting with small groups of people or individuals. This has been a problem for me for many years, and I really never give it much thought other chocking it up to me being a scared little boy. I googled "fear of people" and it produced the word "anthrophobia". Wow, this is actually viewed as a condition. I can't believe it. I found a site that had a free test on the subject. My results stated that I had a severe case. Wowee. All I know is that I hate feeling this way. Have any of you had this problem? If so, how have you dealt with it?
New Years Eve - I left my girlfriend's house and headed home. I saw the bright blue light pollution in the sky. I knew what it was instantly. It's roadblock time! Good times for all! I pull up to the officer, and the strobe lights are making me feel anxious. The cop asks me to produce my license and I comply.
- Have you had anything to drink tonight?
- No sir, I don't touch the stuff.
- Why are you so nervous?
- I don't know so, I have bad nerves I suppose.
- Bad nerves, huh? What are you sitting on over there?
- Excuse me sir?