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Old 02-28-07, 09:29 AM
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What's something you were afraid to try, but turned out to be just fine

What was something you were scared to try, but once you did it, you thought, "That wasn't bad at all"? Perhaps you even enjoyed it.

List good experiences that happened when you ventured out of your comfort zone.
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- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What was something you were scared to try, but once you did it, you thought, "That wasn't bad at all"? Perhaps you even enjoyed it.
A triple root canal. Well, maybe I didn't enjoy it, but it wasn't too bad...
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Old 02-28-07, 10:50 AM
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Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane (parachuting),
running off the edge of a perfectly good cliff (hang-gliding),
jumping off a perfectly good bridge (bungee-jumping),
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- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
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Originally Posted by chipcom
Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane (parachuting),
blondes

+1 on both of those
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The menage a trois with Chipcom and Explody Pup had me terrified, but things turned out okay.
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Originally Posted by colorider View Post
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Originally Posted by jsharr
The menage a trois with Chipcom and Explody Pup had me terrified, but things turned out okay.
Yeah....but what do THEY say about the experience?
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They were disapointed. They like to try it again with you... More experienced.
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Originally Posted by KingTermite
Yeah....but what do THEY say about the experience?
jsharr just lays there, wimpering and sweating, while Pup's mind was not into it at all, he was more interested in pulling the wings off all the flies that were gathering.
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jsharr just lays there, wimpering and sweating, while Pup's mind was not into it at all, he was more interested in pulling the wings off all the flies that were gathering.
chip, sorry about the wimpering but when it got to the point where all you had on was the machine mask, i was scared to death.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Originally Posted by jsharr
chip, sorry about the wimpering but when it got to the point where all you had on was the machine mask, i was scared to death.
I thought it fit the Styx mood music.

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When I first got to Jr high school ,in the 7th grade, this kid picked on me from day one. He made my life miserable. I went out of my way to avoid the halls he was in because I would get punched. Teachers never did anything about it. This was 1980. He was in my science class and I would wait until class was about to start before I went in because if I went in with no teacher there I get harassed. He wasn't that much bigger than me, but he hung out with the burn out crowd and I was afraid what would happen if I hit him back. I was a skinny shy kid back then.
One day towards the end of the year, in science class, the teacher was called out of the room for some reason. He sits in the seat next to me and I hear some of the class starting to laugh because they know whats going to happen. He reaches over and takes my pen to see if I'll do anything. I stood up, punched him in the face and didn't stop punching him until a teacher in the next class pulled me off him. He was crying like a baby all the way down to the office and the whole class saw it. His friends never came after me and he never bothered me again.
That was one thing that I was afraid of, that I truly enjoyed.
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