Tag: fear

  • the man in the seat next to me

    Our flights to and from Sweden were fairly uneventful. Apart from one moment. Remember that this was only a matter of days since the Egypt Air plane crashed in the Mediterranean, possibly (probably?)┬ácaused by a bomb. We were seated in a row of three, and in the seat next to us was a man who…

  • fear

    What are you afraid of? What are your phobias? Some people have some debilitating phobias and some have phobias that, to those who don’t share it, seem a bit silly, although if you are a sufferer they are anything but silly. According to Wikipedia: Apparently ‘barophobia’ is a fear of gravity. How does that work…

  • Cars, lions and old hymns*

    Yesterday I had my car serviced and it had its annual MOT test. I always put my car in for those tests with a sense of nervousness and apprehension. Will there be something that has gone wrong that will cause the car to fail? Will it be expensive?** It is the fear of the unexpected…