Thursday, May 16, 2019

Your Turn

Scariest thing you ever willingly volunteered to do. 

48 comments:

sandybrook said...

Not a volunteer.

Troy Dyer said...

Volunteered to take my four year old niece to the bathroom where she proceeded to take the biggest and stinkiest shit and I spent most of the time in the family stall dry heaving into the sink. Confirmed I have no desire for kids

Tuesdi said...

Jumped off the 10 meter diving board in college at the pool. NEVER EVER again. Doesn't sound like much, but it is.

JaneEyreApparent said...

Spoke in front of 350-400 people.

Flashy Vic said...

+1 Sandy.

I come from a family with previous generations with lots of military experience and one thing I gleaned pretty early on is NEVER volunteer.

Though ironically all those family members who served the Crown did so of their own accord.

Rosie riveter said...

I got my brand new foster license and immediately accepted placements for two toddlers. A single mom, with a full time career.
It was, to date, the scariest thing ive ever done

Farmgirl said...

Ask for a divorce

Do Tell said...

When I was a freshman in college, our dorms were a converted apartment building and we lived on the fifteenth floor. One morning, we couldn't leave the apartment to go to class because the front door had swollen shut from humidity or whatever. It would not budge. This was pre-cellphone days, and coincidentally, we were having problems with our landline also.

So I leaned way out the 15th floor window with my roommates hanging onto my legs, and yelled for assistance. Managed to get the attention of our friend who was on his way out, and he got help.

Tricia13 said...

A couple years ago I would’ve said-comment here lol.
But cliff diving in Nice and into shark 🦈 infested Gulf of Mexico waters at high noon after fishing 🎣 isn’t sound,either...

John the peon said...

Close quarters, while loading an adult bull.

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

I climbed up on this rock in Boulder. In my mind I don't have a fear of heights but when I am high up my fear doesn't care about what my mind thinks.

I did purposefully calm myself and there's a picture of me with a smile of sorts after I overcame enough of the fear to to try and climb down.

Sagan said...

Was blindsided (last possible minute) to travel cross country and fill in for the senior project leader to witness a launch (good thing) but had to then give the post-launch JPL scientific media presser and Q & A. (I knew the details, but nervous because of the brainiac crowd)

I remember a team member rushing in to the conference room with a tube of Vaseline before I was introduced. I had no idea what to do with it until a reporter told me to rub a gob of it on my teeth to keep my lips from sticking to them from dry mouth/speaking so much.

Nosey Parker said...

May I tell about the scariest thing I've watched someone else do? Can you imagine walking a slackline (like a tight rope) high above Yosemite Valley WITHOUT a safety leash to catch you! One wrong step and you fall to your death! This isn't the guy I watched, but this 2 min video will show you what I saw...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN8VCzaPXO0

Tricia13 said...

😢

Todd said...

Got married!

BoriBori said...

Protesting/marching in my country.

Max Power said...

GOT MARRIED. Thankfully, it didn't take.

Thorne said...

Canvassed for Democratic candidates in the deep south where everyone is armed and dying to stand their ground. One wrong door and it could have been the end.

DavidHowesCREBroker said...

Right out of High School, I volunteered to join the US ARMY.

Immediately, I regretted it!

But I spent the next three years tolerating it.

Never again.

C’est Vrai said...

Every single one of my exes lol

Brayson87 said...

Nothing I can say on here ;)

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Meredith said...

A bee was in my sister's hair, and she was freaking out, so I took one for the team and stuck my hands in. Not a big risk taker in general

Meredith said...

Or I guess whitewater rafting or zip-lining.

AbbyRock said...

@Thorne because Chicago, NYC, and Detroit are safe? You're an ass. I've been all over the country. The most racist comments I ever heard were in Boston!

Astra Worthington said...

Beheaded a snake with a garden hoe. It wasn’t really a volunteer thing but a necessity because it was in the garage and headed in the wrong direction and out of my husband’s striking range. All of my snake killing adventures have been necessary but not really voluntary. I am fine with them as long as they are not in my house or garages and am willing to live and let live. They can have the entirety of nature, except my house/garage. Anyone that has a problem with this, post your address and I’ll send them all to you with gratitude.

Freckles said...

Running into our burning house to get my mom when I was 13

BrambleWitch said...

Chemotherapy

Randaleese said...

Chemo.. and skydiving. Did the skydiving after diagnosed with cancer.. survived the skydiving.. still going through chemo. It SUCKS.
Fell yesterday.. weak.. broke my left humerus.. a wonderful side effect of chemo. Weakness, easily pass out.. my bones are brittle from the crap. About ready to say ENOUGH!

The Disaffected Cynic said...

Probably being here, man.

@ BrambleWitch you're a CHAMPION!

Aquagirl said...

I walked across fire. All went okay.

Miss_proper said...

Being a surrogate.

Aquagirl said...

Randaleese: Sending you prayers 🙏🏻.

Aquagirl said...

Miss_proper: WOW!

Scandi Sanskrit said...

Hands down commenting on this site. No just kidding LOL.

I can think of something but I can’t say I “volunteered” (as I was catfished/tricked into it) but I did choose to stay instead of just leave and that was my choice (although it was also because I was fed lies that gave me hope & made me stay).

Scarier than having tumour surgery, scarier than when I got attacked/almost strangled to death from behind, scarier than some of the more violent experiences in my life.

PS: Enty I’m so sorry for the Indonesian IP hits from me, I noticed there have been tons of Indonesian SPAM bots that detected that. I try to use VPN every morning but sometimes it switches off. Sorry Enty. 🥓

Scandi Sanskrit said...

💛

Scandi Sanskrit said...

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Scandi Sanskrit said...

LIterally?

But why? Was it for a ritual?

rabbit said...

On a date, climbing the fire escape outside a building so we could visit his friend running the projector in a movie house.

Vita said...

Randaleese-- Hang in there! Sending tons of prayers

Lots of courageous stuff here! Wow!😍

Aquagirl said...

@Scandi: It was something I was invited to do & I found it intriguing so I did it. Idk if that still counts as ‘volunteering’, but I guess it does because several people changed their minds & didn’t do it. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a ‘ritual’; I actually met someone thru yoga who
invited me. The first part is that you build a fire together and chant to create a spirit of community. Then you just focus, walk across the fire, (one at a time) and that’s it. The main thing is the focus. (As, in, I’m here, and I’m walking there, with no hesitation.) There was one woman who I have to admit, I never liked. She made a huge stage show out of it....had her husband waiting for her on the other side and just acted. She wound up with major burns on her feet (even though she’d done it many times before), because she was showing off and not focusing on the right thing. All I can tell you is that I woke up the next day with so much energy. It was quite an amazing experience.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

THat’s so cool! 🔥

I saw an episode of “CSI” (the original Vegas one) where somebody did that and wound up dead. Glad you survived it.

Hootspa said...

I accepted an out-of-the-blue request to teach technology to ninth-graders. A six-month gig. Offered on a Thursday. I accepted Friday. I was in the classroom Monday. I came home and cried. My legs ached from standing all day and I thought, "Oh my god, what have I gotten myself into?"

Unknown said...

smuggling a mentally slow teenager out of a terrorist shithole so his fanatic extremist brother couldn't strap explosives on him and send him off to blow himself up amongst innocent people

but that was only the second scariest thing, the scariest thing is watching people who are exactly like the fanatic extremist brother, being elected as democratic government officials, and the hordes of useful idiot sheeple who are supporting them

Unknown said...

" BoriBori said...
Protesting/marching in my country."

unless your country is North Korea or Iran, you can fuck right off snowflake

Unknown said...

and take fucking Thorne, the great survivor of super scary canvassing for Dems, with you

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BoriBori said...

I wonder what would we do if we didn't have them gringos telling us how to live our lives? So boring without your gringo stupidity for us to laugh at. Thank you for existing, you marvelous Americans freaks.

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