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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Amaterasu » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:13 am

I've realized that I'm terrified of being in someone's car without having been in with them before.

It started when my sister died in 2010 from a car accident. That went away after a few years, but came back recently when I had heard my friend died in a car accident. Though it turns out she did it on purpose in order to commit suicide, it has really brought back my fear of driving. I've been having a lot of dreams lately in which I am in a car accident and I often wake up before anything really happens. Most of the time I am going off the side of a cliff in them. Does anyone else have this problem?
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Radical_Yue » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:11 am

Didn't eat for 2 days due to nausea and vomiting. Managed to eat something small last night and ended up being woken by the urge to vomit at 2am. Sat there for about an hour wanting to throw up but nothing came out. Also, almost fell asleep and had my head fall in the toilet.


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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Pwolf » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:53 am

Amaterasu wrote:Does anyone else have this problem?


Not really the same but perhaps a bit similar. For me it's about control. If I'm a passenger, I don't have any control over the car. I used to be deathly afraid of driving because I had no control over the other drivers around me. When I was young, I was subjected to a fair amount of fender-benders as a passenger, always the other driver's fault. Just had to eventually accept that I can't control anything other than the car I'm driving. Now I actually quite enjoy driving. I'd rather drive than be a passenger because, again, it's a control thing. There are certain drivers, friends and family (mostly family actually), I hate being in a car with if they're driving. More so if I've never experienced someone's driving before. Usually I'll close my eyes and just try to relax myself. It's just another thing I need to eventually just accept I have no control over because, sometimes, I just don't feel like driving (or I can't).
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby JaddziaDax » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:09 pm

For me it's similar also. Very much like Pwolf's situation. I'm a terrified passenger no matter who is driving though. On top of it, I'm a horrid side-seat driver and I won't change that. If I see something you can bet I WILL tell you. I'd rather be known as annoying to drive with than end up in an accident. Being quiet about what I saw once lead to a bad accident. I won't let it happen again.

When it comes to "driving dreams"... mine tend to defy physics. Bridges that are vertical and stuff...
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Otohiko » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:11 pm

Pwolf wrote: More so if I've never experienced someone's driving before. Usually I'll close my eyes and just try to relax myself. It's just another thing I need to eventually just accept I have no control over because, sometimes, I just don't feel like driving (or I can't).


So what you're saying is that you thought I was probably gonna kill you a month ago at Tahoe? >__>

I've never really had the issue, actually what often annoys me is the opposite. Sometimes people I drive with seem to get overly-concerned about my driving (I mostly mean my parents actually, haha). I'm like "chill guys, I got this! I'm a good driver! Seriously!" Maybe it's because I've been a passenger most of my life, but the lack of control never bothered me. I did go through a stage back in the mid-2000s when I felt like I knew too much about airplanes, and flying on one bothered me because I was always restlessly trying to figure out what was going on with the plane. I'd be really anxious because I'd be paying attention to every small sound and every little turn the thing made. Later though, I learned even more about airplanes, and that awareness just became automatic and the anxiety went away.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Pwolf » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:42 pm

Otohiko wrote:So what you're saying is that you thought I was probably gonna kill you a month ago at Tahoe? >__>


Nah, you were fine. I just would've preferred driving :P But I knew how much you wanted to get experience so it was fine.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Amaterasu » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:54 am

Pwolf wrote:
Amaterasu wrote:Does anyone else have this problem?


Not really the same but perhaps a bit similar. For me it's about control. If I'm a passenger, I don't have any control over the car. I used to be deathly afraid of driving because I had no control over the other drivers around me. When I was young, I was subjected to a fair amount of fender-benders as a passenger, always the other driver's fault. Just had to eventually accept that I can't control anything other than the car I'm driving. Now I actually quite enjoy driving. I'd rather drive than be a passenger because, again, it's a control thing. There are certain drivers, friends and family (mostly family actually), I hate being in a car with if they're driving. More so if I've never experienced someone's driving before. Usually I'll close my eyes and just try to relax myself. It's just another thing I need to eventually just accept I have no control over because, sometimes, I just don't feel like driving (or I can't).


I sort of feel the same way myself. I think that if I were driving myself I'd feel better, but I have yet to get my license.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Miaka999 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:54 pm

Amaterasu, I have a similar problem. Right now I am in Peru till August 27, and I am the only one that uses a freakin seat belt. I don´t know whether it is a culture thing or something but seriously no one uses a seat belt and imagine a Volkswagon beetle car with 10 people in it...that is the way people drive here. Usually the cars are all crammed with people and babies in the front seat and no seat belt, on top of that driving at a high speed. Not only that....people here love driving motorcycles without helmets and again more than 3 passengers and infants. Am i terrified? yes I should be, since there is no respect for pedestrians too. >__<
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Ileia » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:24 am

Got some news this morning that one of my old high school friends passed away. Her and I used to be attached at the hip and when I moved we fell out of touch. It's kind of sobering to think that I'll never have a chance to get that relationship back.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Castor Troy » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:56 pm

Been fighting with my family a lot.

Mostly because they feel that I'm entitled to help them because they're family and I'm barely able to help myself right now.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Kimberly » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:43 am

Soo tired of people. Magical fairytale lands, where art thou?
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Pwolf » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:48 am

DON'T GO! THERE ARE PEOPLE THERE TOO!!!!
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Ileia » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:22 pm

There's always this beggar on a specific corner of my walk to work. Today, on my way back, he comes up to me and I assume he's going to ask for change. Nope, instead, he was going to stare at my chest, lick his lips, and ask for my number. Luckily, the light changed so I could decline and make a quick exit, but he was yelling at me when I was on the other side of the street. "I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN!" .....this is why I hate walking to work.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Ileia » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:48 am

Seems like I'm always posting in this thread......

I've got a job interview in an hour. Why is this in the vent? Because it's the fourth one in the past two weeks. The first got my hopes up after I did both phone and in-person interview, (she wanted to know exact times of day to call me back on a certain day, then never called). The second was a phone interview and we'd been corresponding via email for months, then they "hired" me but seemed fishy so I inquired and never got any more responses (which just confirmed those suspicions). The third did a phone interview then later sent an email wanting to set up an in-person interview. I sent an email agreeing, never got another response about when/where. After that, there were a few places I've called who took down my number, said they'd call, never did. My phone rang on Friday, I picked it up hoping it was one of those, but it was another place and they wanted to do a phone interview, then a subsequent face-to-face interview, so that's what I have this morning. I'm....not hopeful. The back and forth of being hopeful and defeated have beaten any sort of optimism out of me. Even outside of work stuff, life has just been shitting all over me this month and I fully expect it to continue to do so.
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Re: The Vent Thread

Postby BecauseImBored1 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:21 pm

Left for Otakon asked my brother to feed my bet mice Bleu and Brea and he agrees. Come home and there is no food in the cage. Instead Brea had survived by eating Bleu's face ;(
My brother must have feed them bath salts. ;(
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