What are you afraid of?

Asked by Jane Belanger

March 3, 2010

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Kelly Ryan

From Carmel Valley (Census Taker)

I don’t know; that’s a tough one. I’m not afraid of snakes or spiders or anything like that. I guess I would have to say I’m afraid of getting my heart broken.

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Kendra De Coste

From North Park (Marketing Specialist)

Men that would break into my house at night when I’m out of town. I’m a really big scaredy cat! Before I had dogs, when I lived alone, any little noise and I would be, like, “Ahh!” Condos out here have outside entrances. Back East I lived in a condo where there’s one main entrance and there’s a person there; then you’ve got to go up an elevator to get to a floor, then you’ve got your whole floor, then your front door’s locked and you’ve got your deadbolt. I don’t think I ever slept more soundly when I knew they had to get through, like, three doors. It’s just the safety of being secure and knowing no one can come and get to you. It’s never happened…it’s not like I’ve had traumatic experiences or anything.

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Desiree Hernandez

From Temecula (Apple Specialist)

Caves. I like bats — I went to Puerto Rico and went to bat caves. I really wanted to go, but I had an anxiety attack where I would start walking in and just started crying. I freaked out. I can’t go in the caves! I wanted to go and I tried going in, but I would just automatically start crying. I don’t know why because I totally wanted to go in it. It’s, like, once in a lifetime to go in a cave in Puerto Rico, and I couldn’t even go in. I’ve never felt like that, ever. Even my little sister, who was probably, like, three years old, could go in the cave. I think I just had an anxiety attack or something. My mind was so scared.

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Keith Berkley

From South Park (Owner, Berkley Construction)

Besides running around a table on a newly waxed floor with socks on and wolves chasing me? I’m afraid of [Chargers kicker] Nate Kaeding having to make a 40-yard field goal when my kids’ lives are on the line, because they would die.

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Mike Sauer

From Point Loma (Free Diver)

I’m afraid of jalapeños and unicorns — double-horned unicorns, they’re called “twonicorns.” Those are evil, like a beluga whale. They scare the shit out of me. Also, getting hit by a clown car at the circus and eating explosive deer meat.

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Howard Blackson

From South Park (Consultant)

I’m afraid of revolution right now with this partisan bullshit that’s going on. We’re so close to revolution, it’s unbelievable and I’m afraid of it. I’m afraid of really bad court justices. I’m afraid of the people that are in power right now in San Diego. They’re making bad decisions. Bigger convention center, bigger stadium, bigger Jack in the Box, bigger everything. Let’s just go smaller for once!


Rocket_J_Squirrel March 3, 2010 @ 1:38 p.m.

Bullwinkle is afraid of eye teeth, nose hairs, dust bunnies, pants rabbits (crab lice), spot remover (he loves dogs), tongue depressors (he hates sad tongues, too), cheese whiz ("it's not THAT smart" he says), Styrofoam (just like "Bolt"), crab cakes ("grumpy people shouldn't get treats"), grumpy people, hair dye (It's SO SAD!"), and suspenders.


CuddleFish March 3, 2010 @ 2:38 p.m.

Interesting question, Jane.

To name one fear, when I was a kid, I had a terrible fear of the Museum of Natural History, even had nightmares that I was trapped in the Museum after closing.


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