I remember when my younger sister(rebel)
and I went driving down this narrow road.
I told her to be careful but she felt like
zooming like a Indianapolis 500 speedcar
and she was going 80 miles per hour.
There was a hill approaching us and I told
her to slow down. She told me to relax;
that she knew what she was doing.
Like the Meatloaf song, Like a bat out of
hell, a large van was coming straight for us.
My sister flipped out, jerked the steering
wheel hard to the right and we both
found ourselves in the car at a 60 degree
angle off the ground; a rocky ravine was
right in our face.
I told my sister to stay calm while I called
for a tow truck. If we slightly made a move
I was sure that we'd be done for.
Luckily we survived that harrowing ordeal
but I will always be leery of being in the
car with my wild sister.
I was crossing a street in a city and there was this speeding car nearly hit me by a hair....my elbow was bruised a bit, but i survived it....whew!!
Terrifying - just like out of a movie! I probably world have passed out just seeing that ravine in front of me. Glad you guys made it out okay. Hope your sister drives a little less crazy now :-)
I was in a large store shopping for a dress to wear to a wedding. There were millions of racks of dresses everywhere, as well as people. With me, I had my 3 year old son and 1 year old daughter (in a stroller). One second he was there - the next he was gone. I called his name and kept calling. He didn't answer. I was practically having a heart attack. I was at the point of having the manager shut the doors when all of a sudden he popped out from a rack of dresses. Needless to say, I was overjoyed and extremely relieved! We had a nice long talk after that ;-) Nothing scarier that the thought of my child missing. I used to think those child leashes were barbaric - not any more.
oh that is definitely true.....you must had a very big sigh of relief whne you saw him..
You have no idea! I envisioned every tv show I'd seen about something like this. I had been looking for about 5 minutes (an eternity believe it or not) before he popped out at me. I was ready to stop anyone headin out the door, check every child - I shudder just remembering it.
How about someone pointing a gun in your head and asking you your money.Lesson in life when your payday is on a thursday don't go at an ATM at midnight just be patient till the next day.That was the scariest day of my life
Toss-up between being shot and being hit by a dump truck..
The scariest moment of my life? When I faced my greatest phobia: the fear of heights. The situation placed me in a warehouse on the second floor where I was directed to walk out the window onto the fireplace landing. I was being filmed by a camera crew. It was there, in that awful moment of realization, I knew I MUST face this thing, once and for all. I stepped out onto the fireplace landing with the worst feeling of dread I'd ever known. I began to cry and pray as I slowly reached for the ladder. I was to climb to the top, not knowing how high it was. I could only guess. With my eyes clenched tight, I fought, screamed, cried, prayed, sang while I slowly climbed all six flights of the fire escape. It was the scariest moment of my life and lasted about 5 minutes. When I finally neared the top, I heard a voice say, "You're almost there..." I was so relieved! When I made it to the top, I lay flat on my stomach and couldn't move. They had to pull me off the landing I was so traumatized, but I did it!
When Lake Huron freezes in winter, an ice wall develops along the shore. The winter in question, the wall was about 4 feet high.
My brother and I found a break in the wall. It was pretty steep, but wide enough for a snowmobile to fit through .
One night we only had one machine, so he was towing me on a sled that we had made using hockey sticks as runners. We rode through the break and down onto the ice. About ten feet from our only way back to shore, the sled I was riding on broke through the ice.
My bro managed somehow (he is awesome) to keep the snowmobile on top of the broken ice. I held on for dear life. I'm sure it only took him a minute to get back on solid ice but for me time just stopped. The water was not deep enough that I would have drowned, but we would not have survived the cold water. There was no way to get back over the ice wall.
Knowing that I had been completely underwater, he found the next closest break in the wall to get me back on shore. The next closest was 1.5 miles away. This of course put us back on land, but - we were 1.5 miles from home. He was going as fast as he could to get me home, and I was yelling at him to slow down - the faster we went, the colder I was LOL.
Here is the lesson, winter people: a snowmobile will not break through weak ice as easily as a sled will. It is heavier, but it has much more surface contact to displace the weight.
We then retired the hockey-stick sled.
When my youngest was maybe 1-1/2 or 2 years old. We were on vacation at Sesame Street Place in Pennsylvania. All of the characters were doing their daily parade through the park. When I looked down, my son was GONE out of his stroller. A frantic 20 minutes and tons of security guards later, he was found in the middle of a group of kids clutching Cookie Monster's leg! Trust me, those 20 minutes felt like a lifetime.
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