The election of Donald Trump or Ted Cruz would qualify in my view.
Camden, New Jersey after dark.
Trust me, I've been there. It's like "Escape From New York" come to life.
The door on my mailbox!! Lots of bills and junk mail from companies hoping I'll buy something to add to my bills, I will not gather my mail for days on end. Or I will wait until late at night to open the gates of hell so as not to put a damper on my day!! (Except on my birthday and around Mother's Day!! ) )
(1) Having a somewhat precarious socioeconomic lifestyle.
(2) Working at a job just for the security & benefits, longing for the three factors of escape: breaks, lunchtime, & subsequently retirement.
(3) Being the oldest/older child of a large/very large family (need I say MORE). You oldest/older children of large/very large families KNOW EXACTLY what I am talking about(no need to go into details here).
(4) Being what someone else has ordained you to be instead of being yourself.
(5) Living a fearful life, never attempting to experience an even somewhat joyful life.
(6) Choosing comfort & security over risk, development, growth & ultimate evolvement as a human being.
(7) Pleasing others at the detriment of pleasing oneself.
(8) Dating & entering into a relationship w/someone you really don't feel comfortable with.
(9) Being in a VERY long line at Target on a Friday night (anytime).
(10) Going to a good department store & finding the clothing to be totally subpar.
(11) Being in a family with whom you have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in common yet having to make nice w/them at family gatherings.
(12) Entering into a career/profession at a parent's behest.
(13) Entering Colonial Park Post Office to pick up a package.
(14) Going to a high school reunion, knowing that your appearance has declined significantly over the years, hmmmmm.......
(15) Seeing that a classmate who came from poor background has become a phenomenal success while you simply.......HAVEN'T, oopsie.
(16) You have to move to a more downscale neighborhood.
(17) You, as a disfavored child, just don't seem to have any luck......oh well.
(18) When your apartment lights go out at night....
(19) Hunts Point, Bronx at anytime of the day &/or night.
(20) Any date w/Gabourey Sidibe.
(21) Bernie Sanders for president.
(22) The average blind date.
(23) Having to get out in frigid weather.
(24) Having to undergo dental implants.
(25) Having to undergo a root canal.
(26) Being placed in a nursing home, having to depend on someone for even the most minute thing.
(27) Going on a tourist destination which is considered to be third class.
(28) Being born to a dysfunctional family.
(29) Working in a serving or clerical capacity in any agency, company, or corporation.
(30)Growing up in a very crowded environment where there is NO privacy & always having to live out in the open.
(31) Going from upper middle class to lower middle, even working class.
(32) Striving & really not being as successful as one likes.
You'll probably delete my reply here (because I'm not really answering the question), but I can't say I've ever "considered" "Gates of Hell" at all. Maybe (now that someone else has mentioned it), I'd have to go with the "WalMart on Sunday" answer that someone else gave. In all seriousness, I'm not someone who is prone to either "dramatic thinking" or dark thinking. So, when it comes to any "Gates of Hell", I'd have to say that I'm very thankful to have so far (and knock-on-wood) been spared any first-hand experience with some of the "Hells" that are, or have ever been, out there in this world.
Yes, there are worse things out there than, say, WalMart before Christmas; but in a world where there has always been so many different "Hells" (over which there is no need for "dramatic thinking" or "darkness-prone thinking"), it's just kind of nice to pretend that the "horror show" that is WalMart on Sundays before Christmas is the biggest "Gates of Hell" problem we have.
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