You know that moment when you look at something, and you just *know* you shouldn’t, but you do anyway? And because you did and you wish you hadn’t, you immediately share it with your blogging partner so she can feel your pain, too. Because, let’s be honest here, that is *really* what friends are for.
My sister takes great pleasure in emailing me things that she knows will make me cry. Or scream out loud right at my computer. Articles about frogs being in someone’s salad on an airplane (as if there were not already enough reasons to skip the airplane meal). Or about an alligator showing up on a person’s porch in the beach town I am weeks away from visiting. You get the idea.
But what she sent me the other day was the worst one yet.
I should have known not to even bother clicking when her email said, “What could lead to your final moments on earth??? How scary is this?”
You know, sister of mine, PRETTY SCARY. Considering that the full blown anxiety attack I just had watching that almost led to my death, I think we can all be sure what the result of that actually happening to me would be.
So, of course, because I was shaking and rocking in the corner and needed someone else to really feel my pain, I sent it to Lisa.
Ashley’s email: 100%. Instant death. No doubt.
What I received in return was so awesome it had to be shared. Because every single word is so true and exactly how I felt.
Lisa’s reply: GODALMIGHTY that is the worst thing I’ve ever seen. I don’t even want to get in my car to go to pick up now. I would have died right there…totally freaked out and hit cars on both sides of me and died straight up. If I would have made it to the side of the road (unlikely), I wouldn’t have called the police. I would have just gotten out of the car and started running, abandoning my car completely. If I ever stopped screaming (unlikely) to make a phone call once I ran across the state Forrest Gump style, I wouldn’t even have my phone anyway because I’m not reaching for my purse before I get out of the car. Or my kids. They would be totally on their own.
Here is thing y’all. As mothers, our first instinct is always our children. Except apparently in the case of a snake wrapping itself around our legs as we are driving. Because we have both talked at length since we saw this about how honestly (and we aren’t even a tiny bit joking here) we would not have the presence of mind to save them in this scenario. Besides the fact that we are 100% sure we would crash our cars, we both said that even if somehow we managed not to our pure survival mode would kick in and we would run. With no regard to anything else.
And we are total non-runners.
Except in the case of snakes in our car.
Too bad we can’t use that as an exercise routine.
So tell us (assuming your heart has resumed beating after watching that video), is there something you are so afraid of that you would think of no one but yourself if you came across it in your car? Or in your life? Do you think you could stay as calm as this woman or would you have The Dose Girls reaction?