The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside Anything

The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

By Irrational Fears, Shared With You 6.4k votes 488 voters 5.8k views 70 items tags f p @

List Criteria: Vote up the things you really wouldn't want to happen unexpectedly while you were running an errand.

Anxiety is harsh mistress. Actually it’s not even a mistress. That would imply that anxiety is sometimes nice to have around. Anxiety is more like a guy standing across the street from you with a baseball bat, pounding it into his palm and screaming at you. That is to say that even if you’re not gripped with terror at this exact moment, you know at some point that you’re going to be getting smashed over the head with a baseball bat made of stress. One of the largest causes of anxiety for anxious people is having to leave your home. Obviously you feel safe in your house or apartment – that’s where your bed and Netflix live, why would anything bad happen there? This list is all about the things outside your apartment. You guessed it, it’s the worst things that could happen if you go outside.

One of the major things that people who don’t live with anxiety don’t understand is that those of us who are dealing with anxiety, know that these fears are irrational. No one (that we know of at least) is hanging out at home saying to themselves, “thank goodness I’m afraid that someone is going to kidnap me, I really didn’t want to go to that party.” If we could create a graph of anxiety for someone who’s never felt it, it would be a giant 3D feedback loop of terror, shame, and sadness.

Vote up the worst things that you think can happen to you if you leave the house, aka things people with anxiety don't want, aka the worst things that could happen. And if you have an all new anxiety that we haven’t thought of, please add it to the list so we can have yet another reason to stay indoors.
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    I Will Have to Interact With S... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    I Will Have to Interact With Someone in an Unregulated Environment

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    I Could Be Murdered is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    I Could Be Murdered

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    Someone Might Be Watching Me is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    Someone Might Be Watching Me

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    Anyone Could Be a Rapist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    Anyone Could Be a Rapist

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    I'll Look Dumb in Front of... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    I'll Look Dumb in Front of EVERYONE

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    I Will Have to Be Alone in a C... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    I Will Have to Be Alone in a Crowd

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    I Could Get Hit By a Car is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    I Could Get Hit By a Car

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    I Won't Be Able to Go to t... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    I Won't Be Able to Go to the Bathroom

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    I Might Run Into a Co-Worker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    I Might Run Into a Co-Worker

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    What If I Drive by a Semi-Truc... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    What If I Drive by a Semi-Truck and It Has a Blow Out?

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    I Will Have a Panic Attack in ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    I Will Have a Panic Attack in Public

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    If I Drive Across a Bridge It&... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    If I Drive Across a Bridge It's Going to Collapse

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    Run Into Anyone You Know

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    People Are Going to Laugh at M... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    People Are Going to Laugh at Me

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    Someone Will Ask Me a Question... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    Someone Will Ask Me a Question That I Don't Know How to Answer

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    I'll Get Stuck in an Eleva... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    I'll Get Stuck in an Elevator

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    I Might Have to Go Inside to P... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    I Might Have to Go Inside to Pay for Gas Because the Kiosk Is Broken

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    The One Time I Go Outside Ther... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    The One Time I Go Outside There's Going to Be a Terrorist Attack

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    What If the Theft Detector Goe... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    What If the Theft Detector Goes Off When I Leave a Store Because I Forgot I Had Something in My Hand?

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    Get Randomly Attacked by a Stranger.

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    I'll Fall Through the Abys... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    I'll Fall Through the Abyss of a Sidewalk Grate

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    I'll Be Arrested for No Re... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    I'll Be Arrested for No Reason

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    See Your Pet Dog Getting Poisoned

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    Meet Former Enemies

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    Slip Down On Ice And/or Snow

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    Meet Your Moocher "friend" and Get Asked for Another Loan.

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    I Won't Be Able to Stop Sw... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    I Won't Be Able to Stop Sweating

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    Getting Mugged

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    Get Infected With With a Contagious Disease

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    What If I Get Lost and Can'... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

    What If I Get Lost and Can't Find My Way Home?

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    Learn That Another Old Acquaintance Has Died

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    Get Something Heavy Thrown to Your Head

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    Becoming "collateral Damage" to Another Person's Crime

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    Getting Sexual Propositions by a Drunken Stranger

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    Tornado is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

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    Tornado

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    I'll Get Bored

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    Your Pockets Been Picked

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    Pass Out in a Public Place

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    Get Caught in a Fireworks-related Accident.

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    Get Hit On the Face or Crotch by a Ball

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    I'm Going to Poop My Pants is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

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    I'm Going to Poop My Pants

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    Dog Attack

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    All the Above Are Over the Top and Stupid

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    Someone Will Pet My Dog Withou... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Things That Could Happen If You Go Outside

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    Someone Will Pet My Dog Without Asking

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    Someone Will Pet My Dog Without Asking

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    I Could Get Frostbite

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    Have Your Glasses Broken

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    Getting Stopped for Questioning, When You Have Forgotten Your Identity Card Home

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    Slip On the Sidewalk and Knock Your Head

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