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In which situations do you need to be the most calm and yet always end up freaking out?

Asked by mazingerz88 (26469points) 1 month ago from iPhone

And why do you think it happens, you lose your cool?

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KNOWITALL's avatar

When it relates to my mother’s health. I’m her only child and my emotions tend to get the better of me. I just want to scoop her up, wrap her in bubble wrap and keep her safe.

mazingerz88's avatar

^^Funny. Reason I asked this question was last night’s depressing chat with my brother and pretty much related to what you just said. Hope your Mom is ok.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@mazingerz88 She went ER yesterday with blood clots in both legs and lungs AFTER her radiation treatment.

At least you have a brother to share it. I hope that situation improves for you as well. Hugs.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Lord @KNOWITALL. Keep us updated

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Misplacing my cellphone. It’s with in 20 feet in from me at all times.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Dutchess_III She just tested positive for the original Covid and got sent home to quarantine. See, that’s what happens when your immune system is shot from cancer treatments. :(

Nomore_lockout's avatar

Not much really. Other than when I get stuck in Austin traffic driving to work in the afternoon. Never had any road rage issues, but I sit in my car and cuss like a trooper. Doesn’t help and I know it doesn’t help, but it will reduce the stress a tad. Just rants like, It ain’t gonna turn purple you moron, or I hope the hell they pull your fuck tard ass over, or speed on dip shit, hell ain’t half damn full. Cant stand getting stuck in that traffic, running my A/C full blast, and taking 3 hours for what should be, at max, a one hour drive.

Dutchess_III's avatar

When my kids were little and I couldn’t find them.

filmfann's avatar

Heights. I tell myself to stay calm, then when I get up there I hear voices. Not good.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@Dutchess_III Oh hell yes, That used to put me into panic mode too. Most horrible feeling I can imagine. My wife used to call Old Daddy Goose. Maybe so, but there a lot of freakos in the world today.

gorillapaws's avatar

Making Eggs Benedict for brunch. Tepid hollandaise is basically like congealed snot, so you have to nail your timing.

janbb's avatar

Driving someplace and getting lost or thinking I will arrive too late.

@KNOWITALL Hoping for better for your Mom!

seawulf575's avatar

I haven’t found any time or event where I needed to be calm and freaked out. Usually, as things get really crazy, I get more and more calm and focused.

smudges's avatar

Same as @janbb! I hate getting lost on my way to an appt and worrying that I’ll be late. I always allow enough time, but sometimes just get turned around. My GPS works sometimes but sometimes not and Toyota wants around $150 just to diagnose the problem. Don’t like using my phone but will in a pinch.
Also, anything to do with the car – thinking I might have a flat on the interstate, running low on gas, etc. I talk to my car in those situations. ;)

JLeslie's avatar

Dealing with doctors when I am at an appointment for a chronic problem.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I don’t freak out – on the outside.
I might be screaming on the inside but outside I look cool and collected.
Certain ambulance calls would cause me to silently freak out. That made me work in a super efficient, calm manner.

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