I am a big wuss when it comes to scary movies. I have never understood how scaring the hell out oneself can be considered pleasurable? I don’t enjoy it.
I tense up.
My heart beats fast.
I feel like I can’t breathe.
My neck hurts, and I get a headache from being so tense.
How is that fun?
But my husband LOVES them. So one date night, a long, looong time ago… we compromised. I would watch a scary movie with him, only if he watched a chick flick with me.
Well, I couldn’t get through it. I freaked out and decided, “you go ahead and finished the movie, and I’ll go take a long hot shower to calm my nerves.”
I was afraid to be upstairs by myself but I didn’t want to admit it to him. I took a deep breath and started walking slowly. I could feel someone’s presence lurking in the shadows. I started imagining somebody following me.
My mind started playing tricks on me. I could feel evil breathing over me. Every corner in the house was an opportunity for someone to attack. I kept telling myself it was all in my mind. And my husband was there to protect me. I had nothing to worry about, right? And still, I couldn’t shake the feeling.
Once I was in the shower, that eerie feeling did NOT go away. In fact, it got worse. I felt someone staring at me, so I freaked out.
“Dammit, Norma, it’s all in your head. Stop it,” I thought to myself.
I had shampoo in my eyes, so I couldn’t open them for a bit to verify. Of course, that freaked me out even more. When I finally washed the shampoo out I opened my eyes, and there was a face (my husband… )staring at me in this evil looking stare. I screamed!
Then I started crying and crying and crying and I couldn’t stop. He felt so bad.
Sorta… in between his laughter he felt bad.
But he couldn’t stop laughing. The more he laughed the more I cried. The more I cried, the more he laughed. I finished my shower and got dressed. All the while I’m still bawling. Or like Oprah Winfrey calls it, I was “crying ugly”.
He’s only made me cry like that one other time which I will be writing about soon. But for now, have you ever played a prank on someone and it went horribly wrong? Or has someone played a joke on you and you didn’t take it very well? Please share your experiences here.