Flying Anxiety

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  1. Care4all
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    when I worked for a living, my job required me to fly near every week....I was fine with it...

    but ever since the 9/11 hijackers, I have been afraid to fly....and I mean afraid to fly....

    I am going down to visit my folks in florida this sunday, and have been practicing my Kung Foo moves, just in case I need to take out a hijacker or two! :eek:
     
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    I scream at take off and when the wheels hit the pavement landing... It scares the hell out of everybody sitting around me but it relieves my anxiety about flying.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    I think I'll try that....
     
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    When I board, I press my thumbprint on the fuselage next to the door.
    It's a ritual I started after 9 of 11.

    But afraid to fly? Nah. It's fun as ever.
    I'm going to DC in March and finally wised up to pay an extra $10 for early boarding.
     
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    That's what I do on roller coasters...it helps that funny feeling in my tummy.:lol:
     
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    I fly a fair amount but I honestly don't like it. I don't like heights. Occasionally, it will freak me out, but I just recite to myself that flying is the safest form of travel, then say a silent prayer when I land.
     
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    :lol: Jeezus. Psycho..
     
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    It will be alright Care..... breathe and relax. :)
     
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    We flew before and after 9/11. One day we attended a business conference at San Francisco. We didn't know it, but the day we came home was the day London had a train bombed or something and civilians died. The guards made everybody open their purses. They told us to put liquids in one container and any sharp objects we might have in another. They said if I brought the small vial of Chanel No. 5 my husband gave me as a Christmas present or the sewing scissors my mother gave me as a graduation gift many years before, we would not be allowed to board our airplane.

    I was so sick about this, I decided if a half ounce bottle of perfume was large enough to house an ingredient that would assist somebody to blow up an airplane, it is not safe to fly.

    I told my kids the soonest time we can visit in an emergency is the distance we have to drive to get there, provided we are in good enough health to get there. Our visas have expired, and I am not renewing them.

    They took away my perfume.
     
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    Is Flying Anxiety as bad as Driving Miss Daisy?
     

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