Why People Turned It Off

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I thought this amusing so I am sharing it. I was talking over the telephone to another Y2K'er, and I aksed her if she had seen the NBC movie? She said, "I had started to, but turned it off quick, because I was afraid if it showed planes falling out the sky my (unpleasant) sister wouldn't fly home this morning."

-- Paula (chowbabe@pacbell.net), November 22, 1999


A few years ago a fellow I work with was going to Washington state and he and his wife were disagreeing what the mode of transportation should be. He wanted to fly and she, being terrified of flying, insisted on the train. As luck would have it, there was a photo of a large death trainwreck in the paper so I (cynically) suggested he show it to her. He did and she was NOT amused to say the least. But us guys at work were.

-- JB (noway@jose.com), November 22, 1999.

There are some in the psychiatric and psychological professions who have begun to use virtual reality to treat people with little fetish fears such as that. They stand tottering, shaking, and trying to keep their balance in the middle of the office floor on the virtual reality bridge with much coaching going on in the background.

-- Paula (chowbabe@pacbell.net), November 22, 1999.

I just got sleepy at 10:15 and fell asleep in my easy chair. I usually like disaster movies but this was not even a good B movie.

-- Rod (rspain@webcombo.net), November 22, 1999.

Hey Paula, are men in cars still following you as you drive to Walmart?

-- Spidey (in@jam.mom), November 23, 1999.

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