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EEEK! What's the last thing that scared you enough to react with a scream or yell?

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8Just recently, I was scared and yelled out loud.
5I can't recall when this last happened to me.
2Today I was frightened enough by something to yelp.
2It's been a long time since I've jumped at something.
1I've never even been startled by something enough to react this way.
1It's scary how this creator never provides the right answers. [OTHER:]

Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 16-May-2017 12:32pm  
The other day my toddler was goofing around on the couch and fell in a way that scared me so that I gasped (not really a yell or scream, but close). He was fine, and my husband's imperiled laptop was fine, too.
posted 16-May-2017 1:45pm  
I saw a spider on the floor eeek it scared the crap out of me
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 16-May-2017 2:51pm  
I am really not one to scream or yell. I'm much more likely to freeze or jump than make a sound. However, I was recently preparing a new duvet cover for use. This involved cutting the unmentionables off the bottom with some scissors. They were particularly nasty ones and I came up with an excellent system whereby I didn't have to touch them and I could snip them off straight into a zip-lock bag ready to seal and then throw away.

Except they didn't all understand that was the plan... smiley:::poker face Some of them chose instead to go pinging through the air and then rain down upon me like vengeful demons from above. By the time the third or fourth had done this, I was in such a state of nervous horror that I'm pretty sure I did yelp when the next one went for me. I believe I called them a few choice words, giggled nervously, repressed the urge to vomit, and then banished them to the outside dustbin to await the bin men.

And then the duvet cover was the wrong blooming size for my bed...
posted 16-May-2017 3:09pm  
Usually in my dreams 2-3 times a week but never remember why
posted 17-May-2017 6:02am  
It's been a long, long time I screamed out of fear, but to my shame, I do know I screamed the last time I was on a roller coaster at what we call a Funfair in the UK way back in the 1980s. One thing is certain, I've not been back on one since that decade. For the most part though, sudden scares don't make me scream so much as propel me into some kind of action, like doing something about it, or making myself scarce.
posted 17-May-2017 8:56am  
I know it's happened, but I don't remember when or why.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 18-May-2017 6:39am  
I suspect I didn't exactly scream or yell, but last week I was at the post office checking my PO Box and the postal clerk--who is a totally great person but also has a rather booming voice--spoke to me through the wall to tell me she had a package for me (part of what makes her great is that she'll do stuff like this to save me a lot of trouble). I jumped in my shoes since I had no idea she was so close to me (just on the other side of the wall of boxes, less than 2 feet away from me). We did laugh about it a little later.
jen Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 28-May-2017 3:03pm  
almost never happens, but recently I was cleaning inside the enclosure of a ferrugenous hawk (which is enormous) and it decided to fly right at me.
I made a sound as I bolted to the side. glad no one saw!
posted 8-Jun-2017 2:35pm  
A snake of the front step of the house!
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 16-Jun-2017 7:44am  
Something child related perhaps...

A few months ago or so, I was caught up in the middle of a shooting at my bus stop. I had just gotten on the bus and sat down right across from the back doors. The shooter stood right in front of me and shot toward the benches. I threw myself on the floor and screamed several things, including "He has a gun!", "Get down!" and to the bus driver, "SHUT THE FUDGING DOORS AND GO!!!"

Turns out, it was a woman in a hoodie, and she was after someone specific. I've never heard anymore about the case since.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to they) posted 16-Jun-2017 5:39pm  
That sounds terrifying smiley:::frown
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Biggles) posted 16-Jun-2017 6:25pm  
> That sounds terrifying smiley:::frown

It was definitely an adrenaline-rush. I remember being more pissed at the driver for not driving away than anything. It really all happened so fast; I think the adrenaline rush happened before fear could hit.

The shooter's story was that she recognized the man sitting on the bench as being someone who molested her as a child. He was hospitalized, but presumably because of HIPAA laws (health privacy laws), there was never anymore released on him that I know of. I just looked up her court records. She is being charged with Attempted Murder and a few other things, but I guess that means he lived.
(reply to they) posted 18-Jun-2017 11:46pm  
"Ugh" to all of that. So sorry.
posted 15-Jul-2017 5:00pm  
I saw a freaking spider and I screamed so loud
posted 5-Aug-2017 2:57pm  
Can't say I ever screamed or yelled when some joker tried to scare me.
I may have jumped a bit then promptly punched them very hard saying,
"Oh sorry you startled me. Hope that don't too black and blue."
posted 7-Aug-2017 12:41am  
A cat at the shelter scratched me and I yelled "hey!" I had stepped on his tail smiley:::frown

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