By pussyOUT - 01/09/2009 06:30 - United States

Today, I was at an amusement park with my kids. When we were on the Ferris wheel, I discovered my fear of heights. I hyperventilated, screamed from our seat "LET ME OUT! OH GOD LET ME OUT!!" I also began crying hysterically. They stopped the ride for me to get off. I'm a 45 year old man. FML
I agree, your life sucks 44 154
You deserved it 16 047

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ferriswheel - 1 you - 0

How do you get to be 45 and not discover that you fear heights?

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You have a phobia. Phobia's are irrational. Must have been embarrassing as fuck though.

yea that's funny but the worst thing to happen on a ferris wheel is that on the first loop ur ex boyfriend re-asks u out when you have just gotten over him and moved onto someone else..... it can become a very long trip... especially after saying no and having no 1 else in the ferris wheel with u....:s

If they stopped it wouldn't that be worse because you're at the top for longer. Would it not be better if they sped it up

Agreed. Oh, and how does it take 45 years to figure out you're afraid of heights?

I'm soon 29 and got my fear of heights only few years ago. It isn't fun or laughing matter 'cause some people just can't stand high places.

I always see these height FMLs and never understand that either. I mean, at one point you'd think they've been up a two or three story building.

I have a fear of heights, too, but it only kicks in on unstable ground. I can be on top of a skyscraper without problems, even standing on a glass floor and looking down, but as soon as I climb a ladder.. Might be the same for the OP and the feeling of being unstable on a ferris wheel caused it. but on the other hand, my fear is just a bad feeling of "I have to get down NOW", not screeming and crying, so it may still be fake

Look on the bright side, dresses are figure-flattering.

But floral prints might attract butterflies. Butterflies!!! The horror!

Hahaha. So wear a little black dress, and Off for perfume. I'm sending you a box of butterflies for Christmas. :)

Today, a girl menaced me with a box of butterflies. I'm terrified of them even though I am a pro football player and have won three Super Bowls by myself. I fainted and bashed my head on my desk. Instead of seeing stars, I saw butterflies. I wet myself. FML.

Well that sounds fun! Taking advantage of others' fears is just delightful. I bet I could get anything I want out of people with threats of butterflies, spiders, and midgets. Luckily, I don't have any real phobias to exploit. Oh, except that one of guys with colorful pictures. *Gasp* *Faint*

LOL I have a friend who's afraid of butterflies...its HILARIOUS :) But we all love her anyway

Kate, I thought you were talking about me for a second... I hate butterflies. I'm fine seeing them fly around, but you better believe I get the major creeps when one lands on me. It luckily hasn't happened in a while, so I really can't see how I'd react now.

ferriswheel - 1 you - 0

How do you get to be 45 and not discover that you fear heights?

Yeah i don't get it either, so was that like your first time on a ferris wheel? Fyourkid'sL

That's what I was thinking. Possibly fake. Even if he's never been on a ferris wheel, roller coaster, or tower before, if the fear is quite that bad, he should have experienced at least a decent level of anxiety from other, not-as-high places.

New found fear of heights maybe? Or maybe it was just the situation, theres something very scarey about them amusement parks...

#36 - True, but then it wouldn't be a true "fear of heights". More like... fear of ferris wheels, as other posters described below. Sufferers of actual acrophobia usually can't even climb a ladder without at least a little anxiety. But, I guess I can't fault the OP for it. Whether he described it improperly, doesn't know, or has simply never been higher than 10 feet in the air his whole life. The symptoms sure do sound like a phobia though. #50-something: Good point, could be that.

damn ground dwellers

i agree!! where has he been all his life to not find out that he has a fear of heights!!

@56# I have proper acrophobia where anything higher than 5 ft terrifies me, its completely irrational but theres nothing I can do.. this guy probably has a new found fear of heights...

Such a great role modle for your kids :D

i feel like i kind of read this somewhere before, but oh well... #5 just took the words out of my mouth :)

You're a 45-year-old male -- that "man" label is in serious jeopardy.