20 Things That Aren’t Nearly As Scary As Their Reputation

Whether through pop culture, or friends and families over-dramatizing their own experiences, we expect a lot of the things we'll do in life to be truly awful.

Except that a lot of those experiences are actually less like slowly ripping a Band-Aid off and more like, well, not having a Band-Aid on at all.

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Entry by deathpod

Fixing my own kitchen sink did not result in a sitcom-esque water eruption. It took me longer to find a fixture that I liked than it did to install it

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Entry by John Sherwood

CRACKED0G ADDUSTOR ISURANO AND THE GENFROUS VERY waS ACCOUMODATING.

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Entry by PetHuman

I thought I'm going to suffer and live as a failed person, since I don't have a college degree. It turns out my parents didn't disown me. There are

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I expected And sure, I to be a rage was pretty monster crabby for when I quit a few days, smoking but it was cigarettes no more for than good. usual.

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKED When I was a child, I freaked out after my mother told me that everyone will get chicken pox at least once in a lifetime. From the pictures I

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I thought New York City would eat me alive. But it was very fun, the people were welcoming and the only eating that took place was me eating delicious

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Entry by Andrea Meno

I was afraid the first computer I built would blow up when I turned it on. /SLS But it worked perfectly smoothly. The instructions were so clear and t

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Entry by PookieJones

We'll need to operate on your spine are words no one wants to hear. Turns out, having an artificial disc implanted is routine surgery. I was out of

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20 Things That Aren’t Nearly As Scary As Their Reputation

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Entry by masta_X

0 always saw a stick-shift vehicle as something very cumbersome to driveo R13 5 4H 246 But nowadays, O'm a big fan and find the driving experience mor

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

I'd never imagine myself interacting with snakes... Until my friend needed me to take care of his pet snake for a week. That's when I realized pet sna

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IT WAS A ILITTLEEMBARASSING THE FIRST TIME 0 PUT ON MY TACO BELL WORKSHIRT. TACO BELL Drive Thru TACO DBELL CANTIN IT WOUNDUP BEING A REALLY FUN JOB.

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Entry by Lolly~

I was terrified for my first plane ride and expected the absolute worst. But it was actually really peaceful. I even fell asleep for part ofit.

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Entry by PetHuman

I feared the day that I would be stuck at home alone without an internet connection. And then it happened... Since I couldn't access the internet I di

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ODREADED THE DAYO WOULD HAVE TO FILE MY FIRST TAX RETURN Treasury the Additional of the Child Service C Tar Revenue Schedule Instry fit or SCHEDULEL B

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I always wanted to donate blood but I was terrified of it. When I finally found the courage to do it, I barely felt a thing. Bonus points for getting

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Moviesand' TV had me convincedthato my mother-in-law would beanevil, an overbearing, meddlingshrewb Instead, 0 got awoman who would greet me with a go

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Entry by PookieJones

I had to give a presentation in front of 150 or sO people. Yikes! Turns out, the bigger the audience, the less they pay attention. Knowing the P mater

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Entry by Andrea Meno

When I started going to the gym, I was terrified I'd be laughed at by everyone. But actually, everybody was pretty much just focused on their work plu

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Entry by Kevin King

Growing up watching TV and movies, the DMV was always depicted as being Hell on Earth. OF DEPAR IMENT MOTOR VEHICLES The first time I went, it was a c