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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:58 PM

Here's a new one - I am suddenly afraid of the parking garage at Macy's. [View all]

I had this experience Friday, and went back again today to see if I still had the same reaction. I did.

I work across the street from a big mall. Friday at lunch, I decided to check out Macy's and Nordstrom for brown or tan shirts. I usually park in the surface lot at Macy's, but it was really full, so I followed the line of traffic to the back parking garage.

When I pulled in, I got very tense, a feeling of apprehension and a "fight or flight" type adrenaline rush. And I felt pretty spooked the whole time I was in the mall. Not a basket case, but unsettled/uneasy.

Same reaction today, but I literally whistled my way through it and made myself calm down.

There isn't anything pe se unusual about it, it's just your run of the mill parking garage.

Ok, I know the answer why - this garage is very similar in appearance, layout, and orientation to the one I parked in for three weeks in September at the hospital. It was just too much memory for me.

But seriously, afraid of a parking garage? Well, I don't intend to let something that trivial get to me, or where will I be when the big stuff hits? In trouble.

So, if I have to go over there every day for a week to desensitize myself I will.

Weird, huh?

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Denninmi Jan 2013 OP
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