The one about the screaming trees that could feel pain. Argh!
I'd forgotten about both of those. I won't be able to sleep tonight now.
What about the one where you drove through a mist to a village where everyone was zombie-fied and had bad teeth and you couldn't get out. At the end, they managed to escape and stopped a police car to ask for help and the policeman smiled and he had bad teeth... My mum thought it was funny but I was afraid to go to bed.
I'm a total scardey cat. I went to the cinema to see a horror film a few years ago and ended up sitting with my jacket over my head 'cos I didn't want to look.
I don't believe in ghosts but films about them scare the crap out of me. I'm scared of the dark unless I manage to pull myself together. It's an effort.
A good way to not offend people is to say something like 'I'm just getting off at the next stop anyway' and that way they don't automatically assume you're calling them old/fat/feeble/whatever and get all snippy about it. Similarly if offered a seat and declining, I'll usually say the same thing so as not to sound rude...
But what if you're not getting off at the next stop?
I once congratulated a woman on her pregnancy and she was just fat. Another time I steadfastly refused to acknowledge the obvious pregnancy of another woman and was then accused of being rude for not congratulating her.