Which one are you terrified by?
Ghosts. Gremlins. Vampires. These are all equally terrifying in their own right when you’re a child, but as you get older and older, you’ll find that these stories are indeed simply stories and can’t actually hurt you. However, there are many things that Millennials are absolutely petrified of these days – things that will make you pull the bedsheets up to your nose and sleep with one eye open. Prepare to be scared.
TV and Movie Spoilers
Picture yourself chatting to a co-worker and they absentmindedly bring up a plot point about last night’s Game of Thrones episode. Only… you haven’t got around to actually watching the episode yet! This is an all-too-common scenario in our world today, but something that we’ll have to live with. This epidemic is even worse on social media, as you’ll no doubt be swamped with status updates and memes all detailing the things you didn’t want to know just yet. Better to avoid technology altogether until you’ve watched the season if things like this exist.
Having a Bad Tinder Date
It should come as no surprise that there are many Reddit pages and blogs dedicated to detailing bad Tinder dates. Sure, the pictures look nice and you’ve had some good banter via the app, but when it comes to actually meeting face to face, well, let’s just say that it doesn’t always end in a satisfying way. For example, your date looks more like Shrek than Prince Charming, they get angry when you don’t jump into bed with them after meeting for 10 seconds, or they spend the entire date ignoring you and rattling off impressive things they’ve done.
Having Your Bank Account or Social Media Account Hacked
The feeling that a person has accessed something that is inherently yours is not a pleasant one. Identity theft and data hacking are hugely prevalent in our world today, and it appears as if Millennials are actually the worst demographic at practicing good online security habits (using an easy password, not having two-factor authentication, not shredding bank documents, etc.). Of course, hackers have become incredibly smart and sophisticated with their viruses and malware, so there’s only so much you can do, but to not even take advantage of this type of online protection is only asking for trouble.
Social Media Going Down For a Few Hours
The sky might as well have fallen when a social media platform goes down. No tweets, no status updates, and no selfies. You’ll have to do something else on your phone or laptop for a while. Of course, you could spend this time doing something else, but you’ll more than likely be refreshing the page every minute and thinking of an awesome tweet to post when Twitter does eventually come back.
Hearing the Doorbell Ring When You’re Not Expecting Anyone
This can be a chilling noise when you’re simply relaxing in your pajamas and don’t expect a visitor. “Am I in trouble?” “Is there a killer on the loose?” “Does my neighbor want that hammer back?” These days, Millennials all seem to communicate everything via a phone, so if you’ve made plans at your home and someone hasn’t announced that they’re outside your front door by text, then they’re obviously doing it wrong.