What's the Strangest Thing That Scares Your Dog?

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. Our dog Bailey's fears seem fairly rational: thunder, lightning, the vacuum cleaner. But we discovered a new one last weekend. The process of putting batteries in the Wii remote just terrifies her. I can't figure out why, exactly—I put batteries in other devices without incident, and the Wiimote itself does not interest or concern her. Our Ohio office dog Leo is completely freaked out by cameras. (A few minutes ago, I tried to sneak a shot of him playing in the snow; I nearly paid dearly for it. I'll find a new hiding spot and try again later.) What's the most inexplicable thing your dog (or cat or pygmy hippopotamus) is afraid of?

2. The woman seated beside me on my flight to Ohio was a model passenger. We said hello, we struck a non-verbal agreement to share the armrest, and we exchanged eye rolls when the third member of our row 17 triumvirate loudly whined about available overhead storage. Who's the most memorable person, good or bad, you've sat next to on an airplane?

3. In a few hours I'm going to find myself in an airport bookstore. I know I'll end up staring aimlessly at aisle after aisle. Anyone reading anything particularly good?

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!


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