Barista, South Grand Coffee House
"A month ago when my daughter decided to open the door by herself and go up the steps -- she's two. While I went to get her sippy cup, she stood on her toy, unlocked the latch and opened the door. I came back, saw the door open, and I'm calling, 'Zoe! Zoe!' She'd gone all the way up to the third-floor landing, up the steps by herself. That freaked me out!"
Reginald Ray Savage
Choreographer/Instructor, Oakland (California) School of the Arts
"I'm not easily freaked out. I'm a fan of Mae West, and I love her quote: 'Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.' I feel that nothing about human experience should be shocking. That's the creed I live by, so I've learned to accept people as opposed to judge them. So what can be shocking about someone doing their thing?"
"It was last year, but I wasn't unhappy about it. I was delighted! I went to the Sade concert at the Savvis [Center], and when I came out there were all these lights in my face and people talking to me. And then, a couple weeks later, a friend called to say that he'd seen me on Sade's DVD. So I got the DVD and there I am, three different times, talking about her wonderful career. Now I tell everyone I'm traveling all over the world with Sade."
"Recently, when I found out my wife had started smoking cigarettes. After two years of not smoking, she decided she wanted to smoke again. It freaked me out because I said I would never marry anybody who smoked. It's a disgusting habit and, you know, you have your beliefs and you feel betrayed when somebody does that to you."
Bartender, The Crossing
"It totally freaked me out a while back when I found out that Liv Tyler was actually Steven Tyler's daughter. I mean, they're total opposites. I'm amazed how someone that pretty could come from him. She's perfect and he's hideous; go figure."
"It was a couple weeks ago when I caught my boyfriend wearing my clothes and my heels. We live together and I came home unexpectedly. He was standing at the mirror and he had on my fishnet stockings and a tight black dress. Yeah, and I was very freaked out -- we both were freaked out."