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Are you afraid of public speaking?

Response Percent Votes
It’s not fun, but I wouldn’t say I’m afraid of it
38% 259
I don’t mind it at all
33% 224
Incredibly — it’s one of my worst fears
28% 193
Total 676


ralphralph 6 years, 1 month ago

We lurkers fear face-to-face much more than a podium. True?

Flap Doodle 6 years, 1 month ago

Public speaking is not as disturbing as that dream where I show up at a party dressed as a pelican and toting a bucket of smelt only to discover that it wasn't a costume party after all.

Bill Lee 6 years, 1 month ago

Snap, it's nice to see that someone else knows of smelt. Tasty fish, but hard to find in Lawrence.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 1 month ago

I'm still waiting for smelt_on_demand dot com to start home delivery.

riverdrifter 6 years, 1 month ago

Ain't gonna happen, Snap. Only time I ever gottem was to dip them out a river (really a creek) that flowed into Lake Superior during the spawning run in March. In the middle of the night. Hardly worth it.

woodscolt 6 years, 1 month ago

depends on who's speaking, however there is that constitutional thing about public speaking so it doesn't really matter, does it.

RoeDapple 6 years, 1 month ago

public's peaking? ain't there laws against that?

Boosh 6 years, 1 month ago

Good thing you got that L in public :)

del888 6 years, 1 month ago

I am definetly afraid of public speaking - especially when the speaking comes from a politician.

purplesage 6 years, 1 month ago

Smelt! They are a smelly fish - especially after several days worth of sitting in the trunk of my Hillman in the Arizona sun. We'd gone pike fishing at Lake Mary (it was being drained and there was no limit - not that we caught any). Anyhow, a sack of frozen smelt from the El Rancho got lost in the trunk. I was driving with the windows down, dreading the stop signs. Finally found a bag of rotten fish between the vertical part of the back seat and the floor of the trunk. Wheweey.

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