It's really funny because I am always upset by things that could harm my level of physical attractiveness. For instance, I recently was cooking french fries myself for the first time at my friend's house. I had never tried to cook the fries before and my father told me how to cook them. Anyway, he told me to buy this hot canola oil to cook them in and to just let it heat up. So I let it heat up and heat up and nothing happened: it didn't bubble or anything. However, I then turned up the temperature because it didn't look hot enough. However, it still didn't boil. I then turned up the temperature again, and still no boil. At this point, I got frustrated and asked my father what to do. He then told me that the water didn't start to boil or sizzle until you threw some french fries in. So I then threw some fries in and was kind of careless. The grease was so hot that when I threw the fries in, they turned jet black and went to charcoal within like 3 seconds of putting them in. Also, when I threw the fries a great deal of the grease came flying out and spilled out of the pot. The grease came VERY close to hitting my stomach and this terrified me.
My so/sp friend was with me at the time, and he said, "Wow, that grease was super hot". If that grease came into contact with your stomach, you would be in excruciating pain and would have to go to the hospital. That would hurt like hell." I knew this as well, and I wasn't fond of the idea. However, what really terrified me wasn't the fact that the grease would harm me so much, it was the fact that the grease would most likely have disfigured me. My stomach would have never looked the same if that grease hit me. My stomach would look burned and would have been terribly scarred. If that happened, then I would have felt in my mind that I could never be sexy ever again. This would have been enough to drive me absolutely off the deep end, and I may have even become a serious drug addict because of this or even have committed suicide. I am much more afraid of things harming my appearance than of them actually hurting me.