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dontbesillyhenry Mon 21-Nov-16 17:10:52

At german market trip?
I know its ridiculous in theory and try to rationalise it but would anyone else feel this way? It's in germany btw

ThisIsStartingToBoreMe Mon 21-Nov-16 17:17:09

I refuse to let things like this worry me. You're more likely to die in a car crash traveling to the market than in a terrorist attack at the market.

When your time's up, your time's up. (Sorry, not helpful)

Leanback Mon 21-Nov-16 17:21:23

We can't live our lives in fear of these things. You probably regularly visit places which could be prime targets for terrorism (shopping centres etc). The chances of it happening are minuscule and are out of your control.

TheWitTank Mon 21-Nov-16 17:25:54

You just can't live your life worrying about things like that. As said above, the chances of being involved in a terrorist attack are very slim and out of your control entirely. If you thought too much about all the awful things that might happen living an everyday life, you would never leave the house. I do sympathise with you and understand as I am an anxious person though -I hope you can go and enjoy yourself.

DoYouRememberJustinBobby Mon 21-Nov-16 17:58:10

I can understand your fear but we can't stop going about our lives because of the actions of shit bags.
That said, I grew up in NI and have terrible anxiety surrounding the current style of terror acts. I have found having thought out plans really soothes my anxiety. If you think something like that might help you it is well worth reading up on it.

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EleanorRigby123 Mon 21-Nov-16 18:13:30


You are far more likely to die in a road traffic accident or develop terminal cancer than to be involved in a terrorist attack.

German Christmas markets are no more dangerous than other crowded places. Unlike UK crowded places they are patrolled by high profile, armed police which has a major deterrent effect.

German motorways though....

Wookiecookies Tue 22-Nov-16 13:05:23

Op, although I did initially think you might be, I actually dont think you are BU now, Sky news have just posted an article on fb warning of terror threats to european christmas markets. It might be worth a read.

Wookiecookies Tue 22-Nov-16 13:05:55

Link for you

Wookiecookies Tue 22-Nov-16 13:07:41

It is a general vigilence alert though, there doesnt seem to be a specific threat currently.

dontbesillyhenry Tue 22-Nov-16 15:01:10

I'm very worried after the news. I wouldn't be able to get any money back for cancelling now though would I?

c3pu Tue 22-Nov-16 15:52:58

Terrorists instilling fear (or terror, if you will) means they have won.

Therefore, YABU. Live your life!

CockacidalManiac Tue 22-Nov-16 15:54:27

You're at as much a risk attending any similar event in the U.K.
Of all your emotions, don't let Fear be the one in charge.

Sandy59 Tue 22-Nov-16 15:57:19

I saw a hypnotherapist last year because my fear of being in a terrorist attack was getting out of control, I was on the verge of panic attacks almost every night. It's helped me a lot so maybe worth thinking about?

Tropezienne Tue 22-Nov-16 15:59:14

Its not ridiculous at all OP. But you are more at risk from being sexually assaulted in Germany at the moment.

Graphista Tue 22-Nov-16 16:05:19

No feeling is ridiculous you're entitled to your feelings.

But yes it's highly unlikely to be an issue. I was an army 'dependant' for 30+ years including 2 runs in Germany, only been anywhere near a terrorist incident once and that was after being connected to army.

Germany is a fantastic country. Is it a Christmas market? They are AMAZING have a great time.

RainyAfternoon Tue 22-Nov-16 16:19:08

Poor you – it's awful when this type of anxiety gets out of control. Unfortunately it's part of our human condition to be more concerned about highly unlikely but terrifying events than the more likely mundane car crashes etc. I find I am often more scared of things when I am a long way from them. Once you are actually in the German market you might find your anxiety just disappears. Check out the number of markets that are around at this time of year - hundreds - each one must be visited by thousands of people. The bigger ones will be full of security anyway. The chance of something happening specifically to you is negligible.

Elendon Tue 22-Nov-16 16:29:53

I used to live in Norn Iron as a child and had our 5 bedroom detached family house's windows blown in twice (twas a lovely area).

The only terrorist attack I worried about when I moved to London was an attack on the tube sad.

I'm more worried about the effects of global warming. Syria wouldn't have happened if it hadn't experienced years of drought (which the Government did nothing about). The Arctic Ice sheet is in meltdown. Jakarta needs 40billion to save it from rising sea levels of 25cm per year! Each year people lose their lives to storms in this country.

Elendon Tue 22-Nov-16 16:32:06

Oh and have a lovely time at the Christmas markets. I'd love to go to a German market at this time of year one day.

BarbarianMum Tue 22-Nov-16 16:52:26

Why would you care about the money if you are genuinely worried that you may be attacked? Just stay home if it worries you. hmm

Tropezienne Tue 22-Nov-16 17:32:00

Syria wouldn't have happened if it hadn't experienced years of drought


DanielaMorris5 Thu 08-Dec-16 05:53:32

I suffered from fears like this when I used to watch TV news every day, that was a real hell. Now I don't watch it at all + try not to read news even in the web smile I started to feel waaay better, I am sure media is evel. I just try not to miss economic news ( as we're going to experience some crisis according to ), cos they influence my job much.

StealthPolarBear Thu 08-Dec-16 06:10:23

Trop that is acknowledged to be one of the causes

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Thu 08-Dec-16 06:15:46

If you stay home you have been beaten.. by a bunch of cowards.

Look at the numbers.
population of Germany and UK

Number of road deaths over past five years
Number of terrorist deaths over five years...

PeachBellini123 Thu 08-Dec-16 06:35:48

Barbarian mum - because avoiding things due to fear is no way to live your life. Chances are the OP will go, have a lovely time and come back with lots of happy memories.

The threat of a terriost attack is so small and unlikely.

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