Describe the last time you were surprised by the intensity of a feeling you had about something, or were surprised at how strongly you reacted to something you thought wouldn’t be a big deal.
This is so embarrassing, I told you that I am a big fan of the soap opera General Hospital and I have many fond memories of watching it with my mother and my little sister growing up and even watching it with my grandmother when we would stay at her house.
There is a character on the soap who is insanely popular and her name is Robin Scorpio. She was introduced to the soap opera in the eighties as a six year old and she was an instant hit, she was so adorable, so precocious that I fell in love with her and over the years, her character developed into someone that I identified with, she rebelled against her parents when she felt that they were too strict, especially since she was a responsible student and she followed the rules, I empathized with her when she had her heart broken by unrequited love, I cheered for her when love won the day, I cheered for her when she followed her heart's dream and became a doctor.
Basically I grew up watching this character grow and evolve, becoming a great person within the world of General Hospital. That being said , I was completely caught off guard by how easily the tears came when Robin was "killed off" in General Hospital. Intellectually I knew it is a soap, it is a character, the actress is fine, Robin isn't my friend, she lives in t.v land or as I used to think when I was 4, in the little black box. Robin Scorpio was in the lab working on and completing a life saving serum for her good friend when the alarms went off due to a gas leak and her husband heard the alarm and was banging on the door trying to get her out, the doors were locked, they declared their eternal love for each other, tears are streaming down my face at this point, I am still hoping that she will escape and then BOOM she blows up in the lab and I boo-hooed. I was in shock, I am sitting there boo-hooing and I'm am telling myself, what is wrong with you, this is a soap opera, pull yourself together. I think that I cried for the entire week during the hours of 2 to 3 because everyone was devastated, Robin's husband, her mother, Anna, her uncle Mac, her father Robert and when her husband had to tell their little girl Emma, I lost it.
So yes this was an excellent example of how strongly I reacted to something that I thought wouldn't be a big deal. As I said in the first sentence, how embarrassing.