I had a strange, but not at all uncommon experience driving my car this afternoon.
I was stopped at the train-tracks today. I was second in line, and therefore saw the gates coming down. The car in front of me decided he didn’t want to wait and drove around the downed gates before the train came. And so I pulled up very close to the gate myself.
And as soon as I saw his car go I couldn’t stop thinking about his car being crushed, and then I couldn’t stop about my own being crushed.
I assume that isn’t uncommon. I think this is a common fantasy people have; same as the desire to jump from a high open location.