Everyone: BUT WHAT ABOUT PIRATES?
Me: Actually, carjacking is more common than piracy at sea!
Everyone: OMG RLLY? BUT WHAT ABOUT SHARKS?
Me: Sharks aren't actually very interested in people; that's just a movie thing.
Everyone: BUT SAILING IS SO DANGEROUS!
Me: Actually, automobiles are way more dangerous. Are you worried about automobiles?
Everyone: * strained silence *
This is not unlike the conversations I had for the 25 years I lived in California with people who live in Central New York, where I grew up.
Them: AREN'T YOU WORRIED ABOUT EARTHQUAKES?
Me: Dooooood. WINTER?! You know you live in a place where you would die if you slept outdoors half the year, right? I'm sure way more people die in winter car crashes than earthquakes.
World: HOLD MY BEER: