I actually used my hair dryer yesterday, for probably the 3rd time in the last year.
Poor Sydney kitty.
She was majorly freaked out. I turned the dryer off & held it out to her. It took a little while to get up the courage to do it, but she eventually got close enough to hit it. She wanted nothing else to do with it. She sat there, all poofy & fluffed up, hissing at the noisy monster who dared invade her house. She'd jump every so often and go start whacking my shoes, like they were the problem.