posted on Mar, 29 2007 @ 07:59 PM
I'm a total chicken. Let's start the list, shall we?
Vomit - no idea why. Can't be around someone who has been recently sick, it will start my heart beating rapidly and I freak out.
Mirrors in the dark - I guess I can chalk it up to the Bloody Mary superstitions... Or seeing all those horror movies where you see stuff in the
mirrors that you can't see in the room.
Visibly broken bones, eye injuries.
Using an unflushed toilet.
Dead fish - This is from working in a pet store where feeder fish and bettas persistently died, and I'd have to scoop them out of the water several
times daily. Dunno why it scares me, they just looked so... ugh.
Being bitten by small animals - Also spawns from the pet shop. We had Siberian hamsters that were not suitable for pets and even when I tried to talk
the families out of buying them... They insisted, and then I would be the one reaching into the cages to catch them and come out with a bloodied hand.
It got to the point where I made the customers go in and get their own damn hamsters. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love small animals, especially
guinea pigs, but that fear has even spread to them as well.
Bugs/spiders - freak. me. out. alive or dead. I used to have to catch and count crickets in little baggies at the pet shop for people who had
reptiles. This did not sit too well with me. A few weeks ago I had been running errands outside and it was a nice Spring day out. I had my hair up in
chopsticks. Went home, went to bed, woke up and got in the shower after my mom. At one point I looked down and there floating in the water was a dead
wasp. I freaked. Asked my mom if there was a wasp there when she took her shower... It HAD to have come out of my hair. I slept with a wasp in my
head. I also had a cicada fly into my hair and get stuck. Heart attack.
There are many more irrational phobias that I have... but I'll stop for now.