Post # 1
Let me tell you a story.
When I was a little girl I awoke at my fathers house (every other weekend dad) one evening only to hear the very distinct buzzing of bugs.
When I woke up, my mattress that was on the floor along with the whole room was swarming with lady bugs! They were everywhere. On my blankets, the windows, the floors, the air… It was like something out of a horror movie.
Ever since, I have been deathly afraid of them. I know they are sweet and supposed to promote good luck, but I hate them. I hate them with the passion of 100 burning Hells.
Now that I’m in my new house, it seems that they are everywhere… I’ll find one by my kitchen sink or on a window seal. I immediately clam up and run away. DH finds them darling and refuses to kill them. I want them all dead and the house burned down every time I see one.
So bee’s… what is one thing you just cannot stand? What is your irrational fear?
Post # 3
@lolita39: That would terrify me, hahah. I’m sorry.
As for my irrational fears, aliens and zombies. I can’t explain the zombie one very well, but when I was a youngster, my parents bought me a combined TV-VCR, and one day I went to watch The Brave Little Toaster, which we had taped off of TV.
Turns out my dad has also taped, half-way through The Brave Little Toaster, that fake FOX alien autopsy.
Post # 4
i have a really irrational fear – when im standing on the metro platform, i cant stand near the edge as im afraid a lunatic will push me under a train. never had a bad experience (though have obviously read the very rare cases where this has happened) but my heart rate actually increases when the train comes in
Post # 5
Ewww! Well luckily lady bugs are like the most benign but out there to me!
I hate seaweed. Like the tall, billowly vegetation that grows in water. I cannot swin through it for the life of me. Touching it when it’s washed up shore is fine. It’s the sea monster is lurking in the weeds – going to suck you under fear.
Post # 6
Totally petrified of stepping on an escalator and those spinning door things – HATE DOING EITHER OF THOSE THINGS!
Post # 7
@MrsRevolutionize: Aliens totally freak me out too! I can’t handle aliens.
When I was around 5 or so my older sisters told me that E.T would come out of the closet and take me up to outer space and torture me. Needless to say I didn’t sleep for the next year and now hate all things alien!
Also, WHYYYYYYY!!?!! The brave little toaster?!!! Why?!! I can’t believe he did that! I bet you are scared for life! One second you see blankie crying and the next ALIEN GUtS!?! Unacceptable! lol
Post # 8
Euuugghhh. That’s awful. I am irrationally afraid of puke, anything puke related. I get nervous if I spend too much time around really really drunk people, if someone says their stomach hurts I’m like “HURTS HOW.” Just knowing someone else feels queasy will send me into a freak-out. I hate flying, not because I worry the plane will crash, but because I might see or hear someone get airsick and throw up. I do a little better now than I used to but it’s still a big trigger for my anxiety.
Post # 9
@newname_99: Well, that’s a new thing to think about… wow! I can totally see that being a fear!
@sienna76: lol! Seaweed! It is all slimy and gross! Do you know where you got the fear from?
@krstino1012: Are you afraid of your shoe lace getting caught or something?! DON’T go to Chicago! EVERY store has the spinny doors to help keep out the cold!!!
Post # 10
@Bebealways: oh wow! I laughed so loud at “HURTS HOW!!!” I can’t imagine that would go over well with some people! Are you afraid of all vomit or just people vomit? Because I know I cannot stand it when my dog vomits…it’s the noise… ick!
Post # 11
Irrational? Space. Not aliens, but actual space (planets/moons/stars/etc). After seeing the movie Melancholia, I have an honest difficult time looking up at the moon, or the stars. That movie shook me up in a way a movie has never done before. It was terrifying. 🙁
Also: needles. I know that no one LIKES needles, but I cry like a baby in doctor’s offices. I sob and shake and my blood pressure shoots through the roof. So I usually have to drag my FI to appointments with me so he can hold my hand.
Post # 12
@newname_99: +! … and that’s NOT irrational. There are people that push others or fall off the platform. I usually stay way in the back of the crowd then move up when the train stops.
cruise ships, I used to swim competitively and I don’t like the thought of being too far from land.
Lakes because my older brother had me watch “Piranha”, movie where tons of them are in a Lake and attack people. Then he made me sleep on the floor next to the 100 gal. fish tank. So I had nightmares.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I used to be irrationally afraid of bees, even just one bee lazily flying around or perched on a flower. (After being stung 15 times at once in a swarm of yellowjackets when I was a kid – maybe not so irrational).
Then I had the most horrible experience of accidental immersion therapy. I was backpacking in the rainforest in Bolivia and there was some sort of bee hive migration going on. There were literally hundreds of thousands of them covering every surface, for days. Ugh, it was so so scary – it makes my heart pound just thinking about it :S
But I came out of that experience no longer afraid of the lone single bee! So I guess it was a good thing.
Post # 14
@lolita39: My irrational fear is everything that my parents eat may harm them in some way. I know it’s really bizarre but I’ve had this fear almost my whole life. I get anxiety when I find out they eat something from a fast food place or when my dad wanted to take these diet pills I completely flipped out on him and had anxiety for months about it. I have anxiety right now just thinking about it and visualizing the diet pill bottle. I wish I knew where this stemmed from. I am a very concious eater so that may be part of it. This is actually the first time I am talking about it.
Post # 15
I am terrified of heights. Ever since I was little they have freaked me out.
Now that I am an adult and drive, I freak when I have to drive over bridges or curved, tall overpasses. I don’t know why, but I am convinced that unless I am in the center lane someone will hit me and I’ll fly off. :/
Post # 16
@Bebealways: I’m afraid of puke too. I’m semi-ok if someone throws up because they’re drunk, but if someone throws up because they have a stomach virus, I’ll move to the next town because that crap is highly contageous.