Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Irrational Fears

Okay, true story:

I used to work at a children's camp as a counselor. Of the girls' cabins, two were nasty, two were so-so, and two were great. I was SOOOO happy when I was placed in one of the good cabins. Everything was nice-- not worn down at all.

Well, one day I was in the bathroom doing some cleaning. The toilette paper was just about empty, so I decided to change it. Obviously. Well, as I picked up a new individually-wrapped roll, I proceded to take off that paper covering.

ALL OF A SUDDEN, a SPIDER jumped out. It had been living inside the toilette paper tube.

Ever since, I have been very scared to change toillette paper rolls. When I do, I always pick it up and hold it far away from me, checking to make sure nothing is inside.

So, to the question:
What are YOU afraid of?
-- something that is absolutely ridiculous and shouldnt REALLY be a fear.

11 comments:

Abigail S said...

I am scared of aquariums! It freaks me out when I stand next to that giant wall of glass, and there are sharks and other dangerous fish on the other side. I always worry that the glass will break, and I'll be shark food. Eek!

Mother of Invention said...

Spiders, bats and snakes...in no particular order! I used to have to see the dead bodies flushed down the toilet when I was little! My poor dad!

SAMommy said...

I'm scared of all animals...especially cats and dogs. I dont know why, I just feel like they are going to bite me or scratch me any second.

twilite said...

Those slithering creatures: snakes...especially cobra and python. The thought of these gives me shivers and goosebumps!

(NB a change in the spelling of name.)

Cathy said...

You won't believe it but I am petrified of Halloween. I don't mean all the scary stuff I mean the actual holiday. I don't do it, at all, ever. I can't even bring myself to buy candy to give out or things for my grandkids.

Cathy said...

Oh, there is something for the two of you at my blog..Come on over..:)

Becky L said...

abby- the sudden blast would probably kill you before the sharks could get to you

M of I- okay, another person afraid of spiders! Well, its not really the spiders i'm afraid of; just the changing of TP

samommy- my daughter is completely freaked out by dogs. She loves pictures of them, but is scared of the real thing

twilite- any specific reason why you changed the spelling? i do like it though

cathy- sorry to hear that. My favorite holiday is actually halloween. [Well, not really. But i just like the chance to get dressed up.] Also, thanks for the shout-out at your blog

Smalltown RN said...

I am really afraid of spiders...but living where I do I am starting to not be as afraid...

obtw...I had to change my address, please drop by to say hello...

latitude49.blogspot.com

hope to hear from you soon

Toni said...

Can't sleep with the closet door open. That's where the boogey man lives. Yes, I know, I need intensive therapy.

Becky L said...

smalltown rn-- Spiders seem to be popular fears amongst these answers

toni-- same with me! i wont sleep with any door open. its such a silly fear, but i just can't break myself of it.

Abigail S said...

Becky- that was not very comforting!