Pho'bi-a, noun. Persistent and irrational morbid fear.
Yep that's me. Me and spiders. I was reminded of this when I was sittin' this mornin', with my cup of warmin' beverage, watchin' the mornin' news, when out of the corner of my eye, ON MY SHOULDER, I saw movement! Of course it had to be the same arm I was holdin' my coffee cup with. Needless to say the chair and I ended up wearin' my warmin' beverage. I brushed at the spider and jumped at the same time, givin' out a little shriek. I'm just glad CD had already left for work. He would have found it greatly amusin'.
But you know, I'm better. I'm actually not as afraid of them as I use to be. As long as they don't get on me. I remember bein' so afraid of the creepy, crawly, bitin', hideous, zillion eyed, horrible ugly critters that I got the willy's just lookin' at 'em. I couldn't even bring my self to stomp 'em. I was afraid they'd get on me!
Once when my girlfriend and I were teenagers we were drivin' down the road, girlfriend was drivin' and it was a country lane, thank goodness, down from the rear view mirror a spider started descendin', and we were sure it was goin' to attack! With the car still in gear, we both hit the doors and bailed out. Thankfully the car was goin' slow but it was a funny feelin' standin' in the middle of the road with the car cruisin' on down the lane away from us, until it swerved into the ditch. We were very lucky the car wasn't hurt.
It was very unnervin' gettin' back into that car not knowin' where that spider was. At the time I realized it would have been better if I had kept my cool and smashed that spider into oblivion instead of lettin' him now run amuck in the car, WITH US.
And we never did tell girlfriends parents about the car runnin' into the ditch!
Do you have a phobia? Somethin' that totally unnerves ya? Somethin' that's bothered you for years and you can't seem to outgrow. Unload here and let us share. Maybe it will help. Readin' my words lets me know it's best to squash those spiders right from the start. I would love to hear about your phobia's.