Questions 1: Do you have any strange phobias?


So, I’m starting a blog series where I answer random questions. It’s like those questionnaires I love so much, except with actual writing instead of fill-in-the-blanks. Feel free to play along at home by answering the question in the comments or by submitting a question.  Hopefully this is fun!

I have several strange phobias, although, to be honest, there are few fears that aren’t at least a little strange. I won’t list all my fears, because I have some dignity (*cough* pride *cough*). Here are some of my strangest ones, though”

  • Llamas- I hate them and fear them in equal measure. When I was a kid, I was tackled by a llama at a petting zoo and it took 4 grown men to get me free. Llamas are evil, guys. They send out hit squads. My llama phobia is so bad that I had to bury my head in my friend’s shoulder during a car trip when we passed a llama farm tp keep from crying. Llamas = baaaaad news.
  • Elevators- During the late 90’s/early 2000’s, Disney Channel came out with so many made-for-TV movies, especially around Halloween. I wasn’t supposed to watch the Halloween movies. But my older cousins, Trina and Lindsay, loved them. They called me a baby for not watching them too. So, one day, I decided I was going to see one of these “grown-up” movies. I’m a little ashamed that one Disney Channel movie was enough to make me forever afraid of elevators. I’m sure if I watched that movie today, I’d laugh. The damage is down, however. I’ve learned my lesson. Elevators are like moving sarcophagi. You are lucky to emerge alive.
  • Mascara- I was given a forceful make-over in middle school by some well-intentioned girls. However, after their repeated attempts to blind me with mascara, there is no way in hell I am willingly putting that stuff near my eye sockets.

Also statues, but that’s a Doctor Who thing…

There are probably more, but those are the ones that come to mind. How bout you? Any weird or quirky secret fears?


2 responses »

  1. Not really, besides bees, but even they’re starting to lose their effect on me.

    I think it stems from the fact that I once tried to pet a bee as a child, and then it “bit” me. I was just trying to pet it and make it happy, but what do I get for it? Cruel and unusual punishment. WHY CAN’T I JUST MAKE YOU HAPPY BEE, WHY COULDN’T YOU JUST ACCEPT MY INNOCENT LOVE?!

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