I know this really cool chick, attractive, smart, has it all together. She will not use an escalator because she is afraid of falling. She isn't afraid of heights mind you, she is afraid of falling. So she'll take the elevator or stairs, but not the escalator. (shhhhh we wont tell her you can fall there too). I say what you say? Cuckoo for cocoa puffs!
Then there's this chick I know, same thing...has it all. She was afraid to eat chicken for years! What a chicken! I mean, what a scaredy cat.
A very good friend of mine is afraid of crowds. He will go to different events, but cases the place for an easy exit, and looks for spaces that are away from everyone. He just avoids strangers as much as possible. I'm not saying he is wrong here...just a bit odd considering there are people everywhere.
Mostly I have many friends and coworkers who are afraid of heights...that won't even think about going in a tall building or looking out the window. They freak out when driving on a bridge. By the way, I recommend going to Toronto's CN Tower and standing on their glass floor. Now that is cool.
Now I can't think of anything that I am really afraid of. I mean the usual stuff, like death or loss of a loved one of course. Or immediate fears like when the puck is coming at your face on a deflection...or you are driving next to a car of teenage girls....or you see Hillary speak on tv....those are normal fears. Impending death, immediate injury...those make sense to be afraid of. An Obama presidency is something to freak out about. If you actually know someone in a fraternity or soroity, that's freaky as well. Well, aside from Gamophobia, I seriously can't think of anything that I really have to deal with. Sure I don't like snakes or spiders...but I can handle it. Killed some spiders, dated a few snakes... I'm ok.
Here are some interesting phobias:
- Old people- Gerontophobia.
- Puppets- Pupaphobia.
- Riding in a car- Amaxophobia.
- Snow- Chionophobia.
- Telephones- Telephonophobia.
- Urine or urinating- Urophobia.
- Vomiting- Emetophobia.
- Writing in public- Scriptophobia.
- X-rays or radiation- Radiophobia.
- Yellow colour- Xanthophobia.
You know come to think of it, I have this fear every time I walk pass a sewer grate, that I'll drop my keys and then I am screwed. I seem to clench my keys tightly in a parking lot, even if they are in my pocket. Imagine losing your keys in a sewer? Now that scares the hell out of me! Sewerkeyaphobia I think it is called.