Fear is a funny thing.
Sometimes fears develop from horrendous life experiences, and sometimes they stem from things we make up in our heads.
I am not talking about the horrendous kind of fears today, I am talking about the rather funny and absurd fears that we have.
I have a few.
Like spiders, I don’t like them. Fear of them is clearly a learnt behaviour from my mother….
I don’t like snakes. I get shivers walking through the reptile house at the zoo, and if someone is holding one, my heart races and I break out in a sweat. No idea what will happen if I ever meet one out bush….
Ok, those fears are quite common.
What about this one?
I am petrified of birds. Well you see I love them in cages. They’re fine in the wild. But birds in my house or anyone else’s is a major heart stopper for me. I can’t stand when they flap and their beaks kind of freak me out too.
I have no idea where this fear came from, but it is very very real.
I also fear touching fish. I know, I know that’s a really strange one….
I love fish we have tanks of them as pets but I do have to leave the room when hubby has to fish them out of the tanks and they start their flapping business.
I cannot go fishing as the fear of reeling n a fish and having to unhook it is too much for me to cope with and when I used to work in a supermarket deli, I could not even handle the dead fish unless I had several pairs of gloves on and a long set of tongs.
Very odd indeed.
So now that you have all had a little chuckle at me and my strange fears, how about sharing some of your own so I don’t feel so silly and alone???
I am certain their are other strange fears out there whether they be yours or someone you know…..