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Irrational fears...

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by MREVOX, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. So, sitting in bed browsing the interwebs just now... I hear a rustling sound just outside my bedroom door. I look, but don't see anything.

    A few moments later, a mouse scurries in and makes his way into my wardrobe... I hear some noises as he does whatever it is he's doing in there (no idea... there's no food in there of course), and also as he makes his way behind my TV cabinet.

    A short time later, out he comes and out towards the middle of the floor... where I spot him in full view and flinch/gasp... to which he's like "Arggh.. shit! Spotted!" and he made a rather humorous maneuver to the skirting board and out of my bedroom.

    As you may have noted... I flinched *and* gasped at the sight of a mouse. I am now also unable to sleep, knowing there is a mouse inside.

    Mice/small rodents/cockroaches are one of my irrational fears. Generally, anything like that that can move faster than I can... freaks me out no end.

    Like... to the point now where I will avoid putting my feet on the floor unless I have shoes on... which is annoying, because the light over my desk is still on.

    I'm now also having a relapse of OCD as to what it may have been doing in my wardrobe. Maybe it was trying on my a* SMX-4's? :) lol

    We just had our psychotic cat put down 2 weeks ago. And this is the first mouse inside the house I can remember for ages. I guess he was good for something other than randomly scratching/biting our legs after all.

    Only a few hours until Coles opens and I can go and buy a mousetrap...

    Am I alone in having a stupid irrational fear here?
  2. Highly likely.

    They're very good boots.
  3. I had mice last year. Clever little buggers - regular snap traps were just (another) free source of food. They got pretty bold too. I was kipping on the lounge one evening, must of had a few crumbs in my beard, I woke up with a jolt while impulsively pawing at my chin. I got a rude shock, but I reckon the rodent got a ruder one :p

    The only thing I found that worked was an electric trap. Cleaned out the entire horde in a few days. Bit expensive though.
  4. That's why it's irrational! It's not supposed to make sense! I have a fear of heights, yet I'll happily jump out of a plane, as it's too high to see how high it is, yet you wont see me jump off the 10m tower at the pool! Now make sense of that!
  5. I have a fear of being afraid.

    True story.
  6. Coz you just fear heights, not death.
  7. Irrational Fears??

    They seem very rational to me. :eek:hno:
    I have several fears/phobias

    Having my photo taken - especially when I have no control on it, just ask the guys around here :roll: (don't start me on digital, argh!).
    I dont even have any school photos (that's a good thing)

    Hate them friggen clowns - they is freaky

    Being in large masses of water - the ocean or tributaries. This is two fold - I don't like not being able to touch the bottom, knowing that it can get deeper & that I could be lost in it. (creeping me out now just writing this)

    & I fear getting chomp chomped by a shark. As a little kid I couldn't close my eyes in our swimming pool or swim in it at night on my own. Even then my heart would race.
    Funny, later I became a surfer girl, but then had a chomp chomp brush by my legs when I lived at Maroochydore. That was it. Everybody out of the water :bolt:

    (having a chronic anxiety disorder don't help, either 8-[ )

    Can we do compulsions next? I have a couple goodies :LOL:
  8. +1

    Ssh... Don't tell anybody.

  9. I bolded my favourite one...

    Pagophobia - Fear of ice or frost.
    Panophobia - Fear of everything.
    Panthophobia - Fear of suffering and disease.
    Pantophobia - Fear of everything.
    Papaphobia - Fear fo the Pope.
    Papyrophobia - Fear of paper.
    Paralipophobia - Fear of neglecting duty or responsibility.
    Paraphobia - Fear of sexual perversion.
    Parasitophobia - Fear of parasites.
    Paraskavedekatriaphobia - Fear of Friday the 13th.
    Parthenophobia - Fear of virgins or young girls.
    Parturiphobia - Fear of childbirth.
    Pathophobia - Fear of disease.
    Patroiophobia - Fear of heredity.
    Peccatophobia - Fear of sinning. (imaginary crime)
    Pediculophobia - Fear of lice.
    Pediophobia - Fear of dolls.
    Pedophobia - Fear of children.
    Peladophobia - Fear of bald people.
    Pellagrophobia - Fear of pellagra.
    Peniaphobioa - Fear of poverty.
    Pentheraphobia - Fear of mother-in-law.
    Phagophobia - Fear of swallowing or eating or of being eaten.
    Phalacrophobia - Fear of becoming bald.
    Phallophobia - Fear of penis, esp erect.
    Pharmacophobia - Fear of taking medicine.
    Pharmacophobia - Fear of drugs.
    Phasmophobia - Fear of ghost.
    Phengophobia - Fear of daylight or sunshine.
    Philemaphobia - Fear of kissing.
    Philematophobia - Fear of kissing.
    Philophobia - Fear of falling in love or being in love.
    Philosophobia - Fear of philosophy.
    Phobophobia - Fear of phobias.
    Phonophobia - Fear of noises or voices or one's own voice; of telephones.
    Photoaugliaphobia - Fear of glaring lights.
    Photophobia - Fear of light.
    Phronemophobia - Fear of thinking.
    Phthiriophobia - Fear of lice.
    Phthisiophobia - Fear of tuberculosis.
    Placophobia - Fear of tombstones.
    Plutophobia - Fear of wealth.
    Pluviophobia - Fear of rain or of being rained on.
    Pneumatiphobia - Fear of spirits.
    Pnigerophobia - Fear of choking or of being smothered.
    Pnigophobia - Fear of choking or of being smothered.
    Pocrescophobia - Fear of gaining weight.
    Pocresophobia - Fear of gaining weight.
    Pogonophobia - Fear of beards.
    Poinephobia - Fear of punishment.
    Poliosophobia - Fear of contracting poliomyelitis.
    Politicophobia - Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians.
    Polyphobia - Fear of many things.
    Ponophobia - Fear of overworking or of pain.
    Porphyrophobia - Fear of the color purple.
    Potamophobia - Fear of rivers or running water.
    Potophobia - Fear of alcohol.
    Proctophobia - Fear or rectum.
    Prosophobia - Fear of progress.
    Psellismophobia - Fear of stuttering.
    Psychophobia - Fear of mind.
    Psychrophobia - Fear of cold.
    Pteromerhanophobia - Fear of flying.
    Pteronophobia - Fear of being tickled by feathers.
    Pupaphobia - Fear of puppets.
    Pyrexiophobia - Fear of fever.
    Pyrophobia - Fear of fire.

  10. Crabs
  11. "What's the difference between crabs and lobsters?"
    "Crabs walks sideways."
    "Oh my god, I've got lobsters."
  12. Todays Fears are brought to you by the letter P
  13. ..PRICKS!!..... of all kinds!! (needles and/or idiots!!)

  14. ...I'd be too scared too 8-[
  15. Suprise Spiders.

    Yep, I see one accross the room, I'll stick it in a jar, poke it, shake it, play with it what ever. If I'm sitting down somewhere and one walks up beside me I'm across the room usually dropping plates of food or drinks... If I'm working in the shed and one is suddenly close to my body (life up something and there's one near my hands or something) i'm outta there to a safe distance usually returning with something to kill it with at a distance.

    If they are in a tank and they are the ugliest scariest mofo around, i'm amazed and can't stop looking at them... go figure.

    Heights, give me a rope and i'm fine (rock climbing)... take the safety's off at the top of a route while scrambling to the next route, and i'm all shakey and taking it real easy, put the safety lines back on, and i'll dance the river dance on a 4 inch ledge... go figure.
  16. Lobsters fear me.
  17. ...and crabs look at you sideways <<

    brownyy - I love spiders - bigger the better. But appreciate your fear.
    My partner has a spidy fear - boy he can jump :eek:

  18. :WStupid:
  19. Genuine lol. :grin: