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Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? [Re: val313] #347744 01/20/09 12:12 AM
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VAL - too funny about the shadow. This is how scared I used to be of spiders - I was walking up the steps of our house carrying my young son. When I got to the top of the steps and looked up there was a huge (probably would cast a shadow) spider right in front of my face - well the next thing I remember was standing in the middle of the front yard and my son was on the steps. That is when I decided I needed to deal with this fear.

Before I dealt with it - it was not good enough that my husband told me that he had killed a spider - I wanted to see its dead body.

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? [Re: val313] #347745 01/20/09 12:13 AM
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I also hate spiders. I know they are good for the environment blah blah.. but they are sooo icky, and fast.If they cast a shadow then they are just too big to live.
lol...that last part made me laugh and I totally understand you on that one!


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Before I dealt with it - it was not good enough that my husband told me that he had killed a spider - I wanted to see its dead body.
lol! You two are making me laugh..hehehehe!

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? [Re: val313] #347746 01/20/09 12:17 AM
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There's a forum member (who may or may not wish to identify herself) who has a phobia about worms; there's a real psychological term for it but I can't remember what it was... Walking around after a hard rain was a serious problem for her.

I've known several people who are seriously phobic about mice --- they hyperventilate, have major anxiety attacks, etc.

My phobia is heights, and it's only about 10 years or so that I've had it. It's not a life-stopping problem but it gets awkward and stressful in public sometimes.

There's a 3-story IKEA store I love but I have to close my eyes on the escalator (glass and open views all around) and I can't go near the central part of each level (have to be at the perimeter). My husband had to hold my hand once while I closed my eyes, to get on the escalator going back down. frown

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? [Re: ] #347747 01/20/09 12:25 AM
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My father had this spider that lived under our deck. The thing was the size of my fist. He would feed it grasshoppers and moths. It was quite tame. Blah.. When I would get home from work he would stomp his feet near it and it would run at me. It cast this huge shadow. I hated that spider. I finally ran it over with my car one evening! lol

I really dislike wolf spiders because they carry their babies on their backs. I did not know this as a kid. Well I sprayed one with raid and millions of babies spider jumped off its backs and ran all over my shoes and legs. Shudder...

BLR- lol that is funny. Your poor son! lol

Pudgie- heights can be hard I feel for you!



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Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? [Re: val313] #347751 01/20/09 12:36 AM
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eek spiders! We have a lot black widows around here. If i find a poisenous spider like that in or near my house and i can reach it...its stomped! Actually i hate to actually stomp on them cuz of their plump..ick..bodies. So i will spray it with Raid or hairspray or anything to slow it down so I can throw a rock on it before i would actually step on it.

I know that many would say that upon close examination spiders are the most beautiful and delicate creatures but to me I do not feel this way.
Nah...i know they are beautiful in their own way but they need to be beautiful far away from my house! I will appreciate them much more from a far, far distance

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? [Re: val313] #347752 01/20/09 12:36 AM
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lol lol lol Val - one afternoon I stomped on a spider (didn't know it was a wolf spider) it was like some horror show - little spiders spued out every where - scared the living daylihgts out of me.

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? [Re: BLR] #347755 01/20/09 12:57 AM
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Spiders, roaches, anything that is in the bathroom with Marge - brings out the all out kill mode, but she tends to not be as good aiming when she in the berserker mode. So I have to go rescue her. Fortunately, this hasn't happened since we left the Tampa area in 2002.

Her real phobia is fear of balloons. She had a brother who used to terrorize her by popping them in her face. People in her family used to laugh about it, and put her down about it until I put a stop to it. I'm her Bear! Protective bear, that is.

And I have a niece who wants nothing to do with clowns. She saw one just this past week (in a show), and she ran to be with her parents. I'd say the clown was lucky. This little 7 yo knows karate and has a killer roundhouse kick.

My phobias? I have a moderate to heavy fear of heights. Yet, I climbed the mast of an aircraft carrier several times to the 2nd hightest antenna there - the passive Electronic Countermeasures antenna - to work on it. And I was the one to take pictures at the Grand Canyon (Marge wouldn't go near).

And I have a fear of abandonment (from childhood).


Marge is the love of my life.
Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? [Re: Toastys MaMa] #347761 01/20/09 01:04 AM
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i have 2 phobias...

1 is spiders. i was bit by one last year and ended up in the ER. not fun. it bit my toe and about 3 hours the pain was up to my thigh. eek

the other is of car accidents. sad subject, so i will leave it at that. frown

everyone have a good evening. crazy



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Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? [Re: Carl] #347765 01/20/09 01:12 AM
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I'm glad someone said balloons, my mom flips out and I am starting to get it too, at one job they asked me to fill them using this machine and i couldn't do it after i blew on up accidently, the stop button was a little slow.

Heights, it is bad, it can be embarrassing. I was in the mall and the second floor has a railing but the rest is glass, and I saw this boy leaning over calling to someone and my knees gave out half way and i caught myself but was very close to just dropping to the floor. I was dizzy and went into the first store I could think i actually pushed through people to get in. Even in our house the stairs have open work iron railings and I cannot look over or down. I have fallen off a two step stool and a chair.

It's really bad.

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? [Re: Coco's Mama] #347769 01/20/09 01:31 AM
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coco's mom, wow. sorry to hear about how bad your heights phobia is. that sounds like you must have a lot of hard days.

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My phobias? I have a moderate to heavy fear of heights. Yet, I climbed the mast of an aircraft carrier several times to the 2nd highest antenna there - the passive Electronic Countermeasures antenna - to work on it. And I was the one to take pictures at the Grand Canyon (Marge wouldn't go near).

And I have a fear of abandonment (from childhood).


i use to be in the navy. i know how HIGH those darn antennas are. it sure is scary. i wouldn't want to climb them for fear of falling. yikes!!

and the abandonment is one of mine too. like you for me it is from childhood as well. i forgot about that one.



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