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By lorena_v - / Friday 10 November 2017 05:00 /
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By  Murgray D. John  |  12

I can understand just screaming, but at the top of your lungs? I wouldn't even do that in my house. I would've been extremely annoyed if you'd done that while I was taking a test. YDI

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By  Murgray D. John  |  12

I can understand just screaming, but at the top of your lungs? I wouldn't even do that in my house. I would've been extremely annoyed if you'd done that while I was taking a test. YDI

By  adventureinthesea  |  9

Obviously other commenters don't have arachnophobia... I scream, cry, and have hallucinations when I encounter a spider. I can't even look at photos of them on the internet without hyperventilating. People don't realise that some of us GENUINELY fear them and don't just find them "icky". I sympathise with you OP, and I'm sorry other commenters are jerks.

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  GhostFox  |  33

I do, and I still don't scream unless they quite literally appear directly next to me or ON me. Do I panic? Hell yes, seeing them results in me being so damn terrified that I'm too focused on getting AWAY from the things to scream. And as someone with GAD and likely PTSD, someone screaming out of nowhere would ALSO send me into a full panic attack- which, trying to take a test after a panic attack, and all the fun side effects of the adrenaline that your body floods you with? Not fun, and can completely tank your grade. In addition to the fact OP could very likely have cost all their classmates some points, students have done stuff like this as distractions for their friends to cheat. I had one teacher who completely failed you for interrupting a test, and another at the college I went to was infamous for making the entire class retake the test if someone interrupted it- so OP was lucky that it was just the five points.

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  GhostFox  |  33

Screaming suddenly at top of one's lungs in the middle of a silent room during an event where everyone needs to focus is not the same as sneezing or coughing. Particularly since people tend to cover their mouth and/or nose when doing the latter two, which muffles the sound.

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