By afraidofcans - 23/10/2012 16:01 - United States - Stafford
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Has anyone ever told you not to touch the edge of the metal lid?
I have globophobia, the irrational fear of balloons, mostly balloons popping. Usually people who suffer from globophobia have experienced some sort of trauma involving balloons. I, however, cannot think of any such experience in my life. I have absolutely no idea why I have such a problem with balloons. But that's why they call it an irrational fear.
I have a fear of caterpillars. I hate bugs, but caterpillars are the worst. Thing is, I used to idolize butterflies a lot, but one day as a child, outside my church there was an infestation of caterpillars. So much so, that the women and children were told to stay inside while the men dealt with them. Because they were caterpillars and I was obsessed with the idea of metamorphism at that point, I turned hysterical when the decision was made to destroy all of them with a fire hose. I was about 5 years old at the time, so all I can remember is screaming and crying for a long long time, then hours later being dragged out of the building and staring down at all the strewn dead caterpillar parts I was stepping on. Since then whenever I get near one, or see one, I get cold sweats, shivers, and basically freak out. Couldn't participate in my elementary school Butterfly Garden, nor go on the field trip to the Botanical Gardens in middle school. Was doing a Field Day in elementary and that turned into such a disaster because of one (somehow lodged in my shirt) that I was excused from all Field Day activities at that school.
This thread has made me happy! I have a lot of fears (far less now than I used to) my main one is the sea. It's mainly the idea of things in the sea, whales for example, they are huge (obviously) and have tonnes of room. They are not cramped in there! Sharks make me physically throw up on sight of one. Balloons terrify me, the popping of them, had one burst in my eye when I was young. Butterflies and moths scare the crap out of me, it's the fluttering. Bleecgh. There are many more, but I feel that will do for now :P I'm glad I am not the only one :D
Why were your hands anywhere near the lid ? You're supposed to unwrap a little of the label (I usually unwrap about half) and then grab the middle of the tube and squeeze it until it pops open.