By afraidofcans - 23/10/2012 16:01 - United States - Stafford

Today, after years of being terrified of those biscuit cans that pop when you unwrap them, I finally decided I'd open one myself. I'm sitting in the hospital with a sliced hand from the lid and can feel therapy in my future. FML
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Sounds like a much more rational fear now.

Has anyone ever told you not to touch the edge of the metal lid?


Has anyone ever told you not to touch the edge of the metal lid?

amandajlucas2015 2

Ur not supposed to try and open those with ur hand ur supposed to bang em on the edge of a counter.. Idk if that was Wut OP was trying to do to cause him to slice his hand but that is my guess

^Your grammar gave me cancer.

I don't see why 48 was thumbed down so much. That is how you open those... I don't know how OP hurt himself; I never have with those... Edit: Okay, her grammar was bad, but still. I'm sure you guys can still understand her. -_-

MindFreakazoid 10

85 - That face angers me...

I have to make biscuts tonight... :(

cajekraze 7

I have never seen one of these cans with sharp edges. They're made for safety. There was a whole ad campaign about it in the early 90s

Ya no shit they are like safety rounded and no sharp edge at all. Unless it was cut from the wrapper.

48 & 85 - they're made to be opened by hand, you morons. why would they design them to be opened by beating them on your counter? you can also open them. by throwing them off the roof but that's not how they were made...

8313girl 28

My dad beats the can on the counter … because he has one hand. Most people with 2 hands squeeze it til it pops open. How OP wound up with his hand cut open is beyond me. He sounds like the kinda guy that goes these instructions were confusing & I ended up with my dick in the toaster!

I open them by throwing them on the counter, but that's because I hate sudden loud noises. If I throw it, the (sudden) pop of the can and the (planned) noise of it hitting the counter will be so close together that it doesn't bother me.

Sounds like a much more rational fear now.

CAN feel therapy - pun intended OP?

Probably not.

I'm really really scared of frogs/toads any kind of those ugly jumping things!

Everyone is scared of the pop. That's what makes them so fun! No need to take it to the highest level OP! Just take a chill pill and don't buy biscuits.

Well did you make the biscuits!?

TellMeWhatsDeath 14

I'm guessing no.

Not with blood all over them, that would be nasty!

yumyumpoptart 16

don't feel bad OP, we all have our fears. I'm scared of butterflies

unknown_user5566 26

I'm really not trying to be an ass, but how are you scared of butterflies?

chunkalicious 7

There's phobia's for just about anything. I have a friend who's terrified of staplers..

Psych101 9

22- That's not weird. Staplers are vicious.

unknown_user5566 26

22- I can understand a fear of staplers. If someone throws one at you, you can bet that's going to hurt. Not to mention the actual staples hurt like hell if you accidentally staple your finger or something. But butterflies are pretty and harmless!

I decided to do some "research" because I was curious about your fear of butterflies. Its called lepidopterophobia. You're not the only one. Try

Donat96 20

This thread reminds me of the episode of Spongebob with the butterfly.

BellaBelle_fml 23

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.

My sister is sort of afraid if balloons popping

I have this fear of people standing on my left side ..... I'm not sure if it's a fear but I've broke down and cried whenever people stand there .....

They are pretty from afar but have you ever seen a close up of their body? You'll realize they are not so pretty after all but rather scary!!

UltimateGIRness 16

I'm scared of semi trucks. Nothing has ever happened to make me scared,I just am

I'm scared of smurfs... They freak me out so much.

KiddNYC1O 20

Kylie- People just see things differently. Other than their radiant wings, I think butterflies are a bit ugly.

I'm afraid of rats and clowns. Ronald McDonald and that It clown are the scariest ******* things in the world. I'm more afraid of rats than that though.

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.

I had a friend who was very afraid of butterflies up until fifth grade when he overcame the fear and wrote a report on them.

Butterflies are freaking disgusting! I'm perfectly fine with looking at them and seeing pictures, but have one come near me or, God forbid, try to land on me and you will see one very freaked out white girl.

UncleMuscles 5

I'm irrationally afraid of crapping myself during a presentation.

I have a roach phobia, that has some basis now, but initially didn't.

I have an irrational fear of whales. They have life size whale statues on the roof of the Brisbane Museum and I used to freak out every time we went there. And yes, Free Willy does freak me out too. They don't call them killer whales because they're friendly XD

It's not an uncommon phobia. I'm terrified of moths and, to a lesser extent, butterflies. A phobia doesn't have to make sense; that's why it's an irrational fear.

I have a fear of realtors.

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

Chixken 6

72-I always thought I was the only one who was afraid of caterpillars...I don't feel like a weirdo any more

96, is that, by any chance, a reference to A Series of Unfortunate Events? If not, I apologize for probably confusing you. I don't think that book series is very well known. -_-'

I'm terrified of fish and moths. I also don't like really large, open spaces. Museums also freak me out.

I hope you have insurance!

KiddNYC1O 20

This isn't mayhem.

#53, Hospital = expensive. Full retail, if OP doesn't have insurance.

that's one harsh can there. get better OP!

Spottedfeather 7

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.

Hey, it's scary when you're unwrapping the label and the can pops open, it always makes me jump!

Inheritance 10

Pillsbury Doe boy isn't as cute and cuddly as we so thought.

I just pictured him in hell and instead of a little giggly "teehee!" he emits a loud angry laugh.

Well everybody eats all his relatives....he is just getting a little revenge on people for that.

RedPillSucks 31

More like "Pilsbury Gangsta". I'ma cut you, fool! Don't you try to pop me open, or I'll pop a cap in yo ass!

flockz 19

of course the Pillsbury "Doe Boy" isn't cuddly. he gets mistaken for a female deer all the time! you better call him a buck or he'll piss on your biscuits. oh wait you meant "Dough"...... well ya that guy will definitely **** you up too.

Inheritance 10

Oh crap just notices my mistake well that ruined my joke.. Lol my bad

A fair price to pay in exchange of those sweet sweet cookies. But seriously OP I hope you can overcome your fear.

lovepandorasaver 11

"hey babe, is gravy supposed to be red?"