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By Anonymous / Friday 5 October 2012 02:02 / United States
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By  perdix  |  29

In this economy, you should be much more out-of-work-phobic, so sort your phobias out and deal with the little bug in the glass (and hope it doesn't escape, heh-heh-heh.) Or get some old lady to swallow it. I don't know why.

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By  perdix  |  29

In this economy, you should be much more out-of-work-phobic, so sort your phobias out and deal with the little bug in the glass (and hope it doesn't escape, heh-heh-heh.) Or get some old lady to swallow it. I don't know why.

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  mikeofthunder  |  13

My irrational fear is ostracanophobia (fear of shellfish - particularly lobsters) yet, working in a beach-side cafe, we serve them for lunch and I put it to side whilst I'm working. Unless they're alive.. Then I'm getting the fuck outta there 0.o

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  deathhill3  |  40

#24, Not everyone has an irrational fear. Sometimes people develop a fear for a genuine reason (e.g. get attacked by a dog at a very young age, and therefore become scared of dogs) and some people just don't have any fears.

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That's just silly, spiders are indeed very useful insects. I have a bad case of arachnophobia but still don't want to eradicate them.

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  Tidus0  |  17

The phobia has meaning in Australia where many species of spider are deadly...same goes for snakes, jellyfish, octopus and our harmful rays (both sun and sting)

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  momolee  |  4

It can get inside you hair, nose, ear, cloths, shoes, or in your food. You will have hard time getting it out. They're gross and might bite you or lay eggs.That's why I have fear of insects in general.

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  Levvy  |  20

Spiders aren't insects. They belong to class arachnida, not class insecta. Now to wait for the thumbs-down for saying something about spiders besides a squeal of "Eee-uuuw!"

By  jsl6728  |  2

Ha! That sounds funny. I like spiders.

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  UberNova  |  18

I kinda like spiders too, I find phobias pathetic tbh. Phobia = Scared, Being scared = cowardice

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  DjeePee  |  24

Why? What's wrong with liking an azaming animal that can do you no harm? Thinking about it, a dog is way more dangerous than a normal spider. But, ow yes, I forgot. They are fluffy and cute and spiders are not, therefore, they deserve to be hated, feared and killed.

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  chell1894  |  13

29 all spiders carry venom except about 4. A lot of spiders venom just isn't lethal. It just causes swelling, soreness, or itchiness. But there are a LOT of lethal spiders out there. Just about anywhere you live had at least 2 deadly spiders. Lethal spiders have spread a lot because of shipping fruits and vegetables. But yes I do agree there is nothing wrong with liking spiders. I find spiders absolutely fascinating. Well just about any animal. But I do not want to cuddle up with one or see them crawling around my house.

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  mpalmiter  |  0

#43- I used to be horrified of both snakes and spiders to the point that it completely controlled my life. I had to go on anxiety medicine. I got sick of being constantly afraid and decided to face my fears head on. Saying one can't help it is wrong. We tend to fear the unknown.

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  Levvy  |  20

#54: It's just hive mind mentality. "They don't do as I do and think as I think? Punish!" It's exactly the same mentality that causes people to form inexplicable group loyalties and group hatreds over banal crud utterly unrelated to them like what types of cellphones people buy. It's one thing to argue, "Your thinking is incorrect, here's why." It's quite another to rear back and hiss at the mere existence of an opinion less closed-minded than one's own.

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  UberNova  |  18

43 - So basically, people can't help but be scared and just because they can't help it, it doesn't mean they aren't a coward with respect to the object of their phobia.

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  UberNova  |  18

87- You are making a massive assumption there, you are saying that people without fears are stupid and put themselves in dangerous situations, meaning that they do not think logically.

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  MlleMC_fml  |  19

A phobia and a fear are really different things. For example, I have a phobia of vomit, and while I logically can't understand how vomit would be scary (especially when it's something like morning sickness, which is in no way contagious), my body doesn't say the same... As soon as I hear a noise that sounds like someone's gonna vomit, I really start to panic, and then I can't think of anything else (while it's the only way to fight the panic). By definition, a phobia is irrational, so even if you try fighting it, you might not succeed without proper therapy.

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  UberNova  |  18

"A *phobia* (from the Greek : φόβος, "Phóbos ", meaning "fear" or "morbid fear") is a type of anxiety disorder , usually defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation".

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  Levvy  |  20

Thank you for proving my point, folks. "He doesn't share my by-definition irrational fear? BURN THE HERETIC! To think differently is forbidden!"

By  Grimmerie  |  31

Get a frog and allow it to accidentally consume the spider. You're innocent, the frog did all your dirty work. Although, isn't it better that the spider is in a secure containment facility, rather than crawling unhindered about the office?

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