Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Irrational fears

  1. #1
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Feb 21, 2013
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    586
    Thanks
    54
    Thanks
    136 Rec'd/81 Posts
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Quoted
    56 Post(s)

    Irrational fears

    So I am TERRIFIED of frogs. Yes: no teeth having, hop away at the sound of someone approaching, frogs. I changed my fleece this morning but it was raining and I couldn't take the fleece outside to shake it out. It stopped raining this afternoon so I pushed my tote of fleece and my laundry basket out the back door. I stepped outside, and there it was in all its disgustingness: a frog. I usually freeze when I encounter frogs and my breathing gets heavy but this time I knew I had to make my legs move because this SOB was RIGHT THERE! So I make it back inside, unharmed, and I'm sitting there looking at my tote and laundry basket from the back door, thinking, "how the heck am I going to get my stuff? This frog-ninja has me trapped in the house." I tried to crack the door enough to get a pair of tongs outside to touch the frog to make it move, but it wouldn't budge. I put on hiking boots (because I felt a little safer than with shoes) and went out the front door, checking every single step I took for his relatives that I'm sure reside in my yard. I walked around to the back where my stuff was and STREEEEETCHED to grab it, staying as far away from the enemy as I could. Once I had my hands on each of the items I ran like I've never ran before. I placed my stuff on the front porch and then walked through the house to the closed back door and told the frog, "I win!" Of course I had to top it off with sticking my tongue out, like a 4 year old. It made me feel a little better doing that. Now I know frogs can't hurt me but I am just so scared of them. Does anyone else have completely irrational fears of strange things?

  2. "Thank you, MLT2007, for this useful post," say these 2 members:


  3. #2
    Cavy Slave 3littlepigz's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 08, 2015
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    278
    Thanks
    65
    Thanks
    49 Rec'd/42 Posts
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Quoted
    30 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    Oh my goodness! I love this! And I pictured it like a movie! Nicely done, Frog Defeater!!!!

  4. #3
    Cavy Slave 3littlepigz's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 08, 2015
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    278
    Thanks
    65
    Thanks
    49 Rec'd/42 Posts
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Quoted
    30 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    For me, it's balloons....knowing that they could pop unexpectedly at any moment, puts my nerves on edge!

  5. #4
    Cavy Slave Dashmo's Avatar
    Joined
    May 19, 2015
    Posts
    91
    Thanks
    19
    Thanks
    28 Rec'd/21 Posts
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Quoted
    10 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    Well, sort of. I've never been fond of butterflies, and I HATE moths. I wouldn't say I'm afraid of them, but something about the large wings and unpredictable flight paths does not agree with me. I don't bother them outside, but if a moth happens to make its way into my house I will immediately drop what I'm doing in order to undertake a seek and destroy mission on my winged foe. Something about knowing that there is a moth in my house just freaks me out and I can't accept it. No idea why.

    All the more strange coming from someone who wishes he could go into the wolves' den at the zoo and play with them.

  6. #5
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Feb 21, 2013
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    586
    Thanks
    54
    Thanks
    136 Rec'd/81 Posts
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Quoted
    56 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    Quote Originally Posted by 3littlepigz View Post
    For me, it's balloons....knowing that they could pop unexpectedly at any moment, puts my nerves on edge!
    I know what you mean! I am not afraid of them, per se, but when I see a little kid squeezing one I am on edge too, until it pops.

  7. "Thank you, MLT2007, for this useful post," says:


  8. #6
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Feb 21, 2013
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    586
    Thanks
    54
    Thanks
    136 Rec'd/81 Posts
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Quoted
    56 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashmo View Post
    Well, sort of. I've never been fond of butterflies, and I HATE moths. I wouldn't say I'm afraid of them, but something about the large wings and unpredictable flight paths does not agree with me. I don't bother them outside, but if a moth happens to make its way into my house I will immediately drop what I'm doing in order to undertake a seek and destroy mission on my winged foe. Something about knowing that there is a moth in my house just freaks me out and I can't accept it. No idea why.

    All the more strange coming from someone who wishes he could go into the wolves' den at the zoo and play with them.
    I feel that way about birds. I think they're icky with their beaks and feet and all the bird things they do. I just picked up a dead moth this morning that I think met my cats.

  9. #7
    Cavy Star Fay's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 06, 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,613
    Thanks
    188
    Thanks
    271 Rec'd/181 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    84 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    I don't know why but praying mantis creep me out. I never seen one in real life but everytime I see a picture or video of one I feel like running away.

  10. "Thank you, Fay, for this useful post," says:


  11. #8
    Cavy Slave sallyvh's Avatar
    Joined
    Mar 23, 2014
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,452
    Thanks
    89
    Thanks
    520 Rec'd/418 Posts
    Mentioned
    132 Post(s)
    Quoted
    214 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    I am irrationally afraid of centipedes, if I see one I just take off! I can handle a lot of bugs and spiders but not centipedes at all!

  12. #9
    Administrator bpatters's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 23, 2009
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    29,090
    Thanks
    189
    Thanks
    7,330 Rec'd/5,842 Posts
    Mentioned
    2050 Post(s)
    Quoted
    3926 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    My mother was terrified of earthworms but totally fine with snakes. Go figure.

  13. #10
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner pinky's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 11, 2010
    Location
    sweet home Chicagoland
    Posts
    11,244
    Thanks
    773
    Thanks
    2,491 Rec'd/1,959 Posts
    Mentioned
    684 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1563 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    I've got to say I love frogs, toads and earthworms. I work out in my garden whenever I can and when I see earthworms, I know I have good soil in that spot. When I dig things out, I always make sure I remove the earthworms and put them back in the soil... Last week I saw a toad in front of my house. I was so excited, I picked her up (it was a female) and brought her in the house so my son could take a photo of her.

  14. #11
    Cavy Slave Kelsie's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 06, 2011
    Location
    Western Washington
    Posts
    2,589
    Thanks
    536
    Thanks
    717 Rec'd/618 Posts
    Mentioned
    192 Post(s)
    Quoted
    383 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    Don't feel alone @MLT2007. I know several people who also have a real fear of frogs. One animal that really gives me the creeps is a raccoon. There is something about the way they just stand their ground when you try to shoo them away. Once in a while one will come into our yard at night and I refuse to go outside when it's there. I'm sure they are as afraid of me, as I am of them, but still I just can't be around them.

  15. #12
    Cavy Slave Rywen's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 28, 2013
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    4,026
    Thanks
    627
    Thanks
    868 Rec'd/749 Posts
    Mentioned
    186 Post(s)
    Quoted
    392 Post(s)

    Irrational fears

    I had to shoo a tree frog out of the recycling bin last week before I could carry the bin to the curb. The frog wouldn't move when I tapped near it but did when I nudged it. My sidewalk is lined with toads on summer evenings, one large one lives under/near my front porch, I call it Bob (although it may be a female?). I'm really freaked out by the idea of parasitic worms. Eeewww!

  16. #13
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Feb 21, 2013
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    586
    Thanks
    54
    Thanks
    136 Rec'd/81 Posts
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Quoted
    56 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    @Rywen Yep, I'd be moving. I work midnights and can't stomach the thought of leaving my house in the dark to go to work, not being able to see those vile creatures. Speaking of parasitic worms, as a lab person, I had to take a parasitology class. It was by far the grossest part of my degree. Any time I have to go to the central laboratory, which is where the microbiology department is, I check out the jars of worms they have saved that have been removed from people. Some of them grow to several feet long.

  17. #14
    Cavy Slave Rywen's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 28, 2013
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    4,026
    Thanks
    627
    Thanks
    868 Rec'd/749 Posts
    Mentioned
    186 Post(s)
    Quoted
    392 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    @MLT2007 I recommend using a flashlight at night, that way you can see if any are in your path. My sister-in-law has a horrible fear of snakes. We can't even say "snake" in her presence (she calls it the worse "s" word, ). My undergrad degree is in Biology, so I had to survive the parasite section of zoology. I'm still traumatized more than 20 years later!

  18. #15
    Cavy Slave Rywen's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 28, 2013
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    4,026
    Thanks
    627
    Thanks
    868 Rec'd/749 Posts
    Mentioned
    186 Post(s)
    Quoted
    392 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    @ThePigAlchemist that is the grossest most traumatic show ever! I never even tried to watch it.

  19. #16
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Feb 21, 2013
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    586
    Thanks
    54
    Thanks
    136 Rec'd/81 Posts
    Mentioned
    27 Post(s)
    Quoted
    56 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    I love Monsters Inside Me. I always try to guess the parasite when they are giving the story.

  20. #17
    Cavy Slave LifeAsItMayBe's Avatar
    Joined
    May 14, 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    568
    Blog Entries
    37
    Thanks
    23
    Thanks
    90 Rec'd/79 Posts
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Quoted
    86 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    I'm afraid of scheduled meetings, especially interviews and doctor appointments. I get there and I'm fine, but the waiting... *shiver*

  21. #18
    Cavy Slave PandaPiggle's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 23, 2015
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    327
    Thanks
    3
    Thanks
    61 Rec'd/52 Posts
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Quoted
    62 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    I'm afraid of the electric kitchen mixer! You know the thing with the beaters for making cake and stuff... I'm okay with the stand ones, but I absolutely hate using the ones that you hold in your hand. I can do it, but the entire time I'm picturing fingers going between the beaters. I like whisks better, plus you get a nice workout! Also I'm afraid of the big kitchen knives, although I've been chopping watermelon to help reduce the fear and now I don't see quite as many severed fingers when I know I have to use it. I even made a watermelon bowl this weekend for a house party and filled it with chopped watermelon and it turned out beautifully!

  22. #19
    Cavy Slave
    Joined
    Mar 23, 2013
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    1,022
    Thanks
    3
    Thanks
    277 Rec'd/180 Posts
    Mentioned
    80 Post(s)
    Quoted
    187 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    I have many irrational fears. I'm afraid of: glass, parking in strange places, roadwork, tornadoes and many other strange things that are very unlikely to hurt me. Luckily, I'm not afraid of any animals. I think I've died in a lot of strange ways in past lives. :-)

  23. #20
    Cavy Slave LoveMyHerd's Avatar
    Joined
    Oct 06, 2014
    Location
    Lost in Wheekland
    Posts
    952
    Thanks
    768
    Thanks
    148 Rec'd/129 Posts
    Mentioned
    74 Post(s)
    Quoted
    109 Post(s)

    Re: Irrational fears

    Ticks. They make my skin crawl just thinking about them. Where I live, they're pretty common, whereas in my old state, you never even heard of them. I've lived here for almost two years, and I still have managed to escape the burrowing bugs of death, thankfully!

    Another one is mites. The thought of anything actually tunneling into any other creature's flesh is too much for me. I know that there's cream to get rid of it, and all that... but still. *Shiver*

User Tag List

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •