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My mate Dan is afraid of turning his back on a flushing toilet. "It'll suck me in", he says. Can you beat him with your own true story of an irrational fear?

(, Tue 27 Jan 2004, 13:24)
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alarm clock setting procedures
maybe more OCD than a fear as such but I cant sleep till I have set the alarm button on and off at least 16 time and to a certain rythem, if i do it wrong I have to start again.
i dont think it has ever failed to wake me up but I am convinced if it ever does it will be becuase of this, i recently bought a new alarm clock but dont seem to be able to stop setting the old one as well.
girlfriend now thinks i am a loon
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 23:26, Reply)
arrrrg
I hate Hate HATE velvet! Can't have it in the room with me, can't look at it, can't see other people wearing it I HATE IT. Had to accompany new g/f to formal recently only to realise in cloakroom she had a VELVET DRESS under her coat. I had a major attack of the horrorrs, he-be-je-bes, the shudders you name it. and refused to come within 10 feet of her the whole night. boy was she pissed off with me.
Also cotton wool, i shudder at the thought of velvet textured cotton wool, death is infinitely preferable...
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 23:21, Reply)
Fears...
I was scared for years of the Fire Alarm, if I ever I heard one I'd have a proper full blown panic attack and I wouldn't go anywhere in case a fire alarm went off.I still have to have end seats at concerts/theatre/cinema etc just in case.... and bridges, i can drive on bridges fine, but if I have to walk on a bridge over a motorway/river/road anything i cant do,I ahve to find underpasses, dodge traffic anything,and balconies and being on top of buildings. Also flying, i have to be drunk to the state of unconsciousness to fly.
And cleaning toilets, I can do anything else but i cannot clean a toilet it just makes me gag.
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 23:17, Reply)
Dark rooms
I won't enter a dark room without first switching the light on. I will stand outside the doorframe and reach round and use the switch. Maybe I was scared of something before, but now it is just habit ( being 36)
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 22:56, Reply)
I think I'm below the general standard of weirdness on here...
I've always had problems eating meat. If there's any gristle or bones or anything in it, I just have to pick it out of my mouth and bin it... This also applies to joints, like ddrumsticks... even if someone picks all the meat off for me, I can't eat it.
My sister claims that the songs "I wish it could be christmas everyday" and that other one they always roll out at xmas give her a headache. Xmas shopping is fun. Not. She will literally run as far away as possible and cover her ears.
A girl I know hates balloons popping. All you have to do is hold one up with a threatening look on your face and she hides behind the nearest person. Hehe.
Oh, and having one of those electric razor things they have at hairdressers pressed against my neck makes me feel all tingly. Not in a good way either. /shudders
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 22:28, Reply)
oh!
when i was little, i watched a film about a guy turning brown. that scared me shitless for a while. i thought i was turing brown too.
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 21:16, Reply)
i hate...
I am afraid of poker (the card game)...

If people ask me to play, i say "no".
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 21:09, Reply)
Well...
When I was younger I used to wear socks to bed because I thought Roland Rat would bite my toes off...thankfully this didn't last that long.

Nowadays I, without thinking, check behind the door of the last room I enter, i.e. if I walk from the front room to my room I'll check my room. All our rooms are rectangular shaped so, for some reason, I check that there's nothing behind the door.

I also hate foods like pasta, cheese and eggs - I'll touch an egg but never out of it's shell. I tried to eat ravioli once which only resulted in me gagging. I swear it comes from when I was little and I opened the top of a banana and "banana puss" came out - I've never eaten a banana since.

Oh and I also hate labels sticking out of clothes, I always have to make sure mine are tucked in and I hate having to sleep in the house on my own, I start drawing pictures in my mind of people or things standing in the corner of my room waiting...just....waiting...


Ooo ooo Superman II scared the shit out of me too when I was little when they caught some woman in a machine that turned her into some zombie/robot thing - I've never watched it since and never will.
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 21:08, Reply)
Lipstick
I hate lipstick. I have a fear of being kissed by a woman with too much on, you know when it's been applied so much that it's crumbled and there are still chunks on the lips. I think it probably something to do with aunties and grannie kissing me when i was a wee boy.

I also wince and cringe when people bite cutlery, especially spoons!
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 21:05, Reply)
I am deathly afraid
of being alone in houses that aren't mine. I used to babysit kids near my boarding school when their parents wanted to have an evening out. After the kids went to bed I would find a corner of the house where I could see as many of the rooms as possible and sit in that corner until the parents got home. If I had to get up to go to the bathroom I would have this ever-present feeling that there was someone behind me. And it wasn't as easy as turning around and seeing that no one was there; when I turned around, they would still be at my back, you see?

This spilled over into school too. The school had been a hospital from the turn of the century into the 70s. The wing I lived in had been the morgue and, although I don't believe in ghosts of course, when my room mate went home for the weekend, I would leave a light on and constantly have to get up and look in the hidden corner of the room to make sure that no one was there (it was an L shaped room). Knowing that it had been in the morgue only teased my already irrational fear.
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 20:19, Reply)
When i was younger (about 3 or somthing)
I was subjected to a TV:AM or some such report about dangerous escilators. From that momnet on i have been terrified of escilators. Which was ok when i lived in Hull, becase escilators where one of those things you saw in the shopping centre and took the stairs insted. I now live in London and it's not very funny.



But even this is better than my mate Kate, who has an irational fear of dead fish, and live fish incase they die. This is a level of panic that hes lead to her having panic attacks after reading the word "salmon", and taking a detour of a mile to avoid fish mongers. In short this is a lady with deep rooted problems with aquatic animals.
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 20:14, Reply)
Tracks
I'm totally scared shit of Tracks in Mudd and sand. I think its coz they're bigger than me.
Not foot prints. Just the tracks left by cars and quadbikes. i hate 'em

Also, for future reference,(this isnt exactly a fear) i cant have my knees touched at all, so if you ever touch my knees, you can expect to be kicked in the head. Doesnt seem to happen with the rest of my leg.

I like everyone have a fear of clowns( except PAPA LARAZOU) aswell.
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 20:08, Reply)
I'm affraid...
of birds, but only the one's that have beak's!!! My children think it's hillarious and chase as many as they can - couldn't go to Trafalgar Square because I knew there would be bloody pidgeons there!!
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 19:52, Reply)
love in an elevator???
my fear is getting stuck in one of those posh hotel lifts(not the ones which smell of piss) with an extremely obese nymphomaniac, i would find that quite disturbing as she would be much stronger and well bigger and there's nothing i would be able to do about but im starting to get freaked out just thinking about it so im gunna shut up now!
CIAO!
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 19:40, Reply)
Don't know if this counts
I hadn't dreamed for around 5-6 years (OK not strictly true, but I'd certainly never wake up and think I'd had one). One night I woke up with cold sweat dripping all over me and my bed was soaked with sweat.

What had scared you that much? you may ask.

I was being chased by a satanic Frank Sidebottom. 5 Years without dreaming and that's all you get.
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 19:31, Reply)
MY DAD
has an irrational fear of ketchup. He'll go crazy if you go anywhere near him with it. Other than that my dad is great.
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 19:27, Reply)
OMG just remembered!
My other phobia is of the seemingly cute and innocent moomins!!! They have such large eyes, like aliens, I used to have nightmares that they would kidnap me and make me live with them.
Ok thats all my weird fears doen with now!
Toodle pip
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 19:17, Reply)
Newb post!
I think I truly must have the weirdest fear. For i am afraid of soup! Its the fact its just so lumpy and nasty, it freaks me out! I can remember my gran giving me some when i was little and I ran out of the room screaming and wouldnt re-enter untill the offending warm lumpy culprit had been removed.
Thank you and goodnight!
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 19:04, Reply)
Heartbeats.
You know that "thud-thud....thud-thud...thud-thud..." sound? Like at the Millenium Dome's old exhibit, "The Body"? Like in Final Fantasy 7 in the "jenova" sections? Like they occasionally use on adverts to build tension? It usually makes me want to throw up.

Also, having anthing wrapped around my wrist. I can't wear watches because I get so freaked out. The only things I can wear around my wrists are those wide-strapped leather punk bracelet things. Those don't bother me much. If I'm not irrational.... I honestly don't know who is
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 19:01, Reply)
Rice Crispies. or any other crisped rice product for that matter.
When i was little i was playing about near ant-nest and a saw an ant carry an egg. it looked exactly like a rice crispie. i've been put off them ever since.

Now when i have cereal, if any of the little bits have air bubble's in them, i have to smash it to make sure there's no ant's in there, even though i damn-well know there isn't

Brrr.
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 18:59, Reply)
hahahahaha
the things what really freaked me out when i was a kid was a kids tv programme called TerrorHawks!!

Fuck they were scary!! made me cry every time it came on the tv, and the theme tune to dr who!!
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 18:48, Reply)
I always
flush the toilet before use, just in case anything is hiding in there...

:/
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 18:40, Reply)
Thank You All So Very Much
I am now scared of just about everything on this list.
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 18:35, Reply)
sticking my head out of the window at night
Don't know why I did this, but I did. And it was terrifying. And snowing. I had to shut and lock the window tight and then sit with my head down for five minutes before I returned to normal.
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 18:31, Reply)
White socks
Somewhat weird but, I have a fear of wearing white socks with black trousers or black shoes.
I have a nightmare that i'm walking down the street wearing a black suit and black shoes, yet white socks. It scares me witless every time.
Its wrong.
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 18:29, Reply)
I used to be scared fo food
full stop.
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 18:28, Reply)
weird fears
I hate spiders, it's the way they crawl - like little evil hands!
It must be something to do with being a girl but I have a fear of wrinkles. I can't look at a picture of Mother Teresa for very long before I have to cover my eyes. Actually maybe it's just Mother Teresa.
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 18:27, Reply)
Ice in the fridge.
You know that grating noise that ice makes when two pieces of it slide against each other? Particularly when you are pulling frozen food out of the freezer, or trying to get ice cubes?
It makes me cringe and try to shut my ears and curl up into a ball.
Not that bad you think? It means I have to ask people to get things out of the freezer for me, and in the supermarket I bycott the frozen section as if my life depends upon it.
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 18:05, Reply)
Babies
More specifically, baby dolls.. the ones with the porcelain faces that just look real.. and EVEN MORE specifically, the baby porcelain face dolls with the fluffy bunny suits and ears on.. those things scare the living crap out of me.. hard to keep up a hardman reputation when youre scared of something like that.

But also, babies in genneral, they look at me like they would kill me in a second, and its not just paranoia as my mates have noticed the cold, long stares they give me

I DONT WANNA DIEE!!!!




edit: oh, and the terrahawks lady .. shes just pure 100% wrinkly evil
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 17:59, Reply)
Fine when I'm Sober. But when I'm drunk..............
.....Stepping on cracks in the pavement. Cue lots of strange looks tip toeing up to a crack then 3 mini leaps over the next lot. Cobble stones are a no go either! Dont know why!
(, Thu 29 Jan 2004, 17:50, Reply)

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