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I'll level with you. I'm really freaked out by loose buttons. I'm fine while they're doing their job, but once they're free the evil bastards are a major threat to my life. Tell us what spooks you, and how you cope. Also: church bells, doner kebab salads, death.

(, Thu 11 Sep 2014, 17:18)
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Certain flying insects
Wasps for starters, but I think that's fair enough given that they're absolute bastards, and I don't see this as much more illogical than spiders.

More strangely, daddy long legs* kind of freak me out. I think this is principally due to my older brother (fulfilling his brotherly duty of winding his younger brother up) telling me that they were mosquitoes, and this not getting spotted and corrected by my parents for several years. The daddy long legs is quite a big insect if you think it's going to drink your blood, especially as it's got a big fuckoff nose. (You know that fear of massive hypodermic needles? Yeah, that, but on an insect, and at night when you're not expecting it.) Even today having one come towards me causes a slight GET AWAY FROM ME YOU FUCKING BASTARD instinct. Maybe the stupid way they wave their legs around doesn't help. Pointless bloody things.

Fucking brothers.

*To Australians and the like that may be confused, I mean this thing, not the daddy long legs spider. I'm okay with spiders (up to a certain size), strangely enough.
(, Thu 11 Sep 2014, 17:49, 4 replies)
Tell us more about 'fucking brothers'.

(, Thu 11 Sep 2014, 17:54, closed)
Not like that
(, Thu 11 Sep 2014, 18:20, closed)
What is it about brothers and Daddy Long Legs?
As they appear mainly in the autumn, my brother developed the seasonal habit of putting the bedroom light on and opening the curtains before beckoning flamboyantly and declaiming, "Come, my pretties," in an attempt to attract the bastards into the room so they could do that drifty-bouncy flying thing and dangle their legs on me all night.

And no, it wasn't him tea-bagging me in the dark.
(, Thu 11 Sep 2014, 19:21, closed)
did he keep the light on then
The kinky perv?
(, Fri 12 Sep 2014, 11:44, closed)

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