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What gives you the heebie-jeebies?

It's a bit strong to call this a phobia, but for me it's the thought of biting into a dry flannel. I've no idea why I'd ever want to or even get the opportunity to do so, seeing as I don't own one, but it makes my teeth hurt to think about it. *ewww*

Tell us what innocent things make you go pale, wobbly and send shivers down your spine.

(, Thu 10 Apr 2008, 13:34)
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chewing foil, mum eating and not closing the front door properly
Not really a phobia but I cannot stand, when eating sweets or anything that has individual units wrapped in foil like Toffos, biting off a little bit of the foil wrapper by accident and it rubbing on my fillings as I chew, making my mouth go metally. It's making my arms tingle just writing about it.

When I was a child the sound of my mum chewing her dinner really freaked me out - also in the summer when she had bare feet she would sometimes stretch out her legs and spread her toes out, for some reason I used to find this quite disgusting. Actually I think I was a horrible horrible ungrateful child - I found my old spirograph in the loft the other day and on the bit of thick cardboard used to pin the cogs and wotnot to I had drawn a bedraggled woman with a dripping nose and underneath I had written, "Mums work is disgusting, she puts her hands in the toilet" and on the other side "Mums got gooleys".

I am always scared I have left the front door open by accident after leaving my house, and being aware of this I usually deliberately pay attention and register it's successfully shut. Sometimes I forget though and have even had to turn the car round mid journey to go home and check (I pretend to go in a get something). I have had it where I did one of these checks and then couldn't remember again if I had closed the door properly after I left the second time. Maybe I should just do a visual inspection instead of starting up a whole new opening/closing the door session, but I don’t want people to know that’s what I’m doing you see.
(, Fri 11 Apr 2008, 14:04, 3 replies)
Yeah, i have the same issue with closing and locking doors, especially with my car.

I now have a system whereby if I lock my car, I then pull a handle, this then makes my tiny mind realise that the car is now locked. Perhaps you could use the same system with your house? lock the door then test it, once tested then this proves the door is locked?
(, Fri 11 Apr 2008, 14:20, closed)
If you have a celphone with a camera or maybe just a digital camera, you can take a shot of the door each day as you leave, thus reassuring yourself later.
(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 1:13, closed)
all good ideas
but they share having to remember to do something - I thought a spring on the door so it always closes might work - but then no doubt end up locked out.
(, Wed 16 Apr 2008, 11:31, closed)

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