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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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Not escalators themselves but the section on some where they reach the floor of the next level. I'm always terrified that I'll get my head stuck in there become deaded. For some reason, even though this idea fills me with dread, I always have an urge to stick my head in.

On a lighter note:
"An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You would never see an Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order sign, just Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience.” Mitch Hedberg

I'm not Mitch Hedberg.
(, Fri 11 Apr 2008, 16:05, 6 replies)
Escalators rock.
I have a strong emotional attachment to escalators. And I hate it when they become stairs because people still hesitate at the end.
(, Fri 11 Apr 2008, 16:12, closed)
That's the 2nd time in as many days as I';ve heard that quote, why is that? It;s not like it's a popular quote...
(, Fri 11 Apr 2008, 16:28, closed)
Yes same here (about hearing the quote).


Incidentally they can break a woman was killed when a step collapsed and she fell into the mechanism. Nasty way to go I should imagine.
(, Fri 11 Apr 2008, 16:29, closed)
have you ever been on a curved escalator? they are fantastic, imagine the joy you feel having alighted a straight elevator and multiply by tenfold and you will still be nowhere near the feeling of elation at having conquered a curved escalator - feat of engineering wonder is what they are
(, Fri 11 Apr 2008, 16:54, closed)
Meee tooo
When I was 4, I had a horrible escalator experience which has altered the way I approach said escalating stairs. My mom was holding my baby brother, so I had to get on the escalator without help. Being little, I was dumb and stepped onto two steps at once, which is easy because they're flat at the bottom. Then, when the top step started to rise, I tumbled backwards and apparently got stuck in recycled tumbling motion at the bottom. Every time I would try to get up, I would fall again - because my mom was 3/4 of the way up the escalator with my brother and couldn't go back down. Finally a guy helped me...
Now, I ALWAYS make sure that I'm stepping onto ONE step.
(, Fri 11 Apr 2008, 19:48, closed)
I really do like escalators, it's more the ceiling that gives me the willies. It's also strange when an escalator isn't working and you first step on, I always do a weird jerky step because, I guess subconsciously, I still expect the steps to be moving.

That quote popped up on an iGoogle thingy-ma-bob. I liked it, I copied, I pasted.
(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 10:15, closed)

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