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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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For as long as I can remember, I've had an irrational fear of amputees.

Apparently it has a name - apotemnophobia.

I just can't stand to be around people who have arms/legs etc missing - my worst fear is me or one of my immediate family having to get something amputated. I've told all my close friends that if I'm in an accident and end up losing a limb and on a life support machine, I want it turned off. They also all know that if they ever had an amputation, I couldn't be their friend anymore.

At work, I had to serve a customer with one leg, and I completely froze, and just turned to my colleague and said "Rebecca, can you deal with this?!" and went off to gag in a fitting room.

I also hate being touched by foam - the only time I can bear it is if I'm wearing washing-up gloves and I'm cleaning the kitchen with a sponge.

Also, whenever I look at a kerb I imagine biting into it and breaking all my teeth.
(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 2:12, 2 replies)
Don't worry
most of them are 'armless...


Thank you, thanks very much, I'll be here all week.
(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 2:36, closed)
One of the members of my fishing
team has only one leg. He's awesome!
(, Sat 12 Apr 2008, 5:36, closed)

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