"I cannot look in the mirror in a dark room. It must stem from childhood “Bloody Mary” stories. Freaks me the hell out."
"Deposit checks in the ATM. I’m barely in my twenties, and I still don’t trust those darned machines."
"I’ll start. I will never sing in the shower when I’m home alone for fear that someone else will start singing with me."
"I hate putting air in car tires. I always get this vision of one blowing up in my face because I overinflated or something. Terrifying."
"My wife can’t stand polystyrene. I have to open anything that comes new in a box, and get rid of the packaging while she’s in a different room. She loves bubble wrap though.
My uncle was the same. One day I thought I was being funny, so I took the lid on the Styrofoam cooler and slid it back and forth to make that squeaking noise. At the time, with our family around, he just shot me a dirty look.
A few hours later we were going to the store to get something and I was in the passenger seat. He stops at the store, turns the car off and before he gets out, grabs 11 year old me by the shirt collar, gets 2 inches from my face and grunts “that’s not [email protected]#king funny and if you do it again I will make you pay.”"
"I will never brush my teeth with wet hands because I have this fear that my hand will slip and I’ll punch myself in the mouth."
"I’m kind of like this, but what I’m afraid of is swimming in open water where I can’t see the bottom. The scariest thought for me is something coming up from underneath me, or swimming over some huge shapeless shadow in the water. I’ve always imagined that if I was on the deck of the Titanic, and had to start swimming as it went down, I would absolutely [email protected]#t myself watching that huge black shape fall down to the bottom."
"I don’t FEAR it, but I’d rather not walk over grates on the sidewalk when I could just continue walking on solid ground."
"Phone calls. I can text, but answering or talking on the phone is really hard for me.
This must be more common than I thought. All my friends [email protected]#king love talking on the phone, but I’ve never been able to do it without feeling incredibly awkward. I think it has something to do with talking (as opposed to writing) and not being able to see facial expressions."
"My dad is scared of bananas because his uncle pushed one into his face when he was a boy."
"I don’t babysit other people’s kids – ever. My cousin was made an example of by a county attorney because the kid she was babysitting died of pneumonia during her care.
The parents skipped town and she got sent to prison."
"Shower during a thunderstorm. I always thought that somehow that there might be an off chance that lightning hits the water source somewhere and it travels all the way to my shower, and police find a guy dead on the floor, with his hand around his penis."
"I won’t walk underneath the flight paths of birds, and will in fact change my travel trajectory to avoid them. I wouldn’t call it a fear in the classical sense of the term, but I’m paranoid that they will cr#p all over me if I let my guard down."
"I haven’t been to a barber to get my hair cut since I was about 14. I don’t know what it is but I never know what to say to them, and it probably sounds stupid but I feel like they judge me because of my hair. I just do it myself or get a friend to."
"Sleep completely nude. I’m terrified by the thought that a spider will try and get intimate-&-interactive with my vajeen, and attempt to crawl inside."
"I once saw a movie where a snake came out of a toilet bowl, and so from ages like 6-12, I was afraid to poop without stuffing the toilet with toilet paper, and having my legs spread open so that I could see down in the toilet bowl."
"Go to the dentist. Although, I actually WENT to the dentist 2 days ago to have two teeth removed. They were infected, painful, and should have been out 10 years ago. I’m dumb :("
"I can’t do anything bathroom related if I know someone is nearby. I just don’t want people listening to me do my business."