Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

Ah, fear.

This is the time of year when that valuable commodity, fear, is tapped from every desperate merchandising angle. The commercials. The books. The stores. Take a look at the influx of spooky movies Hollywood throws at us just about now.  I suppose if there were more viewers like me, the spooky movie industry would either go bankrupt or adjust its offerings.

What scares me? Not over-the-top Hollywood movies full of gore, and sudden bursts of loud music to call up a startle reaction. Not lions or tigers or bears. Not ghouls, monsters, vampires, werewolves or zombies. Not fire-breathing dragons or Rottweilers. Not even spiders.

Here’s what I’m afraid of:

  • All matter or rodents including, but not limited to, mice, gerbils, rats, hamsters
  • Hummingbirds
  • Chickens and geese
  • Little striped garden snakes
  • Optometrists and Ophthalmologists
  • Walmart after Thanksgiving Day
  • The old band, Flock of Seagulls
  •  Beets, canned, pickled, whole, diced and/or sliced
OK, so I’m not afraid of things normal people fear. Halloween means nothing to me except as a way to indulge on any bite-sized candy left in the house on November 1st.
Maybe you have freaky fear. Do you?





8 Replies to “Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.”

  1. I agree with the fear of eye doctors. That puff of air to the corena is terrifying.

    I also fear:

    Polar bears
    being stuck in a blizzard with no supplies
    large crowds
    Heights–can’t even stand on a chair without hyperventaling
    Flying coach

  2. Fearful of:
    spiders, all spiders regardless of color and size,
    beets with their infiltrating purple juices,
    not getting to spend time with my grandchildren,
    forgetting where I am, and
    any type of creepy thing/person that is too quiet as it enters my space!

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