November 3, 2010 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #592896
Don’t be embarrassed we all have them.November 3, 2010 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm #1029785
Thunder n lightening
That the NYC trains will collapse over my headNovember 3, 2010 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #1029786WolfishMusingsParticipant
My unexplainable fear is that even though I seem perfectly normal to myself, I am, in truth, odd, abnormal, cognitively and/or socially impaired and I am just too “out of it” to even notice — and everyone knows it except for me.
The WolfNovember 3, 2010 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #1029787esssMember
bugs!!November 3, 2010 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm #1029788says whoMember
changing lanesNovember 3, 2010 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #1029789gavra_at_workParticipant
By the time I am 120, if C”V Moshiach is not here, I will be considered Reform.
Don’t know if that counts as “Unexplainable”.November 3, 2010 6:42 pm at 6:42 pm #1029790dunnoMember
Same! Athough I don’t think that constitues an unexplainable fear…November 3, 2010 6:46 pm at 6:46 pm #1029791
that a bird will drop a package on my head:)November 3, 2010 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #1029792bptParticipant
Mice. Sounds weird, because I’m not afraid of bugs, dogs, bad guys. But mickey sends into a fit. Oddly enough, chipmunks, snakes and squirrels don’t phase me at all. But Mice? Forget it. We’ve mouse proofed our house, so at least I’m safe there. But one time, one must have gotten in when the door was left open, and until I caught it, I was a basket case. Maybe if they made some noise when they ran, but since you can’t hear them, I flip when they scoot out from under the fridge. That’s my weak spot.
That, and I really can’t overcome my aversion to old people’s skin. I have no problem cleaning bathrooms, cleaning up after floods, changing kids diapers, washing greasy dishes, but the thought of handling old people really takes a lot (and I mean A LOT) of will power.
But when push comes to shove, I’ll bathe an elderly man, but lock me in a room where mice are running around? I’ll be climbing the walls.November 3, 2010 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #1029793squeakParticipant
Mine is that people will make up a substitute word when they can’t think of “inexplicable”.November 3, 2010 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm #1029794
Public BathroomsNovember 3, 2010 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm #1029795theprof1Participant
Police. And no I don’t do anything illegal. The police in Chicago were these big gruff guys with leather jackets. And when I was 16 my friend and I who were chatting on the corner after maariv, were arrested for curfew. Since then I’m terrified of police. I shake if I have to ask for directions (also I’m male, we never ask).November 3, 2010 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #1029796
Unexplainable is a word
Who isn’t afraid of public bathrooms they are nasty and germ ridden.
I’m actually afraid I will swallow a bug while I’m sleeping.November 3, 2010 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #1029797
let me guess, you’re a female? lolNovember 3, 2010 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #1029798
forgive me, does that mean you walk looking up?
constantly think of it?
only think of it if you see birds around you?
it’s an interesting fear, more plausible then changing lanes, but something that rarely happens, and if it did, isn’t dangerous. hmmm i find it interesting.November 3, 2010 7:27 pm at 7:27 pm #1029799
i always pictured you as an older, bald guy, and socially retarded.
i think you confirmed 1 of them, are u bald?
serious question, are u?November 3, 2010 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #1029800dunnoMember
LOL squeekNovember 3, 2010 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #1029801
Sac, is that a fear or an aversion?November 3, 2010 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm #1029802
I did not imagine him bald…November 3, 2010 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #1029803
and blinky- thanks for reminding me – that’s another one of my fears. As soon as I see a bird (or a flock of birds!) I start ducking, tilting my head away from the birds…you get the picture. Makes an odd one to my fellow pedestrians…November 3, 2010 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #1029804
chesedname- you got it i walk constantly with my eyes up some ppl think that its for shmiras aynayim purposes:)
No everytime i walk in certain areas where birds like to congregate (like by the train tracks) i walk by very quuickly!November 3, 2010 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm #1029805
Mice (no offense to Squeak).
Also, lightning (if I am outdoors even for a second) and cockroaches. I absolutely freak out if I see either of those.November 3, 2010 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm #1029806crdleMember
says who- lolllllll do i know u?November 3, 2010 8:07 pm at 8:07 pm #1029807says whoMember
Oh, so this thread is meant to figure out people? Another fear.November 3, 2010 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #1029808squeakParticipant
Unexplainable is a word
It is, but not the right word in this case. Irrational fear is probably the best word to use, but inexplicable is next best. If the fear was unexplanable (i.e. has an explanation but we just don’t know it), it wouldn’t take therapy to get past it. If it is irrational, it has no explanation (except that portions of the human mind are irrational), hence it is inexplicable.November 3, 2010 9:30 pm at 9:30 pm #1029809apushatayidParticipant
Blinky. Its why yeshiva bachurim wear hats outside.November 3, 2010 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm #1029810MoqMember
the shvigger. She’s really a nice lady, though. :::shiver:::November 3, 2010 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm #1029811cshapiroMember
heights and being left alone with some of my clients…November 3, 2010 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm #1029812
I think I got all of your fears 🙁
roaches, mice, birds, and Im also afraid of those big signs dangling over each corner store on metal rods(with the store name on it)and traffic lights, that they will swing from strong winds Chas Vsholom and fall. Same to bricks from construction sights.
I also have a terrible fear from sickness.November 3, 2010 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #1029813Be HappyParticipant
spiders!! ugh!November 3, 2010 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm #1029814
I am so scared of mice, that when we had a problem, due to construction work going on next door, I called the exterminator, put sticky traps across every door’s threshhold, and slept in my shoes until we saw no more of them (yes, I know, you are not supposed to sleep with shoes on, but I was that scared of them !).November 3, 2010 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm #1029815
I forgot to say, I am also unexplainably scared of hearing a bug go CRRRRRUNCH, if I were to step on it, especially if it is a bigger than usual size bug. I also will not eat something that is plated or in bag on the table (i.e. in a restaurant) if as I am eating a bug merely passes nearby the food, but never touches it. I am so grossed out that it was in proximity to my food, that I cannot eat the food, that was perfectly clean.November 4, 2010 1:28 am at 1:28 am #1029816
Its both rolled into one.
I’m so nervous that I’ll have to use a public bathroom when I’m out I’ll literally go before hand like a million times. I think we are bordering on OCD 😉November 4, 2010 1:51 am at 1:51 am #1029817sms007Member
the dark (ok, i officially feel like a baby lol) and scary lookin peopleNovember 4, 2010 3:17 am at 3:17 am #1029818snapplegrlMember
As much as i love roller coasters- i always get scared that seatbelts will open while while we flying in the air… but that doesnt stop me from going…
i also scared of police- flashing me down…November 4, 2010 6:35 pm at 6:35 pm #1029819
Is there anyone here whos NOT afraid of dogs? Cuz I feel like I’m the only who doesn’t go shreiking, half way onto the street as soon as a dog comes into sight…November 4, 2010 6:38 pm at 6:38 pm #1029820
Me, couldnt care less about dogs.November 4, 2010 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #1029821shimmelMember
Horrible fear of fire!November 4, 2010 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm #1029822
If you are scared of them you have more of a chance of being attacked by one. They sense fear. Dogs are very loving animals. There’s nothing to be afraid of. Or if you feel scared you can say the pasuk “lchol bnei yisroel lo yichratz kelev lishono.”November 4, 2010 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #1029823
I wasnt scared of dogs until my friend got bitten by one.November 4, 2010 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #1029824
smarcookie- ouch! Was she Ok?November 4, 2010 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #1029825
Yay! I get to correct a Posuk (everyone stay tuned Moshiach is prolly coming)
Omit Bnai.November 4, 2010 7:26 pm at 7:26 pm #1029826
Well, after being in the hospital she was!November 4, 2010 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #1029827
Are you sure? Moshiach is at stake! 😉November 4, 2010 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #1029828
There there, its ok to be wrong.
(and no Bracha needed) 😉November 4, 2010 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #1029829minyan galMember
Most bugs and rodents. Don’t even like hamsters. I am allergic to bee stings so if a bee/wasp/hornet comes anywhere near me I become almost catatonic but noisy.November 4, 2010 8:00 pm at 8:00 pm #1029830minyan galMember
After typing the above, I think I hear a limerick coming. Stay tuned.November 4, 2010 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm #1029831
Wait you think you are right?November 4, 2010 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm #1029832amichaiParticipant
not being careful enough when I cross the road and getting hit c’v. I always look back and forth 10 x before I cross cause I’m so scared.November 4, 2010 8:10 pm at 8:10 pm #1029833tunabeigel123Member
Bees, wasps, beetles and all the rest of them including mice and those types of little creatures.
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