Absolute pathological phobia about RATS!!!! OMG, terrified! Funnily enough when people have them as pets, or in pet shop windows they don't particularly worry me (wouldn't want to pat one though!), but the thought of a feral rat just about makes me scream. Once was at a movie where the scene ended with this rat jumping at this dead guys face, the thing jumped right at the camera with its fangs bared, I had to leave the theatre and was hyperventilating.
Magpies, never been swooped, but they are everywhere at my house, I reackon the people that rented here before us must have fed them, as they hang out here all the time. I am scared of Dakota getting swooped and can't even leave her outside sitting on a blanket while I get another load of washing or something, always have to bring her in as they just sit around the backyard, and on the washing line and STARE, like they are stalking us, YUCK. My poor dad used to get swooped all the time on the way to the footy club, ripped his poor bald head apart they did, until we got him a hat, then they stopped!!
PEACH SKIN, can't stand the feel of it, sends shivers down my spine. Can't buy peaches for Gaz, as can't touch them. If he buys them he has to put them where I can't see them, as even looking at them gives me the feeling of having touched them!!
I used to be scared of fish, as once I went down a waterslide that was in the water at the beach, and when I got to the bottom and looked down and there were fish slithering all around my legs, I was about 5 or 6 and it freaked me right out. I might have gotten over this one though, a couple of years ago in Vanuatu we went snorkelling all the time, with hundreds of fish around me, and I even went scuba diving. Will never get over my phobia of rats though, never!
Gary 50 (tired, but willing!)
2 angels, Sept 00 and Sept 02
Proud mum to Dakota Margaret, 12/09/03
Number 2 DAUGHTER DUE 23/12/04