Categories Lunchtime Poll Lunchtime Poll 11/30 Post author By Ophelia Payne Post date Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 10 Comments on Lunchtime Poll 11/30 We’re going to the scary place today, readers. Do you have any irrational fears? What are they? For me, it’s spiders, other bugs which are big enough to leave goo when they’re squashed, and touching sandpaper. Tags big bugs, bugs, irrational fears, sandpaper, scary place, spiders By Ophelia Payne Editor in Chief of Persephone Magazine, Ophelia spends most of her time in front of a monitor. She writes long, rambling emails in her free time. View Archive → ← Popcorn – It’s good for more than stringing with cranberries → Just Boot It. 10 replies on “Lunchtime Poll 11/30” Microphones. They scare the crap out of me and my mind goes completely blank. I am also afraid of touching lizards. Zombies. Definitely zombies. I have the opposite problem as paperispatient, I worry that a bridge or overpass will collapse on me when I’m UNDER them, say, stopped in traffic. We need to make sure we’re not in the same place, at the same time, on the same bridge or overpass. Break-ins. Maybe that’s not such an irrational fear, since I’m alone quite a bit, in a house that doesn’t have a security system. We really need to get a dog. Snakes, spiders, shark attacks, the usual…..I think the thing that terrifies me most is the idea of being buried alive or trapped underground in a small space. I am always irrationally afraid that someone is lurking on the other side of my shower curtain. I usually tell myself I’m being ridiculous, but sometimes I have to peak out just to make sure. Yes, this. Me too! I don’t see very well, either, so I’ve been known to completely freak out about a towel hanging on the rack. Spiders and worms. Also, bridges spontaneously collapsing when I’m walking or driving over them. (I can’t swim.) My irrational fear is that someday Sarah Palin will be president. Ha! Agreed. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.