Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Phobia Edition

I am going on vacation for a week to New Mexico as kind of a late honeymoon. We are visiting one of my wife’s mothers, which is all fine and dandy, but it is making me confront a huge phobia of mine: flying.I hate flying a lot. I hate heights a lot. So being cramped in a metal cigar full of other people is not my idea of fun. I wasn’t as scared as I am now about it until I got in a bad car accident in the early 2000s. This has given me control issues; if I cannot see what is in front of me in any moving vehicle, I get super anxious. So combine my fear of heights and my control issues and turbulence, and I am a wreck with high blood pressure. I would like to think¬†Lost may have contributed to turbulence anxiety too, mostly because the ending was horrible. They tell you how safe air travel is. I would love to believe it, if I wasn’t being jostled in my seat at 500 MPH.

Everyone has some sort of phobia. Someone out there in P-Mag land has to be afraid of the number 13 right? That is the one phobia I have never really met anyone who has, even though it is presented like a lot of people fear that number. Please be my magical 13 phobic unicorn! I know spiders and snakes and creepy crawlies are big fears, but those are run of  the mill. Anyone have any awesome phobias to mention?

By Alyson

Queer Pop Culture Junkie in the Northwest. Addicted to Coffee, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fantasy Sports, The Mountain Goats, and Tottenham Hotspur.

5 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Phobia Edition”

I suffer from nyctophobia and acrophobia, fear of the dark and heights, respectively. I’m not entirely sure where my fear of darkness comes from. But, I know my fear of heights stems from a couple of childhood incidents in which I fell over the rails of a fire escape and, once, fell out of a tree.

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