The ” what wouldn’t you do for money” thread gotPosted 7 years ago
me wondering, what odd phobias do you all
have. Mine is Polystyrene, specifically the stiff stuff. I can’t stand it, even typing about it makes my flesh crawl. It makes ordering shiny stuff tricky without letting
mrs B know, pretty difficult, let me tell you.
When the cleaner comes into my room and cleans the bathroom, she pulls the shower curtain closed when she leaves.
First thing I do is pull it open. Can’t stop thinking there is something/someone behind there.
Why would you close it anyway? How is that helpful? I’m just going to have to open it to get in anyway.Posted 7 years agobeejSubscriber
Telephoning for takeaway food.
I’m scared of it all going wrong. Not helped by my early experiences being for a bunch of awkward people (“no cheese”, “can you make sure there’s no tomato in the curry”, “I don’t like coriander sprinkled on the top”, “can you check there’s no cream or yoghurt”). JUST PICK OUT THE BITS YOU DON’T LIKE!
To be fair, it’s hard to scrape the tomato sauce off a pizza.
Oh, and I don’t really like calling for taxis. In case they don’t arrive in time. Or just telephoning people in general.
I really should have thought through my career choice of working for a mobile phone company.Posted 7 years agoTNMember
I am not sure if you’d call it a phobia, but I have a ‘thing’ about fabric. I don’t walk round nekkid or anything, it’s just rubbing fabric with my hands – imagine that Punt & Dennis ‘milky milky’ sketch, rubbing their hands up and down their thighs. <shudder>Posted 7 years ago
Even watching other people rub fabric just creeps me out.
I make quite a lot of clothes – this is a little bit of a hindrance for me.
Yeah. Weird. :-SAdamWMember
Dunno if it is a strange one but I can’t abide blades. Keep having nightmares about them being hidden in soap or in something I eat. Scalpels send me screaming. Strange though that as long as the incision stuff has been done I can watch operations on the telly no problem!
EDIT: oh yeah, and bone-dry towels make my skin crawl. Weird that.Posted 7 years ago
Telephoning for takeaway food.
I’m scared of it all going wrong.
Not what I’d call a phobia, but I feel pretty intimidated going into a place like McDonalds or Burger King. It’s like you’re meant to know their menu off by heart or something. I don’t go to these places very often – I don’t know what a meal is, and I don’t know what drinks they do. But they look at me like I’m a complete freak when I ask..
EDIT: oh yeah, and bone-dry towels make my skin crawl. Weird that.
wtf?Posted 7 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
nicko74 – Member
Cotton wool. I can understand it, and in certain circumstances it’s useful, but just that feeling when you rub it together.
haha ! – I used to work with a girl who had a thing about it too. We used to sellotape it to the bottom of things and she’d pick them up and then chuck them away from her when she realised what was under there 😆
Oh, and “Chewing cotton wool” – 😯Posted 7 years ago
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