Blennophobia/MyxophobiaDefined as "a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of slime"
I bet you're wondering what that's all about . . . My sister screams her head off if she sees a spider and ES totally freaks if he sees snakes but for the past 29 years I've never thought of myself as really scared of anything, until last night!! While sitting in the kitchen chatting with Estee & Giulia last night I discovered something I'm afraid of, the damn snails that are all over the place when it rains. I was under the misconception that snails live near lakes & oceans, but apparently they can live in cities as well, WTF (as my mom might say - lol). I remember when I was little Patty & I use to go into the "deep" water, pick the snails to put in a bucket, and I was never scared then, but just seeing them all over the place last night just gave me the chills, so much that I had to close the curtain so I couldn't see them anymore.
Phobias can be so strange . . .arachnophobia, ophidiophobia, paraskavedekatriaphobia, and emetophobia I can understand all of those, but myxophobia (aka blennophobia) seems a bit silly when I actually think about it, but the snails on the deck & walkway really threw me for a loop. This morning when I went down to get my breakfast & it wasn't raining out (finally) the first thing I did before starting the kettle was to look to see if the 5 snails I'd seen last night were still around - LUCKILY they were all gone :) When Estee got home tonight she saw me sitting by the sliding door & commented on how the snails must be gone if I'm able to sit there - LOL.
Just to let you know in thinking about it I think I'd be just as scared of slugs, since they are both members of the mollusk group and are similar with the exception in that slugs lack an external shell.
Well that's my 2 cents for you today. Hope you're having a good weekend!!