‘I’m afraid of buttons’ and other ridiculous phobias
(AND OTHER RIDICULOUS PHOBIAS...)
Think your stock- standard fear of snakes is something to cry about? Run along, they’re actually dangerous. Mel Evans meets a few women whose fears are very outside the box – and most likely inside your wardrobe…
GOOGLE 'PHOBIA DEFINITION'
and you’ll see the definition ‘an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something’. Following that will be a little example that says, ‘ She suffered from a phobia about birds’. Which is quite convenient, as I do have a phobia about birds. Dead ones, specifically. Ever since I can remember, I haven’t been able to see one without getting lightheaded and having my heart leap into my throat. I don’t particularly enjoy live birds, either. Was I traumatised as a child by a f lock of seagulls? Not at all. it’s just one of those unexplainable phobias that has no rhyme or reason. While I haven’t found anyone with the same fear, I have come across others who fear the harmless and benevolent. I’m not alone in this world, it seems.