Thursday, May 10, 2007

Irrational Fears

I have a ridiculous fear of balloons...

Fear of blowing them up, in case they pop in my face.
Fear of watching some one else blow it up, in case it pops.
Fear of picking up a large quantity of balloons, in case they all pop in the car.

I hate the sound they make when they are getting too full.
I hate the sound they make when they rub together.
I hate the sound they make when they pop.

I am aware of how irrational this fear is, since not much could happen even if a balloon popped in my face...but they still totally freak me out and so I try to avoid them at all cost.

4 comments :

Heather McTaggart said...

So glad to hear someone else feels the same way I do...
I even tell my kids a "little while lie" when they are little...

Here is it: "the policeman says it's against the law to have balloons in the car. Sorry you have to let it go before we get in!"

Gina said...

You got that fear from me. I never let my kids now or have I ever let them have balloons anywhere near me. Worst job in the world? The balloon hat maker at restaurants.

Brent said...

I'll make sure to bring balloons for special occasions...or just random times.

Annie Summers said...

I absolutely have this fear! I hate how loud and unpredictable the sound is... that's what scares me!