I’m skeered of that

3 September, 2010
Rat Fink

This morning I read a story about someone playing at the beach with her family, and getting buried in the sand up to her neck.

That would push me right over the edge. Actually, lots of things make me ooky. Hmm.

Phink Phobias

  1. This thing, of course
  2. Having anything over my face, or someone covering my head with a blanket or pillow
  3. Stepping in a hole and snapping my ankle (again)
  4. Heights
  5. Snakes

Now, this doesn’t mean I lapse into massive apoplexy or run about screaming when I encounter the above (I mean, I will fly if I absolutely have to, and I’ve ridden lots of roller coasters and that Power Tower thing at Cedar Point), but I certainly don’t enjoy experiencing any of the five. Feh, there are probably more I could add to the list.

Wait — I retract the apoplexy statement. #2 will send me into flippin’ orbit. I will take you out if you try it. And your family and your cat, too.

What makes you jittery, uncomfortable or even terrified? I covet your lists.

Is it finally Finkday? Yay!!

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3 September, 2010 6:41 am

1 – Alcoholism/drunk people. (I’m still not sure why it terrifies me.)
2 – Extreme speed
3 – Spiders that creep up unexpectedly. I can stand them from a distance.
4 – The dark.
5 – The thought of drowning.


3 September, 2010 9:41 am

1. Trains. (terrible childhood experience involving a bike, stuck bike tire, flashing red lights, and oncoming train)
2. Not having chapstick!


3 September, 2010 10:41 am

1. I freak out on days I don’t get to read the Fink’s blog :)
2. Getting old is not that attractive to me, but fighting the persistence of the calendar is difficult/impossible.
3. Utility bills
4. The price of gasoline
5. Cars that come to close to me when I’m bike riding
6. Guns


3 September, 2010 11:42 am

1. Heights–though flying in planes doesn’t bother me. Ladders, the school jackstack, very little support at great heights–I can deal with but don’t like it!
2. Anything medical–I tend to freeze up when visiting the doctor’s office. I dont’ mind the dentist as the lady hygenist is cute!!
3. The upcoming colonoscopy has put me off using the garden hose!
4. Making musical arrangements for the carillon–just looking at blank music manuscript paper, the original copy and my pencil put me off until I actually start writing.


3 September, 2010 6:42 pm

Addendum to #3
I’m not too thrilled about seeing pictures of geysers or artesian springs either!


3 September, 2010 11:13 pm

1. Trains. All that power and weight can wreak some havoc if it’s not under control.
2. Clowns. Don’t even ask me why because I don’t know.



Edwin C. Rasterburn
Edwin C. Rasterburn
4 September, 2010 1:39 am

I’m afraid of writing down my fears and having people find out what they are so they can be used against me at a future date.