Halloween is this week…so I thought I would get into the spirit (get it? Spirit? Okay…bad pun). I have spent plenty of time striking fear into the hearts and minds of my kids so I thought it was only fair that I shared with the world what my fears are. At least 3 of them…
3 – Mice. It isn’t so much that I am “afraid” of them as it is that when they are around…I often find myself standing on a chair. In fact…once…while I was a night security guard at a steel mill…I saw a mouse and found myself on top of the desk. Here I am, the tough protector of the entire factory…and a mouse had me cornered. I did not last long as a security guard.
2 – Cleaning out the fridge. Okay…maybe I am being a little “fast and loose” with the definition of fear here but I refuse to clean the fridge. There is something about that old moldy food in the back of the fridge that gives me the heeby jeebies. I will do many things to get out of doing that chore. Ask my wife…she knows.
3 – Being Buried Alive. It absolutely freaks me out! Just the thought of it makes me a bit claustrophobic. When I see people locked into tight spaces on TV I often find myself looking the other way. It literally makes me begin to distance myself from other people and things to be sure I have plenty of space to breathe. Want to bury me in the sand at the beach? Prepare for a fight. An actual fight.
Now…it is your turn. What are you afraid of?