Have you had that yuck feeling when a fat-ass brown tinged worm wriggles out on the street? And leaves some murky trail with it? And when sweat trickles by your chin as that lizard crawls closer to you? How does your throat feel, after your wailing & soul screeching screams turns mute when your mom finally hits that flying cockroach with her chappal?
Can I confess now that the fear that I have harbored for so long is nothing but a phobia? Yes, that’s like me, a herpetophobic i.e. fear or aversion to reptiles, commonly lizards and snakes, and similar vertebrates as amphibians!
Spiders, cockroaches, rodents or basically anything that creeps or crawls is what I am afraid of. Oh I like to see them from far no doubt about that. But on close quarters I freak out, like real bad. My complete concentration is on that one creation of god. I wonder just why on earth god had to make it so creepy; I observe the anatomy, and actions with utmost importance. I track every move and stay on my toes to sprint. Believe me at that moment nothing else matters! And it all ends with the “Oh God, Why me!” curse.
I often wonder that one day I should confine to a room and think of the deadliest creepy reptiles, on my face, body, wriggling, biting and doing all sorts of stuff and I might be puking or going in a state of trance or hallucinating, facing my fear in one shot! My mom does have such evil plans, but alas it doesn’t really materialize. Psst...Please do not tell this to my sister. Please!
And you know even while hitting Google right now I actually ended up typing “creepy replies” instead of “creepy reptiles”. And I was wondering why weird looking faces were staring at me :/
There’s no way I am gonna put a picture here no matter how strong the impact may be! Damn!
Are you one too? Yes, hi5 bruh! I feel you! I “heart” you!
No, then what’s your phobia?
Go ahead and confess!