Sunday, December 7, 2008
I am irrationally afraid of vomit. Yeah, most people can't stand the stuff either, but I'm actually phobic. At the slightest indication that someone's going to puke within my range of sight/hearing, I have to run away to some corner with my hands clapped over my ears, humming to myself with my eyes squeezed shut. Most people hate flying because they think the plane's going to crash. I'm more afraid of someone being airsick on me than dying in a crash. That's how much I can't stand vomit. The sight/sound/smell of someone vomiting to me looks and sounds like they are dying a terrible death. I really don't know why, either but apparently I'm not alone in my irrational fear. Emetophobia is among the top ten most common phobias.