There is a strange phenomenon that occurs every Spring that creeps me out. I was hoping this would be the year that it failed to happen, but it isn't. It happened yesterday.
I noticed this phenomena about 3 years ago as I was driving home from work. The street that runs in front of my office, is the street I take to go home. It is a residential side street that leads to a main street. Approximately one block away from my work I noticed some 'stuff' in the street. There was quite a bit of it and it resembled something that made me shudder. It was a beautiful Spring day, one of the first really warm days of the new year, so my windows were down. As I approached this mass of 'stuff' I leaned my head out the window for a closer look. I slowed my car down to a crawl and as I inched closer my fears became reality. That 'stuff' was exactly what I thought it was..........SNAKES! Lots of them. Dead. Flat. Littering the street. I could feel the shivers up and down my spine. See! C-R-E-E-P-Y.
I have a completely irrational fear of snakes. When I see one I become paralyzed, literally. I can't move. My back begins to ache as thousands of goose bumps pop up all over my body. I actually found a couple of snakes in my house one time. Believe me...you do not want to hear that story. Needless to say, I don't live there anymore. I couldn't sleep because I knew the snakes were waiting to crawl into bed with me. Yea, it's not pretty.
What is most disturbing to me is not my fear, but how I am 'drawn' to them. I am so curious about snakes that I will watch anything and everything I can about them. Venom ER. Most Deadliest. Anything on Animal Planet that has snakes. For the past 3 years I have been aware of the creepy crawly 'stuff' in the middle of the street, but I always slow down and look at them. I wonder if it is a product of the 'fall'? You know the whole garden-serpent-tree-Adam-Eve-thing? Whatever it is....I'm creeped out and fascinated at the same time.
So, I am curious.....what's your biggest fear? OK.....to keep you all from having to say "losing my family"....I will rephrase that.....what is your biggest irrational fear? (This is really for my benefit so I don't have to feel like a freak:)