I suppose we all have those couple of things that we're just kind of weird about. I've read a few posts recently talking about irrational fears or ideas and it made me want to share a few of mine. And so, without further ado, Ways That I Am Crazy:
Things That Are Inherently Dirty - this started out as I Won't Touch Garbage Cans, but it has grown, oh, how it has grown. Now it includes newsprint, fireplace implements, garbage bags, and bullets (Rock is former military). The basic idea is that some things are Dirty and I really don't like to touch them. I can, if I have to, but then I have to wash my hands immediately. And I make faces when I have to touch them. I will actually move the garbage can in my office around with my feet. I've been doing it for years, so I'm quite good at it. Rock started off thinking this was a slightly cute personality quirk and was willing to take out the trash and replace the garbage bags so that I never had to touch them. As the list has grown, though, he's gotten a bit annoyed and is starting to think that I'm either insane or making the rules up to suit myself. He does still take out the trash and replace the garbage bags, though.
Snake in Toilet - Ehm, this one kind of started from those old country stories of critters in the toilet, maybe you've heard them? No? Well, there was also at least one news story of an actual snake in someone's toilet. So I just make it a point to look before I sit down.
Something Awful Happens While I am in Bathroom - it never fails that when I am in the bathroom or taking a shower, Rock and the kids have a screaming fit or there is a crashing thud. I have a horror that something drastic will happen while I am indisposed or showering and one of the children will be seriously hurt or dead. And then, when the police interview me, I'll be all, "I was in the bathroom. Yes, the whole time. No, I couldn't get up and go look. Well, yes, I did get up eventually. Yes, by then it was too late."
C'mon, tell me I'm not alone here. Share your irrational fear or thoughts in the comments.