Monday, March 29, 2010
How I Got My Phobia
I was reminded today of why I have a phobia of roaches. It's more of a compilation of events, but either way, they freak me out. I hope my story doesn't do the same to you.
My first phobia beginnings happened when we lived in Texas. The roaches there are HUGE! And not only are they huge, but they FLY! And not only are they huge, and fly, they make a CLICKING noise!! And not only are they huge, fly, and make a clicking noise, they fly DIRECTLY AT YOU! I think that's pretty self explanatory.
Stage two: I did quite a bit of babysitting growing up. One day this woman asked me to come babysit her two kids, a little boy and a baby. When I got there, I was sitting on the couch, and noticed roaches climbing on the back of it. That creeped me out, and I sat clear up on the edge of the couch, and kept my eye on the roaches to make sure none climbed on me. I needed to change the baby's diaper, so I went in the bedroom, only to find that a dirty cloth diaper had been left on the ground and roaches were running through it. I quickly changed the diaper and hurried to the bathroom to wash my hands. It was dark in the hall, and as I pushed open the door to the bathroom, a roach fell from the door and grazed my arm on it's way to the ground. I can't remember if I screamed, but I wouldn't be surprised if I did.
The woman had told me to make cheese sandwiches for the kids for lunch. I went in to the kitchen and got out a pan. But when I went to put it on the stove, I saw that roaches were running in and out of the stove. I reached for a bottle in the cupboard, but roaches were running in and out of the cupboard. I decided it would be safer to get one out of the dishwasher. There were roaches IN THE DISHWASHER!! That was the last straw for me. I called my Mom and had her come get us. I couldn't cook with roaches running around the food. When my Mom came to get us, she made me shake everything before putting it in the car. She didn't want any of the roaches moving to our house!
I think fumigating is expensive and not very healthy. But if I ever get roaches in my house, I'm definitely paying the money, even if I have to go without other things. I HATE ROACHES!!!