June 24, 2004

I'll Give You a Topic...

I'm a strong swimmer and I love to swim, but I have an inordinate amount of discomfort around pool drains. In large pools I try to avoid swimming above them if at all possible.

What are your phobias?

Posted by Jennifer at June 24, 2004 09:22 AM


And here I thought I was the only freak of nature with that issue. Pool drains freak me out! I would rather swim in an above ground pool with no drain!! I also have issues swimming in lakes, ponds, rivers, etc. If I can't see the bottom or what is below me I am not comfortable!

I just keep remembering how some drowning victims are never found..........oh and the Friday the 13th where Jason pops up out of the water doesn't help!

Posted by: jen at June 24, 2004 09:35 AM

Basement stairs without the back part. They were a cause of major childhood trauma. Even today I have to control myself to walk up these things at a normal pace and I feel something under the stairs reaching for my ankles.

Posted by: Jim at June 24, 2004 09:37 AM

Lovely Wife has the water thing. She will not go into water where she can't see the bottom.

Posted by: Jim at June 24, 2004 09:38 AM

I'm afraid Glenn Reynolds will blend my puppy.

Off-topic: mmmmm... loose & straight ;-)

Posted by: Harvey at June 24, 2004 10:35 AM

Just making sure you're paying attention, Harv.

Posted by: Jennifer at June 24, 2004 10:37 AM

I must be a real freak, I have the water (not seeing the bottom, hey I grew up with jaws) and the no back of stairs thing. I keep thinking I'm going to fall threw.

I also have a worm thing, ewe they are just so gross. I'm freaked out just talking about them. In elementary school I was found during a rainstorm on my way to school screaming like a wild thing because there were so many worms on the sidewalk I couldn't walk. It got to the point where I had to be driven to/from school if it was raining.

Posted by: Machelle at June 24, 2004 11:53 AM

Sometimes I'm worried that someone is going to leave a plate of mayonnaise sitting in my car in the summer heat and then I'm going to get in and spill it on the carpet or something.


Posted by: Trey Givens at June 24, 2004 08:46 PM

I cant believe that other people are freaked out by pool drains like me! Until I found this I thought I was some kind of freak...I hate any water where you cant see the bottom and cant go anywhere near a pool on my own...

Posted by: lucy at July 5, 2004 01:22 AM