Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Another HOOT

HOOT= Husband Out of Town

So what is with me and the geckos? And why is it that anytime my hubby is out of town, I run into all kinds of problems?

Last weekend, as I was going to water my plants, I noticed a baby gecko was lounging between my patio door. I am terrified of them. So I screamed and shut the door. And locked it. And it remained locked until yesterday.

The gentleman who does my yard work showed up last evening. I unlocked the patio door and explained the situation to him. I wanted him to open the door from outside and verify if the gecko was still stuck in my patio door.

If gecko found, catch it and release far from my house.

If gecko runs into my house, do whatever to remove it from my house.

If no gecko found, chilled beer for everyone.

So he opened the patio door and looked around. And he found nothing. But I spotted it. Sitting right there. And I screamed and screamed and screamed.

He finally saw it and grabbed it and released it. His entire crew was watching this by now. And they all started laughing. And telling me how good the geckos are.

I like geckos just fine. I just don't want them in my house. I am very seriously phobic about them. It has to do with an incident that happened in my childhood that I never ever want to talk about.

All I have to say is that dear geckos. Let's coexist. You in your space and me in mine.

And frankly everyone laughs at me about this. And gives me advice. I know that I have a serious phobia about this. It is irrational. I know that they are good for the earth. I know. I know. But I am terrified of them. And it is not funny to me at all.

So what about you? Do you have an irrational phobia? Something no one understands?


Anonymous said...

I am the same way about cockroaches. I don't believe in killing any living thing. So we "escort" all unwanted critter out the door and tell them they are not welcome. We have a child's bug net to help us with this. I also have engaged neighbor children to escort roaches out... I can't be in a room with a roach.

mythopolis said...

Wait.........I have to finish laughing before I can comment.............ok...ummm...sorry.....phobias are not a laughing matter, and in fact, I have an irrational fear of laughing inappropriately. So I do apologize. I do feel some empathy for the poor little gecko who only wanted to sell you car insurance but was met with hysterical screaming. So for all you little door-to-door geckos out there, I would like to apologize on Scriber's behalf...she couldn't help it...she has 'geckophobia'! : )hahahahahah...oh no, I am laughing again...somebody please stop me...I am so afraid.....................

postcardsfromwildwood said...

I don't have any irrational phobias. All of my phobias are entirely rational and well founded...

mythopolis said...

Oh thank you, have given me just the snappy comeback to say to my shrink, when I start laughing inappropriately at his attempts to hypnotize me so as to make me stop laughing!

NicoleB said...

Spiders and height.
I'm getting better at both.
One via pictures and the other via experiencing it from time to time.

Not sure what you could do with yours. Take pics and get a tad closer every time?

mythopolis said...

Spiders and heights? I take it you are not a big fan of Spiderman! : )

NicoleB said...

I'm fine as long as you don't let me play Spiderman ;)

mythopolis said...

'Kahmentaphobia" the fear of not having anything else to say. "Bubrativ"phobia, the fear I am not going to be able to correctly spell the word verification right now because there is a 'bra' in the middle of it that has me distracted. Bye-bye phobia, the fear of saying goodbye. So, see ya later alligator! Hey wait a minute, I am afraid of alligators (I was eaten by one as a child...can you blame me? )

Scriber's Web said...

Webmina: Thanks for visiting and posting a comment! You have a good plan going. I don't like cockroaches but I am not that terrified of them. All is fine and dandy when I am with my family. When I am alone, these things always happen. Sigh.

Mythos: Quit laughing at me. But then geckophobia was hilarious:)

Janice: Oh that is excellent. Can I please use that line? It is hilarious!

Mythos: How many shrinks do you have? Certainly you need more than one?

Nicole: Nope. Not doing that. But it is a good idea. Glad that you are overcoming your phobias though. I wish I was as brave as you! Spiders are scary too. You know this post has made me realize that I need to see Mythos' shrink. Too many phobias!

Mr. Mayor: Care to share your shrink's phone number? I think I am having serious problems. And send some fresh herbs my way! Quick!

mythopolis said...

Anything to help, but please don't share my shrink's # with anyone else. 1+ (area code; 31763420100) (then dial: 490-38132675814008080) You will get a voice message, so then ask for extension # 333085729472957, and say "Hi. am a friend of the Mayor of Pottsville and I am in trouble." He may or may not pick up since he has a phobia about people in trouble. If he doesn't answer, hang up and re-dial and simply say, "Hi, I am a nutcase with lots of money." (He falls for that one every time!)