Thursday, December 22, 2005

Coulrophobia


CAN'T SLEEP, CLOWNS WILL EAT ME
CAN'T SLEEP, CLOWNS WILL EAT ME

I hate clowns. Even looking at the word skeeves me out.

There was no circus trauma early in my life. In fact, my mother reports my fear of clowns from toddlerhood. I was a teenager when "Stephen King's It" came out, but when I watched the beginning of that TV movie, I thought I was going to die: My heart beat crazily, my hair stood on end, I cried, I froze.

Theories abound as to why 8-10% of people are frightened of clowns, and a whole side business opened up in therapy to treat this phobia. I think I'll just continue to avoid them, keep a low profile. I don't want them knowing where I sleep!

5 Comments:

Blogger Linny said...

a little known fact about me....my first job was as a clown! But I think I'm only scarey when MY crazy hair does it's Medusa imitation!

6:51 PM  
Blogger LisaBinDaCity said...

*backs away from Linny*

6:37 AM  
Blogger Leave It To Cleavage said...

I'm not afraid of clowns but that picture is scary and I don't like it.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Trouble said...

All clowns look like this picture, to me.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Linny said...

Not quite the way I looked after my most recent run-in with a box of L'Oreal Feria, but trust me...it was even more frightening than the above pic!

2:51 PM  

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