22 Irrational Fears That Are Actually Perfectly Normal

Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one terrified by subway grates. Just try and make it through this post without cringing.

1. Closed shower curtains (and the murderer waiting on other side).

You walk into the bathroom and instantly feel the need to check….just in case.

2. Flushing airplane toilets.

People get sucked in…IT HAPPENS.

3. Falling down that space in a spiral staircase.

It may not be probable, but just the thought is enough to make your stomach hurt.

4. Long underground tunnels.

It will end soon….I know it will.

5. Walking over sidewalk grates and cellar doors.

Who checks those things for safety? And unfortunately, it does happen.

6. Driving over bridges.

Focus on the end goal, it will be okay.

7. Every single species of bird.

Fluttery and shifty animals are not to be trusted, Hitchcock taught us well.

8. Becoming convinced there is someone in the trunk of your car.

Blast music and check your rear-view every five minutes.

9. Touching dryer lint.

Out of all the weird things you have to touch in your life, we could all do without this strange substance.

10. Swimming in dark water.

Sharks,man. So what if this is a land-locked lake, it could still happen.

11. Elevators in general.

Not to mention how much worse this feeling is in a overly crowded elevator. Deep Breaths.

12. Driving under a height limit bar.

Even if you know you will make it…what if you dont?

13. Open closet doors.

The smaller the space of the opening, the more fear it instills in your heart.

14. Finding a spider in your shoe.

Check every time, all because of that ONE time.

15. Holding babies.

So fragile, so loud, so scary.

16. Believing your arm will never regain feeling after it goes numb.

Why is it taking so long…. it shouldn’t be taking this long right?

17. Or that the novocain will NEVER wear off.

The dentist said an hour or two…but you are starting to get freaked out. Plus you want to eat that sandwich.

18. Driving behind one of these bad boys.

One too many action movies perhaps.

19. Getting a charley horse the second you step off the treadmill.

Even if you ate a banana that day.

20. The possibility of a friend from the sewer ending up in your toilet.

Thankfully, extremely unlikely.

21. Consuming expired food.

Even if it’s just a day over, that’s one day too many for you.

22. Doing things like this:

It’s not the height that worries you, it’s the single pane of glass you don’t trust.

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