Do you have a weird and unfounded fear? It’s not just me, right? My fear, as embarrassing as it is, is talking to strangers on the phone. I love to talk on the phone to my friends (You would probably faint if you saw my phone bill). But the minute I have to talk to the pizza guy or–heaven forbid–the plumber I become a simpering little flower and can barely open my mouth. In real life I can talk to anyone. Face to face I have these majestic powers of small talk. But all paranoia breaks loose when I have to talk on the phone. This makes no sense to me. It doesn’t add up. I’m deathly afraid that the air conditioning repairman/realtor/high school secretary will see me as the fraud that I am and laugh at me. I know, I know, that would never happen. But in my mind it will. It will, I’m telling you!
And you? Are you fear and paranoia-free? (We won’t even discuss how terrified of spiders my husband is and how he runs away screaming like a little girl whenever he sees one.)