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Monday, August 4, 2008

Curing Telephonophobia Over the Phone



I saw this on Failblog.com and couldn't help but laugh.

Help for your fear of the telephone is available. All you have to do is call.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

I myself suffer from what I like to call Telephonophobia, which I've written about before. I think it's something I'm never going to entirely get over. Thank god for the texting/emailing/blogging age!

What are you afraid of, and how do you deal?




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11 comments:

Trovan said...

I'm pretty much just afraid of failure and success. Nothing too big ;-)

I'm not afraid of phones, but I sure hate to talk on them. Hate it. Seriously.

Ben Sloan said...

I HATE phones! I do the exact same thing you do, even to this day. Stupid calling people. I text whenever possible.

Claire said...

I don't have telephonaphobia per se, but I really, really hate ordering food over the phone. I find it incredibly stressful, and my fear of seeming a total plonker to the people on the other end is inevitably a justified one, because my nervousness leads to me ordering the wrong toppings, screwing up my credit card number, or calling in a bomb threat. Sometimes all three.

Claire said...

Also, I forgot to mention my crippling fear of costumed characters...even Santa gives me the willies. I deal by avoiding and/or pushing them into traffic whenever possible. It's the only humane solution, really.

The Over-Thinker said...

I am afraid of heights, throwing up, people seeing my naked butt, crying in public and the Bee Gees. I find that alcohol fixes most of these problems...except for throwing up and the Bee Gees. Maybe I could throw up on the Bee Gees.

Melliferous Pants said...

I suffer from fearing I will turn into my parents. I deal with this by drinking in my closet. Not really sure it's an effective coping method.

Sra said...

I'm glad to hear that other people have issues with phones too, and it's not just me.

I'm also terribly afraid of spiders. It was once so bad that I foamed at the mouth when I spied the most ginormous spider you've ever seen crawling up the side of my couch. I'm not so bad anymore, but I still have a hard time even looking at images of spiders, and while I can do it, I don't like to touch a picture of a spider. I also won't shop at JMR because they keep a tarantula in a gumball machine.

natabird said...

I too suffer from telephonophobia. I don't deal with it. I avoid it like the plauge.

Sra said...

I'm glad to hear that other people have issues with phones too, and it's not just me.

I'm also terribly afraid of spiders. It was once so bad that I foamed at the mouth when I spied the most ginormous spider you've ever seen crawling up the side of my couch. I'm not so bad anymore, but I still have a hard time even looking at images of spiders, and while I can do it, I don't like to touch a picture of a spider. I also won't shop at JMR because they keep a tarantula in a gumball machine.

natabird said...

I too suffer from telephonophobia. I don't deal with it. I avoid it like the plauge.

Claire said...

I don't have telephonaphobia per se, but I really, really hate ordering food over the phone. I find it incredibly stressful, and my fear of seeming a total plonker to the people on the other end is inevitably a justified one, because my nervousness leads to me ordering the wrong toppings, screwing up my credit card number, or calling in a bomb threat. Sometimes all three.

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