Uncommon phobia's can really suck mainly because no-one else understands it. Some are universal - no-one questions you if you are afraid of spiders, or snakes, or heights, or planes etc.
I've always had a phobia of slimy things. I rarely actually went swimming when my family went to the beach (which was very rare anyway) in case I encountered seaweed I despise worms most of all, along with slugs, snails and other slithery garden creepers. I'd much rather handle a spider Yet people look at me weird when I tell them I'm terrified of worms. Yet cockroaches and spiders are no more disgusting but it's "normal" to be afraid of them
My phobia is really odd. I'm afraid of stupid people. It is my firm belief, that if I stand within 10 yards of STUPID I risk exposure which may cause: severe headaches, depression, lack of self worth, and in rare cases, pregnancy.
Which is why I propose that we institute an IQ test for Americans, and deport everyone that falls short of the magical number. Which would be awesome, as a side effect drug (alochol included) usage will plummet, babies will stop spawning in hordes, and overall speech will be more polite. As opposed to the same swear words being used as nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, ect...
Then again, a negative would be that I wouldn't have anyone to check me into a hotel. Or serve me a quick bite to eat. Oh the inhumanity.
Thunderstorms are my big one. I'm a nervous wreck during the late spring and summer months when we get them really bad here. I think it stems from my fear of tornadoes, even though I've never seen one and it's totally irrational since I'm from the American northeast it's not like we even get them much anyway.
I also hate elevators. When it's night time and I have to get past my front door or windows I run because I'm scared that there'll be something scary beyond the glass! D:
I've also been having nightmares of shootings since Friday when a few other girls and I were stuck in the lockerroom at school because we were having an urgent sounding safety drill. Besides the recent shooting in Connecticut, surrouding school districts were on lock down because there were threats of similar things happening. It was traumatizing.