Wednesday, 30 October 2013
The randomness of fear...
Isn't it strange how random ones fears can be?
And I don't only mean the 'classic' phobias like spiders or dentists, but the small things that have us spooked..
I sometimes covers a shift or two in a wee hotel, close to Edinburgh city centre. My job is simple - I just need to mind the bar and reception and make sure the local customers and hotel guests are happy.
Come closing time; as soon as the final customer has left the bar and I have closed and bolted the door, it starts. The fear of the dark. The very instant I close the window blinds in the bar, my mind starts telling me stories. Telling me I heard something. Saw something in the window reflection… As I make my round of the hotel and walk through the cellar, turning off the lights, making sure every thing is in order, my heart rate slowly goes up. By the time I reach the dark corridor behind the reception on my way back I am positively running. And running in a dark corridor does NOTHING soothe ones fear! It is with shaking hands I punch in the alarm code before I bolt through the door in panic….
BUT. On any other night, I have nothing at all against walking on this path in the middle of the night:
Did I mention the wall on the right borders a cemetery?
It doesn't matter how much I try to think about horror stories, scary films and so on (and I've actually tried!), I can't get scared of the dark whilst I am outside. But as soon as I am indoors I freak out!
What fears do you have?
// Tee -- Is actually getting a bit spooked out… in her own home.. Perhaps I need to go outside?