This Friday the 13th (aaaah…tomorrow!), don’t worry about common superstitions like crossing the path of a black cat or breaking a mirror (seven years of bad luck…who really believes that?!). This creepy “holiday” needs a major revamp—that’s why I polled the Shecky’s Staff and found out some of us have real-life fears that, to us, are much scarier than the number 13. These might make you giggle, but people really live in fear of the weirdest things. I can’t make this stuff up!
FEAR OF PEANUT BUTTER
A “friend” of one of our Staffers (cough, cough, yeah right) has a fear of peanut butter. She absolutely hates the smell and often fibs that she is allergic so she doesn’t have to be near it! She can’t see a PB&J sandwich without running in the other direction. In my non-medical opinion, her issues could be the late stages of Arachibutyrophobia, a fear of PB sticking to the roof of the mouth.
HOW TO GET OVER IT: Stop being a, er, nut and get to know the protein-packed spread you’re so grossed out by. Cash in those hard-earned vacation days, empty out your travel fund and make plans to attend the 2012 International Peanut Forum in Amsterdam. Yep, starting on April 11th, a bunch of PB-lovers are congregating across the pond to talk peanuts for three whole days.
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