Most people think frogs are cute, some think they are ugly, and others don't care either way. And then there are those who have learned to be phobic of them, and I am one on the list.
I’ve never been scared to frogs since childhood. I remembered playing with the toads in the garden under the rain to dissecting frogs during my biology class. Not until I experienced one shameful incident.
One summer vacation, after skinny dipping (yeah right!) in the pacific beach, I went to a mucky toilet for a shower. Had no choice but to tarry myself for an hour in this makeshift booth, mindfully aware of the existence of sneakers. There are a lot of holes enough to expose your naked glory. Haha … As if any one dares? Anyways, I still revealed myself since I am not comfy bathing in any suit. Mind you, this isn’t a public bath. Now halfway my shower time, the lights went off – brownout! So I had to endure sightless scrubbing and swabing all the way through. Then there’s a rock hard thing I felt near my foot. Knowing that I am on the beach, I presume that it’s nothing but a hard rock. I took no heed to this thing until I heard chorus of croaking and ribbits! Damn! Frogs really calls to attract me. (Are they aware I’m in the nude?) Imagine yourself in the middle of nothingness, blind and naked in a 2x2 sq meter room, this one really frightens me… a lot. I still paid no attention to it and continued with the rubbing. I dropped my soap (this strikes a lot of uncool incidents); I worked my hand to this jagged floor (untiled) until I reached the boulder. Followed by higher pitch rum of a frog calling for distress and in a very unfortunate coincidence (I must say), the light turns back on. Waaah! A bull frog at sight! I yelled my lungs out! Too loud that I caught the attention of my Dad and my siblings nearby. Then a sudden tranquility as I unruffled myself and composed like a statue wary of the bull frog a feet far from me. I am still covered with soap suds! I have yet to rinse myself. I grabbed the dipper to surge an amount of water enough to douse the suds and more importantly, to produce less noise. Gods must be sleeping by then! The frog leaps closer to me. Ribbit! Ribbit! Oh my … I was overwhelmed with panic! Another leap then there goes an outburst of adrenalin rush; I’m out in a flash! I went out of the room exposing my entirety for all to gaze! (Yeah, I forgot to grab a towel but a dipper). I didn’t even guard my thingy with a dipper as that would only add up to a more disgraceful scene. (Ironic!) So I calmly walked my way to our room … unclothed. Spectators are in awe with dread and respect. (Besides, no one knows me.)
So there, end of my ignominy, shameful!
Since then, I am extremely repulsed by a sight of them. This rational fear of this harmless being is unbearable, not to mention, embarrassing. I honestly can’t stand looking at them on TV or in pictures, I don’t even dare like learning or talking about them because it only adds to my fear. The worst thing is that even when I drive, I cannot consciously step over one, I had countless of close road accidents by moving from their way.
Frogs are also a bad omen, some says. And I was also told that frog’s weewee (urine) may give you warts! I am totally terrified of these “harmless” creatures.
I now have a deep seated fear of frogs. The world was in love with frogs since Kermit. Everyone, that is, but me.
Frogs aren't even cuddly, they don't have a nice tenor voice, and they are really slimy. I even wonder why the Brothers Grimm’s “Frog Prince” draws a kiddie-wide attention by having a spoiled princess kiss a slimy eewy frog? They don't really invite kisses from fairy princesses! Well, perhaps this tale really is a story about facing fears and moving beyond being afraid of a frog and overcoming your phobia once and for all. But I doubt if I’d still l watch the upcoming Disney film adaptation “The Princess and the Frog” this year. What’s amazing is that the princess also transformed into a frog. Oh my … the “Royal Frogs”. What is happening?!
Still I can't find a way to overcome this fear as I am not even close to be willing to see this creatures.
I hate them big time!
Anyone? Share your part!