I am terrified of drains. And when I say terrified, I mean so scared that even looking at one under the water makes me feel all shaky and freaked out.
Pool drains are THE WORST. I have never, ever, in my life, gone within 10 feet of a pool drain on purpose. And the one time I did I near had a heart attack trying to get away from it. I can’t swim over them, near them, or within eye sight of them. Each pool I get into has to be checked for a drain to avoid first.
Sam swore there were no drains in the Georgia pool, but I knew better. And sure enough, I walked by the pool the next day and there were three frickin’ drains. I never went in the deep end again.
There is something so evil and eerie about a pool drain.
On a slightly smaller scale of fear, in order of most to least, is:
- a bathtub drain
- a pool/tub water jet
- a sink drain
And why? Because when I was little, I saw a movie (Ghostbusters?) where an octopus came out of a drain and killed people. And then of course, we’ve all seen the warnings of kids getting stuck on drains under the pool.
It’s a fear that is totally paralyzing. One summer I tried out to be a lifeguard (right? We all know where this is going.) I jumped in, realized there were 2 DRAINS directly under me, and had to be lifted out because I froze up and screamed in terror.
It’s ok if you don’t love me any more after this post. Really.
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