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OK, I know this is cruel...
But HOW do you develop a paralyzing fear of PICKLES?!?!

I feel bad for her, but at the same time I'm fascinated.

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mackys From: mackys Date: June 26th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
This is excessively cruel, but...

Feed her to the wolves, plz. Darwin shouldn't allow genes like this to survive.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: June 26th, 2006 06:30 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I understand the grip of irrational fear - I have a couple of phobias myself - but mine are things like unstable heights. Edge of a cliff, no problem. Two stories up on a shaky old wooden ladder - not cool. But my phobias have some grounding in fact - if I fall, it'll hurt, possibly a lot, possibly fatally. But pickles? I'd hate to see what happens if someone slips a pickle on her burger and she doesn't notice until she chews it.
kunoichi_chan From: kunoichi_chan Date: June 26th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I wonder, too... the clip from the show just doesn't tell you enough.
etherial From: etherial Date: June 26th, 2006 11:55 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
My guess is the pickles are a power focus for her social anxiety, that she's projecting her real issues onto them.
kunoichi_chan From: kunoichi_chan Date: June 26th, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Is that what happens with any phobia?
etherial From: etherial Date: June 27th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I don't know. I wouldn't exactly say that I have any phobias or can psycho-analyze those of my friends. But she specifically mentions teasing associated with pickles.
kunoichi_chan From: kunoichi_chan Date: June 27th, 2006 03:28 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yeah, when others realised she was scared of pickles, they teased her. Same with anyone with any phobia as a kid - kids are cruel that way.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: June 27th, 2006 03:38 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, I got teased, but never about my phobias. I don't think kids figured them out.

Of course, you'd have to first get me 20-30 feet off the ground on an unstable object - swaying tree, shaky ladder, unstable scaffold, etc - to trigger my main one. ;-)
kunoichi_chan From: kunoichi_chan Date: June 27th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I think being scared to eat a McDonald's hamburger because of the pickle would be much more obvious! ^_~

It may be siblings that teased, too, for that matter... pickle for dinner once, and voila - teasing for the rest of her life! :p
ardaniel From: ardaniel Date: June 26th, 2006 06:28 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, anything along that spectrum? It's not like Maury's going to tell you when there's someone to torture on live TV. ;)
bdragon From: bdragon Date: June 26th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I wonder if she was sexually assaulted with a pickle when she was young. I culd see THAT provoking a genuine reaction.
hnybny From: hnybny Date: June 26th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Everyone thinks Jerry Springer is the low of the low. No, Maury Povich is the worst. He puts people on his program like a freak show or performing monkeys. Jerry's guests embarrass themselves, Maury's are embarrassed by him.