This may sound odd, but are you afraid to kill bugs?

@cher913 (25865)
Canada
May 24, 2007 4:44pm CST
I remember there was a hornet in our bathroom a couple of years ago and i had to wait til my hubby got home so he could get rid of it... I know that it maybe a girl thing, but my sister in law lives on a farm and has no fear what so ever... Is it because of the way I was raised?
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5 responses
9 Jun 07
Yes & no.. It depends on what type, the size and what it looks like. My wife (cheeky) likes doing it, she makes me look like a wimp. (I'm fine with that) I just find it funny.. lol ~Joey
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• United States
25 May 07
I can kill almost any kind of bug except a large spider or a centipede. Centipedes are the worst (we call them "thousand leggers"). I just freeze when I see them. I don't know why. Maybe because I stepped on one in the shower once or maybe because they are just so disgusting and ugly.
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• United States
24 May 07
I am not afraid of bugs, though the idea of them crawling around on me is kind of creepy. I never kill them though, I always catch them and put them outside. I don't think it's a girl thing exactly, my friend HATES bugs and he's horribly afraid of spiders. If he even sees a spider near him he starts having a panic attack or something... I guess it just depends on each person. I have no idea what the reason is to be afraid of bugs, really.
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@Roswell (104)
• India
10 Jun 07
its definately the way you were raised but at the same time you could break this fear by killing the bug yourself. Someday you have to kill it for your daughters well being even yours what if you die of an heart attack at an old age cause a bug crawled all the way up your legs. Few men are attracted to scary women but at the back you should be tough cause a man wants to show off his powers so let him ;) :p
9 Jun 07
I prefer to catch them and put them outside if I can. Mind you we do not have very many horrible ones in England I am glad to say. I can't do spiders though and have to get my husband to do it. He is not so careful and usually squashes them - aargh! Then I feel sad for them and their families. I hate things to be in the room with me at night and can't sleep until they are gone. (Husband excepted, of course.) We just went out to celebrate my birthday and a bluebottle fly flew down my shirt and got tangled in my bra. I tried not to cause a scene but expect I got some funny looks wondering what I was doing.