Phobia Number 1: Cotton Balls, Q-tips And The Like... Phobia Number 2?Buttons.
I know, I know... those of you who aren't trying to figure out what exactly I mean are probably going, "What?". I can't tell you why, I honestly don't know.
As far back as I can remember, I've had a major issue with buttons. Not the kind you push to turn on your coffee maker, the kind you have sewn onto your clothes. They're horrible. They make me cringe. The only thing worse than buttons on your clothing, are loose buttons, buttons by themselves. As I've grown, I've become accustomed to buttons on pants, jeans and skirts - but to this day, the buttons on a shirt are too much for me to handle. The worst are the four holed buttons you see on dress shirts. Especially the clear/transparent ones. Or the big gaudy buttons with the metal loop on the back to attach it to the clothing. Decorative buttons.
They're horrible. I can tolerate the sight - I can even very briefly and awkwardly hug someone wearing buttons on their shirt if I must. But loose buttons are beyond adjusting to. One button I can avoid looking at, but I know it's lurking there, just out of my sight. Even two or three I can cover with something and achieve the same efffect... But only once in my life have I ever been affronted with multiple buttons at once and when the jar spilled dozens of buttons all over the table and floor... instant panic and anxiety.
Anyway, I tried to search to find out if anyone else had written on this... it didn't appear they had.
Anyway, that's phobia number 2.