Things That Go Bump In The Night

31 Jul

Yesterday I posted about how waking up at 3:00 AM freaks me out. Here are 2 other things that make me want to pee myself in the night.

  1. Sleeping with the closet door open: When I was a wee lass, my dad told me that the Boogey Man lived in the closet. My sister and I were so impacted by this little tale of his that both of us refuse to have the closet door open at night time. There’s no way that I’m sleeping with that GD door open-not going to happen. When I dated both Mr. Big X and Un-boyfriend, they’d make fun of me. They both were highly amused at the fact that I would refuse to turn the lights off unless the closet doors were shut. As a matter of fact, Un-boyfriend found it hysterically funny to turn off the light, jump out of bed, open the closet door, and then jump back in bed. I would immediately have to hide under the covers until the door was shut.
  2. Laying in bed with any of my limbs hanging off the edge of the bed: You just never know who/what is under the bed. I don’t want something/someone to grab me and pull me under. I won’t even let my fingers dangle off the bed. Way too scary for me.

I am a chicken, yes, I admit it.

11 Responses to “Things That Go Bump In The Night”

  1. Maybelline Jones July 31, 2007 at 4:00 pm #

    I’m so with you on both of these. For future reference, just tell people that a closed cloet door is a sign of organization.

    But don’t you ever let your arm or leg off the bed!

    My strange fear? Dark bathrooms. Too many scary games of Bloody mary as a child.

  2. Catherinette Singleton July 31, 2007 at 4:55 pm #

    Maybelline Jones: Girl, I do not know how you ever played Bloody Mary. I say Hells to the No on that one. And forget Candyman. I will never ever say that in front of mirror either. NO!

  3. Cinnkitty July 31, 2007 at 11:14 pm #

    OMG!!! Okay…unless we all grew up in the little po-dunk town, I find it absolutely hilarious that we have the SAME childhood stories!

    #1.) Closet door…..Check! I’m with you and MJ on this one. I even go so far as to have the bedroom door left open only a smidgeon (closed is *right out* since the kitty would have a fit!).

    #2.) What’s under the bed?? That was actually the part about Poltergeist that really freaked me out.. that D**M clown grabbing the little boy and pulling him under teh bed!

    Sooo…admit it… turning off your light to go to bed was the worst wasn’t it? Because you had to calculate exactly how far the monsters could reach out from under there and then you had to make sure you could JUMP that far. It was: Flick off lights, run as hard as you could and jump as far as you could and pray they couldn’t get you before you got under the covers. 😉

    Ha…ha..ha…Bloody Mary and Candyman… TOO funny. We even pulled out a Ouija board once and freaked each other out and my older cousin tried to hold a seance to reach one of her teachers that had just committed suicide. Oh yeah…I’ve got a messed up family! ha..ha.ha….!

  4. The Idea Of Progress August 1, 2007 at 12:16 am #

    Are you obliquely suggesting that I should stop hiding under your bed or in your closet?

  5. The Ambiguous Blob August 1, 2007 at 12:25 am #

    I got over my fears of the open closet and the junk under the bed a LOOOONG time ago (read: within the last 2 years). I’m way better now. As long as there is a tiny bit of light wherever I’m sleeping.

  6. Catherinette Singleton August 1, 2007 at 1:52 pm #

    Cinnkitty: Maybe you and I are long lost twins. You think?? My bedroom door has to be all the way open, or all the way closed. I wouldn’t want it to start opening/closing while the lights were turned off. Too scary!! And I came up with an excellent solution to getting past that whole turning off the light fiasco-a lamp right next to the bed. No need to worry about hitting the bed before the Boogey Man/monsters got me.

    The Idea of Progress: Not at all, I just want you to know that I know that you’re there.

    The Ambiguous Blob: I’m planning on getting over these fears on the 1st of Never.

  7. slinger August 1, 2007 at 5:42 pm #

    I am 34 and I still hate going to bed knowing that my closet door is open. I thank the horror movies of the 8o’s for that.

  8. Cinnkitty August 2, 2007 at 12:34 am #

    Aww…man! I never had a lamp by my bed. Do you think my parents were just torturing me on purpose? Sitting there, watching me thru the crack in the door and making bets on whether or not the “pudgy little scaredy-cat will make the jump this time?” well…maybe not….
    or…just maybe… 😉

  9. Not tellin' you my name ... August 2, 2007 at 6:31 am #

    Hahahha. Oh my. To this day I still wrap myself up like a burrito in my blankets. This is because even if all of my limbs are on the bed, if there is any skin exposed the evil leprechaun that lives under the bed could get me. (I grew up in a VERY Irish house and knew about bandsidhes and whatnot before I could use the bathroom by myself.) To this day, I still turn myself into a flannel burrito at night.

  10. Annie Drogynous August 3, 2007 at 1:46 pm #

    I have a problem with the limbs hanging off the edge of the bed. And I always seem to notice what I’m doing while I’m watching a horror flick.

  11. María August 5, 2007 at 1:27 am #

    you are me
    how can ANYONE sleep with the closet doors open?

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