Phobias: ReVisited

530.PhobiaAgoraphobia  fear of choice,  –  you may have to live with it.
Claustrophobia fear of being left alone because you’ve successfully alienated everyone around you.
Homophobia  fear of yourself.
Necrophobia  fear that the casket will not close because of your weight.
Pedophobia  fear that you’re not 18 anymore and that it’ll only get worse.

And a few of my own…
Clericalphobia  fear of the priest coming to dinner will not know when to leave.
Rowphobia  a Catholic fear that only the front row is available.
Unionphobia  the fear that I’m not getting what other people are.
Righteousphobia  a fear that perhaps other people are not always wrong.
Airportphobia  the fear that you will actually stop and read the pamphlet condemning you to hell.
Cellphonephobia  the fear that everyone around you knows that you’re holding the phone just to show how unimportant and lonely you really are.
Sighphobia  the sigh that you emit during lunch to convince everyone how busy you really aren’t.

About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). Six books on the Catholic church and U.S. culture are available on
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