Global View ‐ Phobias (C0302)
A: Are you excited about your trip next month?
B: Yes and no. I can’t wait to go to Europe, but at the same time I am terrified.
B: Well, I have aerophobia. I have a chronic fear of flying. A: Oh really? I have an uncle who is also terrified of flying. It’s not that bad though, I mean, it is pretty scary to be in this big machine flying through the air at seven hundred miles per hour. I actually have arachnophobia.
B: You’re scared of spiders? I actually have two more phobias. Acrophobia and glossophobia.
A: I guess that explains why you are afraid of flying, but public speaking is not that bad.
B: Are you kidding? When I get on stage, my palms start to sweat, I get really nervous and I can hardly speak.
A: Well, I must confess I am a bit claustrophobic. I hate being in an elevator for more than 5 seconds.
B: We are such weirdos right?