I believe that JAWS is the reason for my fear of water. Okay, not all water, mostly the ocean, but I kind of freak out in lakes too! Pathetic, right?
The ocean is the worst for me because something really COULD be in there waiting to EAT me! I try not to be such a sissy, but if you read yesterdays post on imagination you'll understand that my imagination can run away with me. What's terrible is that I'm an adult and it still happens. *sigh*
Lakes get to me a little bit. I love to water ski and stuff, but in my head I'm secretly wondering if something is going to grab onto my leg and pull me under. This could be a rogue shark or even an octopus. AND... to make myself look even worse... there is a lake on the Utah/Idaho border called Bear Lake. It has the legendary story of the "Bear Lake Monster," which is probably something like the Loch Ness Monster. Well, while out on the wave runners, I try not to look at the water below me, afraid of that darn monster coming up to get me!
*Hides behind computer* Don't tell okay? I'm way too old for this kind of thing, but it still freaks me out!
I had to post the picture last because it's freaking me out!