"I still don't get how u can kill rats but ur afraid of roaches." -- elijah
This is how it started...
When I was at fifth grade I was lying on the ground playing Honoo no Toukyuuji Dojji Danpei on my SEGA Mega Drive, my little sister (was 6 years old back then) was sitting next to me watching me playing. She told me she saw something next to the TV table. I didn't pay any attention, my concentration was all in the game.
Time passes by, suddenly I felt like my foot is sweating but that sweat is going up my foot rather than dropping down my foot. I changed my position to find myself in a situation nobody would want to be in. That thing crawled up my boogie pants and reached all the way up to my knee!
*lots and lots of undisclosed drama*
And that's how the phobia started. For a whole year after that incident I wore nothing but shorts. Even at school I used to fold my pants up to my knees because whenever I feel sweaty feet my life goes dark!
Ever since that happened I have acquired an amazing ability to detect roaches... There's a certain smell, whenever I smell it I can tell there's a roach lying around somewhere in that room. (some people know exactly what I'm talking about)
Funny thing is, since the incident till this day (and maybe forever) I never sleep without precaution measures. I always have insecticides within reach and bring exterminators on annual basis.