'Doctor O'Hara,' Ranjit pleaded, 'I've got trouble. Every time I get into
bed, I think there's somebody under it. I get under the bed, I think there's
somebody on top of it. Top, under, top, under. You gotta help me, I'm going
'Just put yourself in my hands for two years,' said Dr O'Hara, the
psychiatrist, 'Come and see me three times a week, and I'll cure your
'How much do you charge?' 'A hundred dollars per visit.'
'In that case, I'll sleep on it,' answered Ranjit.
Six months later the doctor met Ranjit in the street.
'Why didn't you ever come to see me again?' asked the psychiatrist. 'For a hundred buck's a visit? A bartender cured me for ten dollars,'
'Is that so! How?' 'He told me to cut the legs off the bed.'
Aviophobics Fear of Flying Sufferers Include the
Muhammad Ali, former
world champion boxer.
Bob Bechel, political analyst.
science fiction writer.
Cher, singer, actress.
Glenda Jackson, actress and member of British Parliament.
Michael Jackson, singer.
John Madden, NFL sports broadcaster.
Newhart, comedian, actor.
Ronald Reagan, former U.S. President and actor.
Friday 13th Superstitions
One of the most common fears, but nevertheless senseless is
concerning the number 13. There a specific fear of Friday the 13th as well, called paraskavedekatriaphobia. Tetraphobia is the fear of the number 4, more
popular in China, Japan, and Korea.