Ah, Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving where my aunts, female cousins and I would bravely take to the mall in search of bargains. The men in my family and my mother (who hated shopping) would settle down for a day of leftovers and naps.
I hope everyone in the US had a lovely thanksgiving and are not out get trampled by crazed shoppers, a few of which I might just be related to.
So what is Meleagrisphobia?
It is an extreme fear of turkeys and it usually stems from getting chased or otherwise frightened by a turkey at some point in childhood. I have an extreme dislike for chickens after falling into my great uncle’s coup at a young age. I can’t say that it crosses over to the extreme fear of them but I do understand where a person could develop a fear of something like a turkey.
Do you know anyone who fears turkeys?
- Why Is It Called Black Friday? (mademan.com)