Names for all types of "fears". Gives it official sanction. (yeah, right) Well then, saprophytophobia and mycophobia. For the first, this page seems to explain my feelings well.(I mentioned a similar thing here).
Right now there is what looks likes a red mold in a spot on the floor in the bedroom of my apartment near the washroom. I had a maintenance guy look at it a couple(?) weeks ago, and he scraped it off, and didn't know what it was. Well, it's back. Not only that, i think there's a mushroom growing from it.
I notices the return of the mold earlier (yesterday), though i do not remember the mushroom. Could it have grown it a few hours? Well, i think it's a mushroom. As ridiculous as it sounds, i'm strongly resistant to checking, or even walking near that area.
The mold is in a place where the floor and wall meet. The floor is carpeted. I don't think that area is anymore wet than anywhere else. And, i never drop food there. At least, it's very likely i don't carry food in that spot. Perhaps it's opposite the shower in the other washroom. Maybe that's where the moisture comes from.
Anyway, i'm having a hard time sleeping. For one, i slept yesterday afternoon. Though, i needed that sleep. The other reason is when i close my eyes i keep thinking of giant mushrooms. It doesn't do anything, it just exists. The fear itself is irrational. But, the more i think of it (in order to rationalize to then kill it) the more i think of other scenarios (i.e. mushrooms on the floor, mushrooms on me or my blanket, etc...) so, it's not something i think i can get over right now.
Well, in the morning, it's back to the office and have them take care of this.
And just as i was becoming more tolerant of bugs in the apartment. (Well, single bugs, and only when they are in another area, and i think they are leaving.)