We Asked, You Answered: What Gives You the Creeps, Central Texas?
The Free Dictionary defines the phrase 'give you the creeps' as making someone feel nervous, afraid, or uncomfortable. It could be anything that just doesn't feel right, something that you find disgusting, or maybe a situation that scared you as child and still bothers you now.
My personal answer: grasshoppers, due to the fact that one bit me when I was a child. Yes, they bite, in case you're wondering, and it's painful! When I asked Central Texas the question "What gives you the creeps?", insects was one of the most popular answers. However, you might be surprised at a few of the things that people find disturbing.
Central Texas, What Creeps You Out?
The one thing that creeps me out is that feeling that you get when you know somebody is watching you, without looking at them. - Loretta, Killeen
Spiders really creep me out. I fully understand and appreciate their role on earth, but if they come out and make themselves known to me....they gotta go!! - Stephanie, Temple
The economy! - Tracy, Killeen
What gives me the creeps is when someone stands right behind me and looks over my shoulder. - Stacy, Temple
Balloons! Especially when little kids have them...never know when they'll pop. - Jenise, Kempner
Daddy long legs creep me out ..especially when there is a lot of them on a wall. They look like they are breathing...it's creepy. - Jessica, Temple
Crickets and stick bugs give me the creeps!! It's probably the only time you'll ever see me run! - Katie, Fort Hood