The word gives me the jitters. Instantly, my mind goes like :
“Hey, do you want to know how it feels to be surrounded by a hundred lizards?
“Okay, lemme show you anyway.”
And there you are – a hundred lizards crawling all over your existence as you panic.
Everyone fears lizards. I find those people really weird who can look the lizards in the eye, fist raised, and say “I don’t fear you.”
I feel that fearing lizards is completely normal. There is a bit of it in everyone. That being said, those of you who don’t relate must visit their nearest psychologist who will most efficiently implant a phobia of lizards in you.
Lizards climb walls and do nothing. How terrifying is that!
The idea is that I can’t stand being in a room already chosen by a lizard. Just because two living beings have the same choice doesn’t possibly make them friends.
Well, in some cases it can. I, for instance, love yellow couches. If I ever come across a random person who said “I love yellow couches!” out loud at the table opposite to mine at a restaurant, chances are that we might be hanging out together at the end of the day. How else do you think I have formed my present friend circle?
But things are different with reptiles.
Entering a lizard – inhabited room can cause a tumult of emotions in the mind. The struggle is real.
The irrational part of my mind would say “Ignore it”.
But the rational one would say “You could possibly die. A human and a lizard can never share a room. Think about it.”
And I think about it. It’s the kind of situation they describe in proverbs:
“There can only be one hero in the movie.”
“There can’t be two tigers on the same hill”
“Pretend to be a pig to eat the tiger”
And owing to the strong personality that I have, I walk out.
You see, it is not always about having your way. One must let others have their way too, sometimes. And in case of lizards, always.