today's PHUN is intended to prove that my fears aforementioned (is that a word) in other posts, are INHERITED and NOT my fault.
My dad always feared someone breaking in the house, since we were dirt poor, he made his own Alarms, His most famous was as follows:
Place 2 cookie sheets on top of fridge, put several pie tins and assorted lids on the cookie sheets. Tie a string to the bottom cookie sheet and from there to the door knob of the door into the kitchen. Once when we visited I opened the door for testing purposes and the noise was incredible.
My Uncle Jack came over to visit. He decided to leave through the kitchen door. Daddy had NOT deactivated the alarm for the day. As Uncle Jack jerked the door open, daddy was screaming NO JACK! don't open.... well you know what came next. we all nearly expired from laughter when all the pans came down on Uncle Jacks shoulders and head and we were all screaming with laughter.
At age 40 I lived alone in a townhouse. Upstairs And Downstairs with bedroom UP. My fear was someone would come in the back or front door, or step through one of the floor to ceiling windows, or climb in the window over the sink DOWNSTAIRS and I would not hear them.
Being my fathers daughter, I took glass bottles and lined them up under all the windows under the curtains, and then at night the last thing I did was put several glass bottles in front of each door.
(any one having flashbacks of Conspiracy theory starring Mel Brooks?)
guess where I learned the bottle trick? Dear Daddy, I was shocked Mel knew about it.
When I realized Daddy and I shared the same FEARS of just about everything, I googled Genetics and Fear
AND FOUND VINDICATION....
Traditionally, fear has been thought of as a learned response. The process is known as conditioning.
"Now we can say that the fear conditioning process in humans is controlled, at least to some extent, by genetic factors," he said.
Between one-third and one-half of the fear conditioning process appears to be inherited, he added. I found this on ABC science
I rest my case.......