I have Esperidoeidiphobia, the fear of citrus fruits.
I don’t drink orange juice or eat orange-flavored candies. Orange peelings create butterflies in my stomach. The aroma, especially in a closed bus, makes me wanna throw up. I cringe at the mere sight of a stray citrus seed. A slice of lemon in my plate needs to be eliminated without delay. Whenever I accidentally touch a citrus fruit, I need to wash or disinfect my hand.
The greatest fear of all my fears is Calamansi. The sight and the smell could make me die in place.
Don’t ask me why ‘coz I have no reason. That’s why it’s called irrational fear.
So imagine my horror when yesterday I ordered grilled salmon for lunch and this is what they brought me.
My grilled salmon surrounded by an army of lemon!!!
I nearly fainted.
It was the scariest plate of all time.