@jst1ofknd@Kyeh for me, it was never the cracks, but the imaginary lines that would either bisect the inside corners of the blocks for a typical sidewalk or come off the points of the blocks for one with smaller blocks (or a tile for).Made it much harder to avoid.
For me, it’s triangles. I don’t like to walk through triangles. Under a ladder? Nope, forms a triangle. Telephone pole has support wires attached to the ground? Nope, I’ll walk around the other side or outside of the wire instead of through it. Sidewalks with triangle shaped paving stones? Nope, I do my best to step around them Or make sure that my foot stays entirely within the triangle. Why? I really don’t know. I just don’t like to violate triangles.
My sons and I have fake phobias. My oldest son’s phobia are pens. Clicky pens are fine. This is from Awakenings (such a good movie).
My youngest son’s phobias are hinges (no idea why) and the ground (there are feet down there).
My phobias include triangles. At one point my daughter drew triangles and hung them up in random places around my room. I think there is still one on my window after a few years. At least I think there are. I’m “afraid” to look.
Euw, if we’re going to talk about phobias - I’ve always had a horror of things like those lotus seed pods and any clusters of irregularly shaped holes. I was astounded - but also relieved - when I found out that a lot of other people have it too, and there’s even a name for it! Trypophobia. So now I don’t feel like a lone weirdo - I’m one of many!