Does anyone else hate clowns? I have never liked them. Not clowns in the circus, dolls of clowns, and certainly not the creepy looking ones in Cirque du Soleil. I’m not talking about the tasseled-hat men in the hometown parade with their little tiny cars. I’m talking about the really creepy ones like the one in Stephen King’s “It”. That was the scariest book I ever read. My husband and I were reading it together at night, and we both lost sleep over it. Then the movie came out. Of course we had to see it. I get chills now, years later, just thinking of it. That face, that voice, still gives me the creeps.
I don’t like drains of any kind, not in the tub, pools, roads, or sidewalks. Some horrible thing must have happened in my childhood to cause this fear, but I’m glad I don’t remember it. After reading the book, watching the movie, I cannot pass by a drain without thinking there is probably something evil down there.