Doing my fears this month, in case you missed day one.
Day 15: Oompa Loompas
Rate on the scary scale from 1-10: 5
This is a hereditary fear I believe. Both of my sisters and myself have to hide our faces during Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory when the song starts to play.
Don't even start singing it, I will smack you!
Okay, these 'people' have orange faces, green hair, and white eyebrows. Not to mention they cart kids away and you never see them again! (PS, I'm talking the original movie here. The Oompa Loompas in the Tim Burton version did not creep me out. Nor did those songs.)
I have to give myself props though. Growing up, a few friends knew this fear of mine and one of their brothers dressed up as an oompa loompa for Halloween. He kept singing to me and had me cowering in the corner till I'd had enough.
I socked him straight in the balls.
He keeled over and started crying, and ya, I had the poor kid afraid of ME for the rest of high school. (Yes high school. Do not judge.)
Oompa loompas went down on the scary scale for me since that event. Though I'm not sure I can say the same for my sisters. :)
PS: will be posting today at the DOJO. And I have to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who follows my posting at this blog and the other two I contribute to. I really appreciate your support! (Ya, I'm getting a little sappy today.)