Wiki says : “Goose bumps, also called goose flesh, goose pimples, the medical term cutis anserina, are the bumps on a person’s skin at the base of body hairs which may involuntarily develop when a person is cold or experiences strong emotions such as fear, nostalgia, pleasure, euphoria, awe, admiration and sexual arousal.”
Makes sense eh !? In my life I got goose bumps mostly due to fear and nausea more than awe and nostalgia. You all know about the chain of forward mails people send in offices. Few are fun . Few are serious. Few revolutionary but few are horrifying and don’t fall in the category of things to be shared . I once got a mail in which Japanese people cook and eat human embryos 😦 As much as I wanted to delete the mail, my curiosity got better of me and I scrolled the mail till the end . I had crystal clear goose bumps which didn’t need any magnifying lens for a better view. If cannibalism is one thing , “the child cannibalism” and fetus eating haunted me. If you have guts do check this link – “Japanese eating dead babies”
There are different kind of diseases and ailments and the details are always disturbing. I once got a mail on parasites which live in breasts if you are unhygienic and if the bras are unwashed. The images were so grotesque that this time I did not scroll down. The first line and image were disturbing enough. Do not google and check them because I not only got goosies but also got rashes around my neck and face! It took me quite some time to delete that image from my brain! The only thing I can say is please maintain hygiene and be aware of such diseases too. After reading that mail I replied back to the horrendous sender requesting to delete the images before she sends those emails. That mail really impacted me and I couldn’t have my evening tea ! It was nausea-tic. I was scratching my neck and ear for a good 2-3 hours.
There are many such visionaries and live images which always give me goosebumps. I am extremely sensitive when it comes to reacting to such gory facts! I know the details but I don’t dive in to them . If by mistake I check every thing about it its a sure thing that I get rashes by the end of the day. Needless to say I got goosebumps when I dissected a frog (if you read my “D” post you might also get them). I turned red and got goosies when I saw that the tail of the lizard was still beating full of life even after its death. When a lizard fell on my book along with getting them I gave goosies to many around due to my shriek filled with anxiety.
|The bumpy ride which I can frequently offer 🙂|
There are few good and normal reasons in my life too when I got goosies and rashes. One such incident was during my 7th standard board exams. I was extremely tensed as I went 10 minutes late to the examination hall. Added to that there were many diagrams to be made as part of the Biology paper. On top of it my examiner stole my paper . He asked my permission before taking it from me of course. I couldn’t fight back due to lack of time and also due to fear that he might make me suffer If I shout at him. The reason he took my answer sheet is to help a daughter of a VIP in the town. I was shell shocked when she (my classmate) happily copied every thing from my paper. She managed clearing the exams but I was angry on her from that second. I some how managed to finish the exam completely and came out but I didn’t realize I already had my trademark goosebumps glaring at me from both the hands and my ears were a deep shade of pink due to tension , exhaustion and fury !
I usually get goosebumps when I exercise a lot , when I hold newly born babies (day 1 babies) . They are so delicate and tiny.Gosh ! Holding one of my cousin’s son was the best goose bump memory I have. I also get them when there is sudden surge of a good memory or when I am at the receiving end of a very good appraisal and ahem there are many moments where my hand hosts all the goose-bumps.
The intense rashes which attacked me badly once or twice made me take an avil-25 (an anti histamine) . Now you know I am allergic to many things other than brainless people.
I am not kidding if I say that I got tiny goosies and slight rashes on my right fore arm now 😦 Guys I need to go and shift my mind from these goosy- bumpy memories to some music or a hot cup of tea.
I didn’t know that there are a series of children’s horror fiction novels – “Goosebumps” !
Do you have any goose bump memories ? If yes do share.
This is my 7th post for “A to Z blogging Challenge 2013” !