14 Things You’ll Experience at Uni If You Have Emetophobia
Emetophobia: fear of vomiting.
1. Embracing a vegetarian diet.
The only person you trust to cook meat is probably your mum.
2. Living off pasta.
You might even mix it up one day with a jacket potato.
3. Throwing away food as soon as it hits the sell-by date.
It’s wasteful but the thought of eating out-of-date food makes your skin crawl.
4. Cringing when you spot your flatmates reheating food.
What monster reheats food? Asking for a friend.
5. Having to mutter a response to “nobody likes being sick though”.
“Nobody likes heights thought.” “Nobody likes small spaces.” “Nobody likes spiders.” Shut up.
6. Avoiding your flatmates during the dreaded Freshers’ Flu season.
You’ll be too busy worried that you might catch something.
7. Never drinking too much on a night out.
And sometimes avoiding alcohol altogether.
8. And being petrified of people being sick on nights out.
Stay away, do not touch.
9. Carrying anti-bacterial gel in case you have to use a public toilet.
They are the enemy.
10. And cleaning the kitchen all the time.
At least your flatmates will thank you.
11. Doing extensive research into a restaurant before eating out there.
You will find that one bad review.
12. And panicking when you eat somewhere that you haven’t researched.
Your brain will go into overdrive.
13. Becoming the doctor of your flat.
Your flatmates will look to you for weird remedies when they feel sick.
14. Getting to know your phobia better.
And coming out so much stronger.
You can find information and support surrounding Emetophobia here.