Scared of Bugs

#1
Hello I am just about to start basic (16th of Sept, ITC Catterick) and I need some advice.

I am scared of bugs and I end up pausing any time I see a spider or a creepy crawly in my house also when I was crawling along the ground at Exercise Scottish Soldier I kept finding myself staring at bugs on the ground and it hindered my progress.

Has anyone ever got over their fear of bugs or did you just power through? I am just curious since it is a problem I will definitely get over at some point however I just want to know if/how you guys did it.

Thanks.
 
#2
I used to have a very similar problem where my fanny would hurt every time I had to do something I didn't like..... It's OK though as in Basic Training my Section Sgt would let me off everything I didn't like doing if I just uttered the phrase "I can't do it Sgt my fanny hurts". I'm sure you'll find that the current training staff at ITC Catterick to be just as accommodating.
 

Grumblegrunt

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#3
if you have a course of cheapo insect based movies such as eight legged freaks and empire of the ants then switch to texas chainsaw massacre, hills have eyes, the wrong turn etc.. you wont be afraid of the little insects anymore just everything else in the woods :)
 
#4
Hello I am just about to start basic (16th of Sept, ITC Catterick) and I need some advice.

I am scared of bugs and I end up pausing any time I see a spider or a creepy crawly in my house also when I was crawling along the ground at Exercise Scottish Soldier I kept finding myself staring at bugs on the ground and it hindered my progress.

Has anyone ever got over their fear of bugs or did you just power through? I am just curious since it is a problem I will definitely get over at some point however I just want to know if/how you guys did it.

Thanks.

Go for RN or RAF unless you are scared of fish and birds as well.
 
#6
Hopefully you're not joing as an EH Tech?
 
#8
May I suggest the OP does not introduce himself to the Arrse Maidens unless he wants his inbox filling with minge shots that resemble the tunnel scene from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom?
 
#9
A mate of mine tried to cure his arachnophobia by buying himself a red-legged tarantula. We neglected to tell him that they can jump. The sight of him running around in circles with it attached to his face was a thing of beauty and I came dangerously close to dying laughing.

You fucking fairy.
 
#10
Wah?

Please let it be a wah.
 
M

MrsBee

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#11
I don't know about afartinthefog because by the sounds of things you'll be as useful as a fart in a thunderstorm!

It's a bug, get over it. Unless it's a moth in that case adopt ninja arm swinging and squeals of girly fear. That's acceptable because as everyone knows they fly at your face and try to remove your eyeballs.

But seriously you pause that's gonna take some CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) to get over!
 
G

goatrutar

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#15
OP, make sure when you first arrive on your recruit cse to tell the nice man with 2 stripes on his arm about your issues. He will gently guide you through them with counseling.

Most likely he will "counsel" the shit out of you, but it will be effective.
 
#19
Everyone knows that to be in the soldiers you have to hide in bushes, and dress up like a bush.

However the problem is not an insurmountable one. Along with Bretts advice at post #2 I would further suggest that if you are on a patrol and come under effective enemy fire, you simply remain standing up. Thus avoiding scary spiders etc and drawing the fire away from your army pals.

You'll be the most popular person in your army team and will probably get a medal as well.
AND you won't have to worry about yout post-Army career.....
 
#20
Serious answer for you mate.

Upon arrival at Catterick ask your training corporal for an Training Itinerary Transfer (He will know it as a TIT so just ask for one of those). Ask for a transfer across to the 49 Para training platoon as they specialise only in urban warfare leaving you free of all those nasty insects.
 

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