I had to have a tooth pulled yesterday. My dentist decided to put a stitch in the gum even though "it's not really bleeding much." I handled the entire procedure without a problem. Right up until the part where he was tying off the stitch. For some reason the feeling of the string against my lip just gave me the willies. Big time.
He thought it was funny. In the sense that I had no problem with any other part of the process, or even about having the stitch put in. Just the feel of the string against my lip.
I definitely know what Horse's fish felt like. I wonder if fish get the willies, or if they call it something else.
"the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
Hermann Goering, April 1946.