Reader email question of the week

So I’ve gotten a few funny emails lately asking me if there really is such a thing as sciurophobia or if I made it up.¬†Hello? Are¬†Lucy McGuffin and I the only ones who are afraid of squirrels? I think not, my friends. Sciurophobia affects over 250,000 Americans (don’t ever say I never tell you anything important). Most people think squirrels are cute and cuddly, but those of us who aren’t walking around with blinders on know them for what they really are–rats with furry tails waiting to steal your McDonald’s plain (no ketchup, no mustard) hamburger. Let me explain. When I was 4 (yes, this is a long time ago) my mom took my sister and I out grocery shopping and afterward, as a special treat, she took us to McDonald’s. Back then my parents didn’t have much money, and Read More…