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Old 05-15-2010, 05:10 PM   #1
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ALUMAPHOBIA, Newly discovered diagnosis

I just couldn't do it. As hard as I tried, as much as I wanted to, I just couldn't. So like any reasonable individual, I sought professional help. It didn't help yet, even with medication, although I haven't tried everything yet. But I did find out what I have:

ALUMAPHOBIA; The intense paralyzing fear of drilling a hole in the skin (inside or outside) of your Airstream.

Symptoms include cold sweats, nausea, nightmares, free floating anxiety. My counselor even thinks there may be a Medicare reimbursement code. More on that later. I know there are others out there. I've even read their posts. Maybe it's time for an ALUMAPHOBIA support group.

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Old 05-15-2010, 05:51 PM   #2
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:28 PM   #3
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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has recently added this affliction into the record. I discovered this through research after having drilled numerous holes in the skin of my trailer (two backup lights requiring 5/8" holes and two mid-shell marker light holes). I equate the feeling as being akin to Harrison Ford in The Holy Grail when he must have faith to step over the chasm onto an invisible bridge. Of course, the only medication prescribed is to be post-trauma and includes liquids of an intoxicating effect.
They do suggest, however, that you curtail the desire to continue the boring endeavor.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:07 PM   #4
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Aw its nothing.. Just did it today! Small dent from awning center support slamming down made a perfect rivet size ding.. Small hole drilled.. rivet installed wala.. looks factory.

now aluminitis.. I know I have that one....

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