As Halloween approaches I can't help but think about the scary things that give people a fright and make their skin crawl. And, it's not just ghosts, monsters, and witches that come to mind. There are plenty of everyday things lurking in kitchens and on plates that freak people out.
One of my biggest fears is of the "eyes" that grow on potatoes. As a child, when I found out what the little green growths were called, I was terrified that the old potatoes were watching me. I now know that the potatoes can't see me, but that doesn't make them any less scary or gross. I still can't touch a potato that has the creepy little sprouts on them.
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