Lisa has two (irrational) fears. House flies and pigeons.
[Editorial note from Lisa: Technically I'm scared of maggots, not house flies. I think we can all agree that there's a HUGE difference. I'm still haunted by that one scene in JULIE AND JULIA. You know the one.]
She once saw a swarm (or three) of flies in her basement, convinced herself one of the kids left something rotting down there that was now crawling with maggots and called an entire team of professional cleaning people to the rescue.
[Editorial note from Lisa: This is completely true. The cleaning company thought I was INSANE. They were probably used to cleaning up after hoarders who died in their piles of crap, but instead they were called in to clean up a basement with some toys laying around.]
They didn't find anything rotting and probably led the flies out on their trip up and down her stairs.
[Editorial note from Lisa: But I slept REALLY well that night.]
According to Lisa, her fear of pigeons originated in London's Trafalgar Square. Tourists + hundreds of pigeons pecking, swooping, landing, pooping = 1 horrified Lisa. She calls them rats with wings and once almost overturned our restaurant table when one went pecking near her feet as we ate outside.
[Editorial note from Lisa: It was pecking at my feet! Do you have any idea how dirty pigeons are? And they have no fear. I'm pretty sure if pigeon pecks your foot there's a 90% chance you end up with rabies or gangrene.]
Needless to say, this week's episode of Modern Family was written for Lisa. Well, minus the houseflies.
Have a great weekend everyone. And watch out for those pigeons.