Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Creepers growing up Harbourfront floodlights could be the heart of darkness

 Creepers growing up Harbourfront floodlights could be the heart of darkness
This was what STOMPer Worriedian thought when he spotted these creepers growing up the floodlights at the HabourFront Bus Terminal at Seah Im Road.

In the STOMPer's email to STOMP today (Sep 22), the STOMPer wrote:

"These pictures were taken at the Harbourfront Bus Terminal at Seah Im Road.

"While waiting for the bus, I noticed that the nearby tower with floodlights was standing at the corner between the bus terminal and the carpark.

"Some of the creepers have grown up the lighting tower and soon they will reach the top.

"When this happens, the whole car park will be in darkness.

"As one who is achluophobic, I fear the eclipse of the sun, a moonless night and a car park enshrouded in darkness. I hope these creepers can be removed soon."

 Creepers growing up Harbourfront floodlights could be the heart of darkness

Achluophobia is just another term to refer to nyctophobia, a phobia of darkness.

Honestly, while I do see the point in removing the creepers so that they do not overwhelm the lights (something which does not seem to be occurring anytime soon), I frankly do not take very kindly towards people who resort to such hyperbole and weak attempts to strike fear in people. The person who posted this did not have to attempt to sound smart by using an obscure term that the layman does not know. What's wrong with just saying that you have a fear of the dark?

It only makes me think you are one of these people.

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