ME: I have a needle phobia.
MIL: But they are tiny little needles, and they just stick them in and they sit there.
ME: *every molicule in my body screaming*
(Picture someone afraid of snakes. Now picture them with cobras hanging all over their body, by their fangs.)
ME: *causually turning away* I'll think about it. (ok, done thinking about it, please, make the mental immages go away!)