Last night I had a Very Traumatic Toilet Experience.
Those are totally different ways to be afraid of something.
I keep my shower curtain open because I don't want a serial killer to hide in my shower.
If someone (my mother, for instance) is at my house, and thinks that perhaps I would prefer that my shower curtain be pulled closed because of 'mildew' or whatever, then sometimes my shower curtain is closed when I go to the bathroom.
So I will open it, and hope that there's not a man waiting to stab me on the other side.
But I open it EXPECTING my shower to be empty.
I am LOOKING for a serial killer, but I am EXPECTING to find nothing.
That's how I was with live animals in my toilet.
I was LOOKING for a snake or a monster or WHATEVER, but I was EXPECTING to find nothing.
Imagine my surprise.
In my panic, I flushed it down the toilet, so I don't think it's alive anymore.
And my fear of live animals in my toilet has elevated to the kind where I am ACTIVELY EXPECTING TO FIND AN ANIMAL.