i have a fear of cotton balls. i really do. just the idea of them right now is totally giving me the eebie-jeebies! i can't stand the idea of ever touching one or one touching me. it absolutely horrifies me and would send me screaming into another room. i know it's weird but it's true. other people are afraid of weird things like birds or snakes. not me. i'll hold a boa constrictor whilst letting a rat stand on top of my head but don't ever place me in a vat of cotton balls. my chest would constrict.
anyway...q-tips. here is my name in q-tips. the absolute smallest amount of cotton that can ever be near my hand. i won't touch the fuzzy part but it's as much as i can possibly handle.