Bathmophobia is the fear of stairs and a common cause is an early negative experience with stairs. This much we all surely know. However, this ‘early negative experience’ can be hard to pin down yet can persist for years. After much research and hanging around in the wrong kind of places id-iom can reveal the real cause of this debilitating illness and can embiggen medical knowledge all in one fell swoop. His name is Bob and if i’m honest it was quite tricky to get any more than that from him. He didn’t seem particularly keen to see me and i’m not convinced of his assertions that his intentions are strictly honourable… Either way I got the photo so at least that one is now sorted.