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Gemma | 29 Aug 2018

These illustrations by Richard Mitchelson take you through the five stages of cenosillicaphobia, the fear of an empty glass.


Step 1

Excited anticipation.
This full glass of frothing delight fulls your heart with the purest form of joy known to all humanity...

step 2

Step 2

Unbridled happiness.
The first sip hits your lips, the worries of life lift and you sit and smile. Classic step 2.



Step 3

The glass is now half full, or is it half empty... uh oh.



Step 4

You finish a brilliant handful of salty snacks look down and pow!! You have one final mouthful!



Step 5

The empty glass. Cenosillicaphobia is taking hold, you can't recall if it's your round!!! Why are they all taking so long!!!


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You can find more of Richard's awesome illustrations on his website.


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