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post #141 of 195
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Originally Posted by ~pi View Post
The scent of microwave popcorn. And that smell lingers.

When I interviewed housemates, that was part of the deal. You want to live here? No microwave popcorn. I'll show you how to use the air popper.
This is mine. That smell is horrible. Just so freakin' NASTY!!! I honestly almost had to quit a cubicle job because people would use the office microwave for popcorn and it would make me physically ill. I switched roommates my freshman year of college for that very reason (seriously - that was the ONLY reason). My DH keeps a microwave in his workshop just for popcorn.
post #142 of 195
Oh, and the pimple thing too. I have to almost sit on my hands to keep from touching someone with a pimple that needs to be popped. Even though I'd never actually want to pop it myself (EW!!!), it's like it's calling out to me. I have a hard time not staring. I don't care if it's bad for you - pop that thing or stay home 'til it goes away!
post #143 of 195
Cellophane candy wrappers being crinkled forever and ever in a movie theater.

To me, it's just common courtesy to remove that stuff completely before the film starts, rather than just crinkling and crinkling it during the movie. It's so loud that it's all I can hear sometimes.
post #144 of 195
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Originally Posted by Aliviasmom View Post
The phrase "Calm down." I'm an excitable person, and I sometimes seem upset when I'm not. I've gotten better about my reaction to this phrase, but I still hate it.
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I have a few, but spitting in public is my #1 pet peeve of all time. I think it is the MOST disgusting thing someone can do in public. Gross. Gross. Gross. I have been tempted to yell at men I see doing this. I would not be married to a man that did this. I am not kidding when I say that if my DH suddenly started spitting in public we would have to go see a counselor about it. I wouldn't be able to love him fully, I don't think.:Puke
I'm with both of those. I once got out of the car and walked 2 miles home because my partner told me to "calm down." Yeah, I was a little stressed.

Also, I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate DILL! It's so nasty. It stinks so bad and I can't put anything in my mouth that has dill in it. Yuck.
post #145 of 195
Being forced to interact with other people's pets, having to smile and act like it's OK as they pull their dog off of me. I can't believe what poor manners people allow their dogs to have. When I was a kid,it was my experience that people trained their dogs or kept them away.

Certain dogs are harder to train, but they're trainable. People just don't take the time and I think they should think about that before choosing certain breeds.
post #146 of 195
People who are picky about food, particularly kids. I apologize to all the folks on this thread. I don't know why care so much about what other people eat and don't eat, but I can't help but seriously judge parents of kids who only eat plain pasta, chicken nuggets, etc. I it also drives me nuts when I have friends who have to order the same thing everytime at restraunts, or have lots of complicated modifications to thier orders.

In the same vein, I can't stand when people talk about how scared they are of germs. Like when they wach the news and find out that some seemingly innoucuous object is covered in germs and they make a big deal of how gross it is. Touching door knobs with you bare hands is not going to kill you. It's the same dirty world you've been managing to survive in all along. I guess what really bothers me about this is the implication that I'm gross or immoral for not wanting to purell myself and evreything around me every 5 minutes.

Ok, where are the other weirdos, who are relentlessly easy going like myself ? Sorry, if I offeded anyone, I just rarely have a chance to vent.
post #147 of 195
I have another few.

(1) When someone trips, someone else says, "Be careful!"
Too little, too late, too annoying!

(2) When I hurt myself and say, "Ow!" and someone immediately asks, "What?? What happened? Are you OK?" UGH. If I am HURT, can I have a moment to myself without 20 questions?

I know-- weird! (Ungrateful!)
post #148 of 195
I had a cool lecture in an Anthro class a couple of years back about the connection between OCD and religious rituals. Basically the amygdala, where we expereince fear, is involved in giving emotional /spiritual signifigance to things like dates, numbers, colors, food, and cleaning. Religious and other rituals are always composed of these elements. So for example in Catholicism you have the ritual bathing of baptisim, the ritual eating of the eucharist as well as food prohibitions on certain days, certain colors go with certain holidays, etc. This same preoccupation also results in supperstitions, or average feelings of disgust/ particularness in regards to all the above mentioned items.
post #149 of 195
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Originally Posted by Mizelenius View Post
When I hurt myself and say, "Ow!" and someone immediately asks, "What?? What happened? Are you OK?" UGH. If I am HURT, can I have a moment to myself without 20 questions?
I know-- weird! (Ungrateful!)
Yes. For me, pain feels very similar to anger, so I need 20 seconds to regroup. My Dh knows this, but my Dd had to be taught this.
post #150 of 195
When people say, "comfy" for comfortable and "'fess up" for confess. blech.
post #151 of 195
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Originally Posted by Decluttering Nut View Post
warm pillows
I am constantly flipping my pillows in the night so my head is on a cool pillow ... my brother does this as well
I do this too. In fact, my co-sleeping son says the same thing. It's our "thing" to share. He will say, Mama - I think we need the cool side.
post #152 of 195
Allspice and anise. /shudder
post #153 of 195
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Originally Posted by peridot83 View Post
In the same vein, I can't stand when people talk about how scared they are of germs. Like when they wach the news and find out that some seemingly innoucuous object is covered in germs and they make a big deal of how gross it is. Touching door knobs with you bare hands is not going to kill you. It's the same dirty world you've been managing to survive in all along. I guess what really bothers me about this is the implication that I'm gross or immoral for not wanting to purell myself and evreything around me every 5 minutes.
I am a picky eater (and, not surprisingly, the mother of a picky eater), and I think I'm perfectly within my rights to have my food the way I want it, or not to eat some foods, but I am right there with you on the germ thing. The Purell crowd would be amazed at the number of germy environments my kids and I have survived. In fact, we seem to get sick a lot less than most people I know.
post #154 of 195
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Originally Posted by dawningmama View Post
The volume on an odd number. I cannot abide this.
I am like this with foods like M&Ms. I can't eat them in odd numbers. I have to one for each side of my mouth, otherwise I feel lopsided.

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Georgia State Quarters. I mentioned this on the original thread. I have no rational reason for this, btw.
That's the funniest thing I've ever heard.

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Originally Posted by becoming View Post
Balloons popping terrifies me. Children playing with balloons terrifies me. Just balloons in general..
Ugh, me too. Dd always wants balloons when we're out...and then she squishes them between her hands and I seriously think my head is going to explode.

Other things:

Men's feet. If dh puts one of his feet near me, I will start screaming. And he doesn't have particularly gross feet at all. I just think feet are horrible.

I also hate cilantro.

The smell of coffee.
post #155 of 195
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Originally Posted by PudnHead View Post
I do this too. In fact, my co-sleeping son says the same thing. It's our "thing" to share. He will say, Mama - I think we need the cool side.
The best gift I've ever gotten was a gel insert thing that keeps the pillow cool.
post #156 of 195
Don't touch my face and everything will be alright.

Oh, and newspaper *shiver* - although I think that one is more common
post #157 of 195
I hate sunny days. When the sun shines in through all the windows and it's really bright in the house, I get in a really bad mood and feel like hiding in a closet. I am all about clouds and much happier if it is overcast, or even better if it is raining (as long as I don't have to go out shopping with the kids or anything like that). I think I must have reverse seasonal affective disorder or something. DH says I'm just weird.
post #158 of 195
People with hair in their face - most commonly bangs in their eyes. It makes me want to pull out the scissors, or at least a barrette.

Things that are alphabetized wrong, like with "The Book of Cars" under T.

Cilantro - but I don't think it tastes like soap, it tastes like rotting garbage.

Cold, dirty dish water - I am NOT putting my hand in there to pull the plug. Gross. People who think that putting all the dishes in the sink and leaving them there in soapy water for me to deal with is a good idea can F off.

Wet dish cloth left in the sink, sopping. Ew.

When people use nouns instead of adjectives, like "Ice Tea" - It's IceD Tea, for chrissakes, or Grill Cheese (grilled). Apparently I don't mind poor grammar or weird capitalization, though.

The sound of fingernail clippers, particularly if they are used outside of the bathroom. Disgusting.

Kitchen sponges. I think they're gross.

Oh, and anyone who thinks licking or sucking on my toes is sexy is in for a surprise. I can't think of anything more revolting.
post #159 of 195
Reader's Digest. I feel nauseated just thinking about it.
post #160 of 195
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Originally Posted by frog View Post
I'll go first.

Cilantro.
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I've been trying for about three years to pin down what it is that I don't like in many dishes I've eaten. I made something with cilantro in it recently and the light bulb went on. Oddly, however, now that I've identified it, I don't dislike it as much.
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