Beyond the Books is a weekly meme hosted by KissinBlueKaren.com which gives bloggers topics (mostly non-bookish) to discuss about. This is a fun way of learning more about each other. Check out her blog for the schedule of topics.
This week’s topic is:
5 things you just can’t handle (gross things like ugly toes, teeth scraping on silverware, etc)
Here are 5 things I can’t handle (not all of these are considered gross):
Vomiting – I have a really bad gag reflex so if I see or hear someone vomiting I start gagging. This includes my dog! Even if someone is vomiting in a movie or on TV I start to gag. When my daughters are sick I’ll hold their hair back and I try not to gag. I’ve tried turning away or closing my eyes but nothing helps with this.
The smell of microwave buttered popcorn – I can’t stand this smell and it must be because it is artificial butter. I hate it when someone at work cooks this because the smell lingers a long time since we can’t open our windows. This is food is banned from our house.
Perfume – when I was in my twenties I started working in the cosmetics department at the mall. Within a month I started getting headaches and had vertigo. Ever since then I can’t handle any perfumes.
When people sneeze or cough without covering their nose and mouth – I think this is really gross since the germs and mucus goes everywhere! Did you watch the movie Outbreak with Dustin Hoffman, Renee Russo and Cuba Gooding Jr.? Watching the scene at the movie theater where the guy infected with the virus is coughing and the germs fly in the air and into other people’s mouths made me want to walk out of the movie theater. OMG when we watched this movie it was packed with people and it was scary to think how fast you can get infected with a virus!!
Spiders – I can’t stand looking at them and they make my skin crawl when they are mentioned in a book.
Now it is your turn. What are things you can’t handle?