Nothing better than waking up in the morning and thinking about things that gross you out. Sitting here typing out my list is nearly making me gag. Hopefully you can handle reading this without getting super grossed out, too.
Bandaids – I’ve never liked bandaids, they’re just … gross. A brand new, clean, just-out-of-the-box, still-attached-to-the-wrapper bandaid is tolerable. A bandaid covering someone’s injury? Gross. But the worst is the used bandaid that is laying on the ground or floating in water. Even if it appears clean it is still majorly disgusting.
Hair – Stray hairs to be exact. A full head of hair? No problem at all. A bunch of tresses that are laying in a pile on the floor after having been cut? Sure, I can handle that. But random, stray hairs floating in water or in food? Oh, hell no. I spend a good amount of time cleaning out the tub before each and every bath to ensure a hair-free-water-zone. If I see hair floating in a pool? Cringe!!! I’m not even going to dip a toe in the water. And then of course there is nothing like finding a hair in your food after you’ve devoured the majority of whatever was on your plate. Even if its my own hair, it still grosses me out. And the worst is a long hair that takes forever to pull out of the food because its clinging on to whatever sauce or other ingredient makes the food just sticky enough to hold onto the strand of the hair. Sick.
Garbage – I will hold my breath around garbage cans when I am out jogging or walking. Same with garbage trucks. I’ll close all the vents and turn off the a/c in the car until I’m free and clear of a trash truck. I am appalled when I see someone resting up against a trash can while waiting for a bus or talking to friends. Touching a trash can? I can’t even …
Trimming Finger/Toe Nails – The sound grosses me out. Clip. Clip. Clip. Ugh! So disgusting. I don’t even like to clip my own fingernails, let alone listen to someone else clink away on their own digits. I was stuck on an airplane one time and the dude in front of me felt like it was okay to trim every single fingernail multiple times as we waited for our flight to depart. Stranger fingernail clippings are possibly the worst.
Loose Teeth – The thought of losing a tooth is so gross. As a kid, I would let my teeth dangle as long as possible (which is even more disgusting as I think about it!) before allowing them to finally fall out. No pulling. They had to come out on their own. Oh my Gawd. I am squirming in my seat just thinking about it.
Burping – Certain burps are okay. Big, airy ones? Funny. But those juicy burps that come from the back of someone’s throat? So, so, so disgusting. (Note: I almost forgot to include this, but Brad Pitt just let out a super gross belch and it immediately reminded me that burps need to go on my list. Also note: Farts are generally okay and usually quite funny. Its the burps that gross me out.)
I feel like the items on my “Ew that is disGUSTing list are pretty typical and probably gross many other people out, too. I also have a list of foods that gross me out. These may or may not be typical, depending on your own taste buds and life experiences:
Salmon – Why do people like salmon so much? Its too fishy and greasy and fatty for me. Blech, grosses me out just thinking about it. Despite the fact I am willing to try almost any new and somewhat adventurous food, I worry before dinner parties or special events that the host is going to set a plate of salmon in front of me and I have to pretend to be polite and eat the disgusting fish. I can’t do it.
Bubblegum – I can not tolerate (not even in the least bit) the smell of bubblegum. And I hate listening to people smack on it. Bubblegum should be moved to the top of the gross food items list because it is the worst.
Okay. I think that is it…..But, I reserve the right to add to this list.