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TL;DR – Our Weird Isms

April 22, 2015

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Last week, we had a discussion about who is more difficult to live with. We’re both very easy going people, and very low maintenance, but which one of us is the lowest maintenance? This led us to talking about each other’s pet peeves, and a discussion whose sentences mostly started with “Yeah! Well at least I don’t…” Of course, none of these issues are big issues, but we found ourselves laughing at our tiny isms, and we thought we’d share a bit of them with you in a silly TL;DR video that lets you know a bit more about us :D

So, apart from the ones we mentioned here in this video, we have a few more:

Simon: Amateur Rapping

I don’t know what it is about bad rapping that hurts me. Deep down, nothing makes me cringe so much as bad rapping. And I don’t know how to properly delineate good rapping vs bad rapping. And I’m not talking about preference, either. For example, I listened to the new Action Bronson album: not a fan. Don’t really like his style. Ghostface, also, I’m not a fan of. But they don’t make me cringe. There’s something different about amateur rapping that makes me want to run away. When I watched some of Unpretty Rapstar, when Jessie was standing around and rapping about how badass she is, and how she’d slap everyone there, oh sweet Jesus even thinking about it now I feel my throat closing up.

It’s, I think, the fakeness that burns me. It’s when someone pretends to be hard but they’re not hard that I feel like crying. I saw a video on Reddit the other day of some high school kids freestyle battling as well, and I NOPENOPENOPED out of that window as fast as possible. Some Kpop rappers do that to me as well. Just…oh plz dear no. I know it’s an issue I need to get over, but I just can’t. I CAN’T DO IT!

Martina: Female Singer-Songwriters

Step one. Write something that sounds like a normal sentence about your day. For example, today I went to school and fell asleep during math class. Step Two. Take that sentence and sing it all wobbley to the an acoustic guitar and you’ve just killed Martina. Don’t get me wrong, I like female singers like Norah Jones, Lim Kim, Neon Bunny, Beach House….but because they sing about things in an interesting way. If you just speak a normal sentence and attempt to sing it over music, like Jewel’s most painful line, “I brush my teeth and put the cap back on” I will burst into sad flames.

Simon: Hearing About Sales

Look: I worked at the mall all throughout my high school career. And I think that, because I spent so much time working in one, I can barely handle being a customer in one now. If I go shopping, it’s with a clear action plan. I go in, grab what I want, and I get out. There’s no perusing. I need to get out of there like it was on fire. So whenever someone working there tries to slow me down, I feel uncomfortable. Don’t tell me about your sales. I’m not interested. I don’t want to spend and more money than what I plan on spending. When I’m at the cash and they ask for my email, I say no. Phone number? No. Why? I’m not interested. Just let me go please! I give you money you give me product fair is fair RELEASE YOUR HOLD ON ME!!!

Martina: Turtlenecks

Anyone who has watched Music Mondays knows my deep hatred for turtlenecks. I think they’re awful and they make everyone look bad. Even hot people can look dumb while wearing turtlenecks and Korea has a major obsession with them. Almost every single actor I thought was hot has somehow ended up in a turtleneck. Where did you neck go? Oh there it is, swallowed up by that sweater that looks like it’s trying to eat your face. I don’t mind the really baggy necked turtleneck sweaters, the kind that has a huge mega wide turtleneck that you could pull over your head like a hoodie but unless you’re about to go skiing in arctic conditions just get a scarf to keep warm.

Simon: Feeling My Fingernails Touch Anything

Hahahahaha I’m not the only one, right? Right? RIGHT!!?? I keep my nails trimmed. When they grow too long and I can feel them when I type on the keyboard, I get itchy. If I grab something off a table and my nails are the first thing that touches the table I blink rapidly. I need to cut my nails immediately. It can’t wait. I’ve bought more nailclippers from all my travels than I have nails on my body. It’s not that I think nails are gross. They’re not unseemly or anything. I just…I don’t know. I hate it I hate it I HATE IT! Apparently Martina’s dad feels the same way so I know I have at least one person on mu side.

Martina: Naps

This one is sad. I really wish I could love napping. I enjoying sleeping when I’m actually able to sleep (which is rare because EDS makes for bad sleep) but when I’m exhausted and I just need to take a nap, I know I’m going to have to make a payment. The payment is napping away exhaustion in exchange for mega grumpiness. When I wake up after a nap I’m a mean, grumpy, irritable being that needs to be left alone. I’m like a wild animal prowling the house looking for something and waiting to bite someone’s head off. I can acknowledge this and Simon knows not to joke, prod, or ask me complicated questions after a nap, but I hate the feeling of being so grumpy. Does anyone else get the after-nap rage?

Simon: Banana Bread

There’s nothing inherently wrong with Banana bread. It’s delicious. I’m sure it is. I remember when it used to be delicious. My father made a wonderful loaf of banana bread. He first got into making banana bread when I was 10 years old. Then he made a new loaf every week, for a gotdamn decade. I can’t eat banana bread ever again. Please no. My body has had enough. Banana smoothies are fine. Banana chips are delicious. But make a cake out of it and our friendship is over. OVER.

Martina: Milk in Mugs

I’m a huge milk drinker. Love milk of all types and I try it in every country I visit. Don’t give me skim, because that’s water flavoured like milk and doesn’t count. I love my milk steamed and cold, but don’t serve cold milk to me in a coffee mug. I don’t know what it is, but drinking milk from a ceramic mug makes it taste like it’s lukewarm to me, and lukewarm milk is gross. It’s only not gross if it’s straight out of a cow and that’s just fine for me. But cold milk should be served ice cold in a lovely see-though glass. YUM!

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So that’s it for our list of weird isms and pet peeves. I’m SO CURIOUS YEAHHHH if you have any pet peeves and isms that are the same as ours or are we total weirdos to you? Also one last thing. Martina would like to mention to you that she can now eat Cheetos and cheese puff things no problem…but she’ll have to wash her hands afterwards.

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  1. My mom is deaf so I grew up watching TV and videos with subtitles on them always. As an adult I still watch videos that way because it feels normal to me. One weird-ism I have is that I’m not a fan of auto-generated YouTube subtitles. I know it’s better than nothing but I’ve gone as far as submitting fan subs because the closed captioning is so off. For example there’s one channel I watch where the guy always starts his videos with “hey youtubers!” and I’ve seen everything from “hay you boomers” to “slay new tumors”. If that was your only way to know what’s being said in the video you’d be mega confused. I really love your subtitles because of the little side notes you put in there like *music to show how awesome the umbrella is* or *happy music walking like nothing happened*. Cracks me up. Seriously you guise are the best!
    I think a great follow up for next week would be weird-isms part 2: things that make you incredibly happy. Like when you get a packet of m&ms and sort them by color or popping bubble wrap. I want to see a video about all the weird things that make you happy!

    5 years ago
  2. i don’t like watching/listening to people eating,to much perfume,early holiday ads/music.

    5 years ago
    • Completely agree with the early holiday ads/music. And even worse, listening to holiday music completely out of season. My brother keeps bugging me by trying to play ‘NSYNC’s old Christmas music right now. I love them and their music but will not have their Christmas album played any other time but Christmas time so I shut it off. lol.

      5 years ago
  3. I absolutely hate mouth noises. Anything related to listening to people eat or make unnecessary saliva-based, smacking noises makes me want to scream and punch them in the face. It makes it much worse that my dad chews with his mouth open and makes those noises, so every time we eat near each other I want to jump out a window.

    I hate rough wood touching my mouth too. Not to the point that I’d call it a pet peeve, but rough chop sticks or popsicle sticks make me very uncomfortable.

    5 years ago
  4. Hey, Martina and Simon!! I’m really curious about how Korea deals with depression. All I’ve ever heard about is Koreans committing suicide left and right over small things. Is this really common? In the US, we have hotlines, and presentations about depression for students, but what does Korea have?

    5 years ago
  5. OMG Martina! I can relate to your nap pet peeve completely. When mum drove me home from my grandmas every night, I’d always make sure I stayed awake because that was considered a nap to me and I would always be cranky and irritable after waking up so I stopped myself. And I’m also a deep sleeper so my nap at 3pm can go on until the next morning, which makes naps really unattractive since it takes up so much time. I dislike naps :(

    5 years ago
  6. I can’t do bone-in meat. I’m not a vegetarian, I love me some delicious animal protein, but bones and tendons and … bleghh. I just can’t.

    5 years ago
  7. Those who can’t deal with vomit: smile!

    Ridiculous, I know, but smiling tricks your gag reflex. It really does help!

    5 years ago
  8. People who spit on the sidewalk-NASTY! And not in a good way! Have U ever seen someone blow their nose without tissue-Terrifying! They hold the top of their noses and just blow it out, UGH! PDA with tongue, Yuck! I have more, but these are the ones that are cringe-worthy.

    5 years ago
    • OMG I am the same way! Whenever I see someone spit on the sidewalk or blow their nose without a tissue it just makes me squirm!

      5 years ago
  9. One of my strange Isms is taking medicine. I have no idea why, but I just can’t do it. I also don’t like being touched very much, it just makes me uncomfortable. “It’s not like I don’t like you! I just love you… from a distance.” Does that make sense?

    5 years ago
  10. I am absolutely repulsed by feet. Same goes for sandals and flip-flops. I’d rather amputate my legs than wear flip-flops in public. No matter what weather condition. And I don’t like seeing other people wear sandals as well, I get sick just at the thought of seeing somebody’s ugly crooked feet.
    Also I hate the sound that sharpies make when u write. What a goosebump inducing thought. Same goes to styrofoam.

    5 years ago
    • Holy smokes! That reminds me! I forgot to mention that I hate hate HATE having hair on my big toe, and if I feel it I have to abandon everything and run home to shave it off. This is Simon, by the way. Martina does not have hairy toes.

      5 years ago
  11. My weirdisms include: Being splashed in the face with water, people who have the habit of beginning sentences with “no” in the same way people say “um” (seriously, when did no become the new um?), anything toughing my throat (turtlenecks, bike helmets, scarves, hands… Doesn’t mater how light the touch is, if you touch my throat it will immediately feel like I’m being strangled).
    Loud noises bug the mess out of me. If someone is speaking loudly, a tv is on in the other room, or someone down the street is thumping music, my ears will automatically focus on it and it will drive me crazy. Also pinging noises, clicking noises, constant triangle noises and other things like that in music… my ears will immediately focus on it and it drives me nuts.

    Another weirdism I have is that I pace when listening to music of thinking. Some people dance around. but me… I pace in circles…. for hours. Like I’ll think of a whole storyline in my head that goes to the music and spend unnecessary time walking and daydreaming to music.

    5 years ago
  12. First, Martina, the pink brows are amazing. Second, I totally get the mustard thing. Third, my daughter hates eyedrops. Here’s the trick, Martina, next time you must administer drops into Simon’s eyes. Have him lay down, close his eyes. If he needs the drop in his left eye, let’s say, have him tilt his head to the left. Administer the eyedrop onto the interior corner of his eye (closest to nose), let drop solution slowly sink into his eyes. He can even open his eyes post drop and blink and the drop will have made its way to the target. Repeat for other eye. Works everytime!

    5 years ago
  13. First!? :)

    5 years ago
  14. Okay, I agree with Simon. Martina’s weird-isms are definitely more weird. EXCEPT for the one about cold milk in a mug. I totally agree with that. I need to be desperate to put milk in a mug, and it makes me unhappy if it happens. I have a theory that it’s because I subconsciously expect any liquid in a mug to be warm. So even if it’s not warm, I still kind of feel that it’s warm, because my brain said, “It’s a mug, it must be warm.”
    Simon, I just saw Hamilton at the Public Theater in New York. It’s a hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton, and it’s very good. Every night at the show has basically been a parade of celebrities in the audience. ANYHOO. The guy playing Thomas Jefferson is named Daveed Diggs, and he’s phenomenal. He’s a rapper in his own right with a group called Clppng. You would probably like it.

    5 years ago
    • I have a different theory about the mug thing…I think its because the ceramic feels so cold on your lips, whatever cold drink is in there feels less cold and therefore you don’t enjoy it as much.

      5 years ago
    • Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll check it out :D

      5 years ago
  15. Simon, I hated that scene with Jessie too…. oh god it makes me want to die….

    5 years ago
    • When they played that part in the studio, I started walking away into another room, and Martina tried to hold me back, and she’s usually strong, but there’s NO WAY I was gonna sit and listen to Jessie any longer!

      5 years ago
  16. Ah! Monkeys! I’m always so suspicious of them! Story: my dad’s parents were quite racist and he married a Mexican woman and they made me. So, sometimes when the parents were working, my dad’s parents had to watch me. Some days were ok; coloring books and silence. Others were spent with…Sissy. F***ing Sissy. Their pet monkey. They converted a bedroom into a Monkey-room with a chain-link door and sometimes would LOCK ME IN SISSY’S ROOM to play. Sissy would steal my toys and keep them in her tree house where I couldn’t reach. One day my mom finally caught them when she picked me up early. Ever since then I am very suspicious of monkeys. They run around in India like squirrels in North America and they’re in monkey gangs and ugh you don’t want to confront a monkey gangster (husband grew up in India- one pick-pocketed him when he was a kid- monkey gangsters!)
    I CANNOT STAND 80’s saxophone!!!! Who Can it Be Now, Careless Whisper and the like make me want to rip my ears out and commit crimes.

    5 years ago
  17. Martina, I used to feel groggy after naps too (I still do sometimes when I’m woken up before I’m ready), but then I learned how to nap efficiently and properly. I take a lot of naps now because I work odd hours, and sometimes I take naps as short as 10 or 15 minutes, or as long as 3 hours if I have time, but my average is about 30 to 60 minutes. I feel the most refreshed when I nap for less than an hour. It’s different for everyone of course, but Lifehacker has several posts about napping, if you’re really interested in taking better naps: http://lifehacker.com/how-long-to-nap-for-the-biggest-brain-benefits-1251546669

    5 years ago
  18. Like Simon with his fingernails, I super hate it when I can feel my toenails touch things. If I feel them scrape against my socks or the floor, I just shudder and have to cut them immediately. If there’s any chance that I will feel something against them, I’ll clip them.
    Although my fingernails touching things is fine, for some reason. I have been a nail bitter pretty much my whole life. I’m trying to change that habit, but that means my fingernails are usually pretty short most of the time.

    5 years ago
    • I hate when my toe nails get long too, but I like my fingernails very long

      5 years ago
  19. I know it might sound mean, and also hypocritical( cause i know i can do it too :D) but i hate when someone is laughing, i mean, not everytime, but i hate these very high pitched, or very loud laughs… Its just ugh. I cant :D

    Im always grumpy when i wake up, doesn’t mater if its nap or normal sleep. I just love sleeping xD If it comes to naps, i hate it more because i feel like i wasted so much free time i could spent on doing something creative, and im really mad at me for it.

    i also cant stand old people smell. like this sweaty smell, old, like something gone bad :S

    i HATE monkeys. they so frikkin gross.

    5 years ago
    • Haha, I feel the same about time wasted sleeping. I actually hate the fact that I need sleep. My personal motto is ‘Sleep is for the weak.’ (I’m a weakling)

      5 years ago
  20. I 100% agree with Martina about monkeys. They are disturbing, annoying, rude, can be dangerous. they’re the 2nd douchiest animals of the animal kingdom (after humans). I just can’t grow to like them (and I even like leeches. So that says a lot)

    I sometimes end up barfing too at the sight of a vomit puddle. It has become better in the last few years (working as a nanny for a half year helped), but I still at least feel a lump in my throat every single time.
    I also can’t stand that sound and feeling of biting into a meringue. It’s like listening to someone cut a polystyrene board (it gave me shivers just thinking about it).
    Same goes for walking on dry snow (the rly dry one, when the temperature drops to at least -20)

    Other three weird things that give me the shivers are: the rusty parts of the ships (the part that normally stays underwater), the bottom parts of the bridges and big (open) pipes. I’d even say that I’m probably scared of those. They make me feel Super uncomfortable.

    There are many others, but these are the main ones, I guess.

    5 years ago
  21. I hate inside out hoods. They bother me so much!! I don’t even know why xD Seriously, when I see random strangers walking around and the hood on their jacket is inside out I just cringe. I’m constantly tempted to go up to people and fix their hoods but it’d be awkward since, well, they’re strangers lol.

    Another pet peeve I have is people saying stuff in my place or about me and assume it’s true. It’s like they think they know me so well(*cough*mygrandmother*cough*) and just say something about what I’m thinking or what I want or what I like and just automatically assume it’s right. It just bothers me so freaking much!!! Like, I can speak for myself, thank you. (I have the same problem with people telling me what I should do with my life when I finish school and stuff. It’s my decision, not anyone else’s.)

    I also hate it when people watch me draw or when they constantly want to see my drawings. Most of my family does this and it’s just so annoying! Sometimes I just don’t want everyone to see my drawings and they don’t understand that.

    It also bothers me when people go in my room without my permission and touch my stuff. Sure, I can deal with them being in my room but touching my stuff is a no-no. Especially when it comes to touching my drawings xD

    Also, I can agree with Martina about the monkeys. They don’t bother me as much as they bother her, but I don’t exactly like them either.

    5 years ago
    • haha I have the same thing with inside out hoods. even worse for me though is people who wear long wool winter coats and don’t tear apart the flaps at the back/bottom that are sewn together just for display in the shops. i want to run up to them and tear them apart to freeedoooomm!

      as for people wanting to see your drawings – same thing here, but with writing and music. i HATE when people watch me work, i can just feel their eyeballs behind me, judging me (even if the logical side of my brain knows they are certainly not). it drives me nuts.

      best thing to do is to acknowledge these needs you have creatively and know that your needs come FIRST, before the random desire of people to see your work. show them when you are ready. or never show them. they’ll deal :P

      5 years ago
    • I agree with all, except the monkeys.
      Though I agree a lot of them are loud and annoying, I absolutely love Orang-utans.

      As for the inside out hoods: How do people not get annoyed by that?
      Whenever a friend or family member has their hood inside out, I HAVE to do something about it.
      My mom has the same, and so does my brother.
      Just like when a label is hanging out and people don’t notice.
      If a friend or family member doesn’t notice, I’ll help them notice and fix it.

      5 years ago
  22. I cannot stand the sound of people eating, for one. It’s the sound of food being pushed around the persons mouth, and I bet if I could hear myself eating I would also hate that. My flatmate eats so slurpily, like all the food in the back of his throat, and it makes me cringe so bad.

    I can’t stand having to touch old food – my flatmates always pile their god damn dishes in the sink (which is another huge peeve of mine – put them on the bloody side not in the sink), especially because they will ‘leave things to soak’ but the water just gets all dirty and bits of food float in it and it makes me gag having to put my hand in to either unblock the plug hole because it’s full of old food or to just pull the plug out.

    It really annoys me when people leave mess in my room – I’m not the tidiest of people and my room is usually scattered with clothing and make up but its’ an organised mess and if other people leave stuff in my room I get so annoyed, especially if it’s rubbish because I always have bin bags on hand.

    The final thing I HATE – which is more of a phobia than a peeve – is called Trypophobia and I can’t even think about it without just curling up inside myself. Trypophobia is the fear of loads of small holes really close together, it doesn’t bother me with everything but if it’s anything in skin then I will just collapse in on my self I can’t even look at it. I also don’t like honeycombs. They really creep me out. I can’t even look at my face too closely because I don’t like being able to see my own pores- which is why I wear about 2389 layers of foundation everyday!

    5 years ago
    • I am the same when it comes to eating sounds. There is an actual term for it — misophonia. I am not entirely sure where my distaste originates from, but anybody who suffers from misophonia can understand the hardships it causes. For instance, sometimes I experience resentment and anger towards my brother for eating “too loudly” even though deep down, I know he is not eating all that loudly. Misophonia unfortunately does not have a lot of research to promote a larger understanding, as people tend to dismiss it as a petty problem. In my case, I’ve found that meditation helps me deal with the situation a little bit, since meditation helps me let go of things that are out of my control.

      5 years ago
  23. When I first saw your video I couldn’t think of any pet peeves of my own, although I know for certain I have plenty of them. But as my colleague keeps chewing with his mouth open behind my back, my need to add my two cents to this conversation eats me alive. So yeah, loud chewing grates my nerves similar to a cat’s scratch on a blackboard. I get set on fire if someone even attempts to make a change to my computer without consulting me beforehand (not that many people have access to it, but, yeah, parents anyone??). I especially get really angry if anyone writes search items in the address bar – I use firefox and I have customized every last bit of that browser, or when they close the whole window instead of only the tab they have used – I have at least 5-10 tabs open at once usually, sometimes with streaming stuff so do you understand my pain? This is just a short list of things that make me irrationally angry but it is inspired by today’s events and I needed an somewhere to vent >.<

    5 years ago
  24. I’ve got similar pet peeves to both of you but OMG WOODEN STICKS ARE THE WORST!!!! While Martina was talking about them I was dying inside. I could taste and feel the terrible woodiness in my mouth :O Definitely one of the worst things in the world…. *shivers in disgust*

    5 years ago
  25. Finally! Someone who also dislikes drinking milk from a mug! Let’s be friends, Martina. :)

    5 years ago
  26. Now this one is sad. I can’t stand cheese. Like at all. If you’ve just had a piece of cheese or touched some cheese, I won’t let you get near me or touch me unless you wash your hands and brush your teeth. The only cheese that I’m capable of tolerating is mozzarella and that’s when it’s completely melted on a pizza. Any cheese fobics out there that can relate?

    5 years ago
    • I am not a really huge fan of cheese, but I like processed cheese. Weird… now just talking about cheese just makes me think about Chanyeol’s cheese line in Wolf.

      5 years ago
  27. Hello! I would like you guys make a video about korean art: street art, graffiti, museums, galleries, famous and talented artists in the city or the country, etc. It would be nice and informative :) [sorry if my english is bad] BTW, I can’t stand the sound that people make with their mouths after eating, you know? when they have leftovers and do not use dental floss, and make strange noises to get them out of the teeth. I can not, I die …

    5 years ago
  28. I used to think Monkeys were cute.. until I lived in India where roving droves of monkeys would take a steaming dump on your back porch, steal and rip clothes off clothes lines, and chase the dog and pull it’s ears. Let’s face it–monkeys are basically humans– with no morals.

    One thing that drives me bonkers is the feeling of that foam that is in cushions or bed pads. So you know what I am talking about– like the square foam cushions that get covered? Inevitably the cover has to come off to wash it or something– but the feeling of it.. aaahh It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard.

    Along similar lines– the way your hands catch on silk.. ugh.. !

    5 years ago
  29. Numbah 1 pet peeve: biting into a plum and having my top two teeth scrape the pit…..THE WORST.

    5 years ago
  30. Simon is gosh darn right with the eyedrops and lens thing. I am just like Simon when it comes to my eyes. When I needed to put in eyedrops it was pretty much putting them on my eyelid and then trying to force my eye open.
    Ticked of my doctor something fierce. He wanted to know why my sight had gone down pretty quickly in my teens (turns out it was due to growing quickly) and part of that was putting these two light cones on my eyes. Man that scared the crap out of me. After like 10 failed tries he got pretty angry.
    So yeah I can’t take lenses and also can’t have laser treatment because you need to be awake while they put frigging “lasers” to your eyes.
    They can do it if they can knock me the hell out.

    Next to that I can’t do certain textures, like leek always eeked me out because of the texture. And drying towels for the dishes can send shivers all over my body if they have a certain texture.

    And I can’t do alcohol, only in mix drinks. Anything else and it’s “yup this sure tastes like alcohol alright”. With new years a few years back my friends were drinking champagne and were all like “oh man this tastes so good” and I was thinking to myself “yup, this is a glass of alcohol alright”.

    And also agree with Simon on the rap thing. When someone is bad at rapping, or sometimes for example in kpop trying to hard to look like they are well hard gang members, I just nope out. Can’t handle it. There is just something off about it.

    5 years ago
    • Oh and I almost forgot, can’t stand it when people suddenly walk behind me when I am sitting somewhere or suddenly touch me. Also gives me the shivers. I’ve sat in restaurants with the shivers because the server was walking behind me. They need to of course but at some moments I just can’t stand it.

      5 years ago
    • I was that way with alcohol for a bit, but my tastebuds deadened and now I can tolerate the subtleties of different alcohols :D

      5 years ago
      • Maybe I should try that, but anything with alcohol that isn’t a mix drink makes me a sad panda and I can’t finish it.

        5 years ago
  31. Wood in mouth. Totally the same. Polished wood is tolerable (not liked, but tolerable), but bare wood (like take out chopsticks and popsicle sticks) are just gross feeling. I work very hard to eat my popsicles so I don’t have to touch the stick with my mouth. Vomit-ism – also totally the same on that. I have a massive gag reflex when spit, vomit and other things like that are concerned. Turtle necks, I can see where Martina is coming from on that one. Fingernails! Simon, I am so with you on that. I especially hate touching my hair when my fingernails get too long. It feels so snaggly. I try to clip them at least once a week and I clip them right down as far as I can.

    Others of mine:
    I hate mouth sounds. Particularly wet mouth sounds. People who suck on their teeth, smack their gums, or any other kind of sound like that. If I can kinda hear you chew or just little spurts of sounds I can kinda handle it but consistent, loud, wet chewing really irritates me. Snoring and consistent loud heavy breathing also fall in this category.
    I absolutely cannot handle snoring, even when I hear it as a sound effect on TV. I cringe and am just like “Is it actually really necessary to play the snoring sound to show that the character is asleep? Do you really think we can’t tell otherwise?”
    I can’t stand when other people’s hair touches me. If I reach over and pet it or run my fingers through it I’m not bothered by it. But if someone ‘s hair touches me rather than me touching their hair it just feels super gross to me.
    I have an irrational dislike of certain kinds of birds that might be a little similar to Martina’s monkey thing. Pigeons, chickens, budgies, parakeets, cockatiels and probably several similar birds. They actually kinda make me nervous. If you have a budgie and I’m over and you let it out of it’s cage I will probably cover my head. I may or may not curl up into a ball depending on how active the budgie is when it’s let out.

    5 years ago
  32. Haha, Martina’s comment about milk reminded me of Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation.

    “There’s only one thing I hate more than lying; skim milk. Which is water, lying about being milk.”

    5 years ago
  33. Put some ice cubes in your cup of milk. It is amazing.

    5 years ago
  34. I’m with you on the vomit thing. See it, Hear it, smell it and I join them

    5 years ago
    • Oh and really bad continuity in films and dramas. Drives me bonkers and I have to stop watching.

      5 years ago
  35. Yes I can totally relate to the after-nap rage! That’s why I don’t nap and haven’t done so in many years, no matter how tired I am. The moment I wake up I’m like “great job asshole! You just wasted the whole effing day!” and it gets worse from there. I’ll get annoyed by everything and everyone, curse, etc.

    Another thing I hate is people chewing with their mouths open! (or just loudly) I can’t stand it! In every single k-drama, variety show etc that I’ve watched, when they eat something and chew with their mouths open… it’s just so annoying.

    Another, less serious, pet-peeve that I have is I’m kind of a perfectionist, but only when it comes to stuff slanting, I have to go and correct it! (sooner or later, not always immediately). Also, here at home, when the aprons are sticking out a bit of the ‘closet’, I have to go and open it and put them in properly, so they dont’ stick out! That goes for everything sticking out when it’s not supposed to (did that sound wrong?)

    That’s about the ones I can think of :)
    Oh and I agree with Simon, when shopping I grab what I need and then get out. I hate shopping. One reason being the fact that I hate how I can’t take my time and look at things without people panting me in the neck waiting for me to move out of the way.

    Those are the ones I hate the most. Otherwise I’m normal :D

    5 years ago
  36. I absolutely hate the sound of kissing in movies and tv shows! It makes my skin crawl. When I’m at the movies and they start kissing I cover my ears lol
    My dog is constantly licking her chops. It the same sound and it drives me insane! You can make the same noise by stirring Kraft Mac & Cheese. Thinking of it now makes me want to scream lol

    5 years ago
  37. Holy crap, I totally thought I was the only kid who was disgusted at other kids for being so messy. When I was a kid I refused to eat Ice Cream cones, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and many other foods, not because they didn’t taste good but because of the mess that went along with them. I was repulsed by sticky peanut butter and jelly fingers, and koolaid stains and the ring from fudge-cicles on mouths made me cringe, just the thought of it is still actually annoying. I always thought I was just a weird kid, but maybe I wasn’t alone. I felt bad that I avoided people who were like that, but I just couldn’t handle being around it. And heaven forbid they try to touch me with their sticky fingers, *shudder*.

    5 years ago
  38. I really really can’t stand it when people have a cold and they snort every 5 second. it even can make me loose my appetite if i’m eating and someone does it, and i have this urge to swallow as if it was myself who just did it… ><

    5 years ago
  39. I hate monkeys as well. Real life, cartoons, the word – they just make me really uncomfortable. I remember going to the zoo as a kid and refusing to go into the primate area because it made me so uncomfortable. I also really dislike seals (though not as much).

    Another weird thing that I hate is having certain types of food sitting close together. This is especially a problem in refrigerators. As an example – there can’t be any fruit next to milk or jars of food sitting next to leaf vegetables.

    5 years ago
  40. I too defend my eyes from the slightest of things. No contacts, no eye drops. The optometrist has to literally hold me down in order to dilate my eyes. They get so mad. “You’re an adult, stop squirming.” I am trying I swear.

    Monkey are gross, all monkey, apes, gorillas, etc. Gross, gross, gross.

    After-nap rage is why I do not like to nap. I am mad for the rest of the day. It isn’t even worth it at that point.

    5 years ago