Thread: What makes you squeamish?
05-23-2010, 09:09 PM #51
I clean up/dispose of/smell/see bodily fluids/waste every time I go into work. Doesn't bug me at all. I've seen a man with his face partially avulsed from his head; seen what happens when a human body is caught on the front of a car going 45 miles an hour (Doesn't sound fast? Think: hamburger meat). I eat Arby roast beef sandwiches on a regular basis; I play with real insects and spiders in my free time; I've stuck my arm all the way up a horse's bum to see if she was pregnant. I could go on and on, but you get the point. No problems with nausea/grossness/etc in any of those situations.
But. The one thing that will gross me out; send me into uncontrollable gagging/shuddering fits is a hairball. As I sit here typing this out, I can feel the gorge rise. If it's lint from the dryer, a ball of my own hair from my hairbrush; or something my cats left on the carpet... doesn't matter. A clump/lump/ball of unattached hair disgusts me. I don't know why; it just does. I'm okay with a single or very few strands of hair; I'm okay with a lock of hair as long as it's braided or presented in such a way that the strands are more or less untangled and parallel.
Hairballs are gross.
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05-24-2010, 03:18 AM #52
The sound and sight of anything puking...
The site and smell of dying intestines (working at a vet I've seen it a few times)... Oh and the sound of internal organs "swishing" around during surgery.
People getting EYEBALL TATTOOS or any needle to the eye!!!!!!! (I can handle touching my own eye for contacts though)
Rhinoplasty (sp) I think thats what its called... anyway a chisel to the nose.
Internal parasites, The thought and sight.
Really big catfish LOL I love to look at them but don't make me touch it... same goes for anything that can touch me in the water... esp if I can't see it.
I'm okay with most insects... OH NO Large grasshoppers... you know those big black and red or yellow ones...
Okay with blood and feces and pee... No human feces please!
I'm also ok with needles and having shots and blood drawn. Funny my boyfriend is covered in tattoos and piercings but he can't stand the sight of syringes and getting shots or giving blood... He almost passed out when he was at the doctor once LOL
Edit, need to add I hate heights... I think because when I was little on a field trip two older guys acted like they were going to throw me off the top of our capitol building. They actually grabbed me and lifted me over the edge... Only way is if there is a steady wall or im on my belly... even with the wall I'm afraid it will break!
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05-25-2010, 01:31 AM #53
Just remembered... I can't stand anything getting its spit on me... Humans, dogs, cats... I don't mind my horse's slobber but gag with everything else. Can't even touch a dog that may get slobber on me.75 gallon project
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05-25-2010, 03:16 AM #54
I hate when your swimming and you get a huge hair tangle caught in your hand/face/leg or all three or a combo. "shutters"
06-10-2010, 11:27 PM #55
Bats thats right flying rodents are what creeps me out.Shaunjr_89
06-11-2010, 12:10 AM #56
But bats are so cute!!! LOL...not like a ripped off fingernail...or a toenail turning black and falling off...*gag*
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06-11-2010, 01:46 AM #57
06-11-2010, 09:57 AM #58
I'm pretty good with almost everything, the only thing that will set me off sometimes is sputum...ugh. Doesn't do it all the time, just sometimes.
But when I'm pregnant, it's good bye to stomach contents at anything!! Left over porridge in the saucepan, dog food, weetbix that have gone soggy...you get the idea. My little boy fell and cut his knee, I'm gagging as I was washing it! Not good, crikey's I've watched hips and knees be replaced and never battered an eye. So I just avoid (as much a possible, lol) anything when pregnant.