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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 14:02:25
Reading the air travel thread makes me thankful that I’m not scared of flying, but it got me thinking about things I do hate… (Hey, it’s Thursday afternoon and I’m counting down the hours til hometime) For me, I absolutely hate heights. I always try to face my fears and do things like rock climbing, go on rollercoasters etc but it always scares the bejeesus out of me, and I usually end up clambering to the side of the wall and trying (and failing) to press my body into the side as I cling on for dear life! And whenever I’m on a rollercoaster, the first part where it’s very slow as the carriage climbs to the top is absolutely terrifying.

So… what do you hate? What would you gladly never do again?
edited by waitingforthewkend on 05/05/2011
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 15:12:18
As per the flying thread I would gladly never fly again

I also hate heights and am scared of rollercoasters. Not scared of spiders, wasps or snakes though (well maybe poisonous ones.)
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 15:13:35
Basement parkings
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 15:15:28
Rice and mats (swop the first letters around - can barely say it) - yukl!!!!
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 15:27:47
Anything medical.....and bizarrely enough (don't know why) the sight of a man wearing leather gloves.....gives me the chills and really freaks me out! Go figure!
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 15:34:13
Roaches.....those big nasty guys....and if they fly....OMG...

just typing about them is making me yuuuccckkkkkkk
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 15:38:29
Unmade beds.

Dirty clothes.

Roaches.
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 15:39:49
revolving doors (*shudder*)
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 15:44:20
Spiders, hate them!
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 16:18:50
SNAKES!!! They are horrid!
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 16:34:40
Snakes, I hate them.
I was staying at a farm in Hatta once and went to the bathroom, 2 mins after I came out, the houseboy went in and came out with a big snake that he found curled up behind the toilet where I had just been sitting. Lucky I had not put my foot on it because it was one that was quite dangerous.

I also have a fear of those big transparent looking lizards you used to get come in the house in UAE (might of all fled now they have built everywhere)
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 16:40:03
heights, spiders, rats/mice
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 16:43:18
Eewwww I hate paper cups .......
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 18:08:04
i hate when the toilet roll, on a holder, is wrong way round, when its touching the wall. and when my MIL uses my special cup and saucer(when i asked ot to use it,gave her 3 othe ones instead). no one drinks out of my cup! so i hid it,and she's like:'wheres that cup of yours?a cup of tea seems to taste better in it'. oh,forgot, to add not to keen on my MIL either
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 19:49:29
Flying, flying oh and flying. Haven't even opened the thread entitled bumpy ride in case it is about scary flights. Have only flown twice in last 13 years due to my fear and the last time was non stop turbulence with the most awful landing. I really thought I was about to die. I am terrified about having to fly again, definately the worst part of our relocation. I haver even looked in to the possibility of a cruise Uk to Dubai, but this time of year they're all coming the other way . My other phobia is lifts, would rather walk up 20 flights of stairs than get in a lift.
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 19:55:19
JShepherd wrote:
Eewwww I hate paper cups .......


styrofoam cups and plates
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 20:03:57
Tapioca - it's a consistency thing, reminds me of frog spawn!
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 20:20:00
Oh yeah, that's right - it does! Were you served it at school?
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 20:22:25
Sanddy_Dogg wrote:
Oh yeah, that's right - it does! Were you served it at school?


Yeah, that and slimey spinach - blurgh!
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 20:26:30
rubberduck wrote:
Flying, flying oh and flying. Haven't even opened the thread entitled bumpy ride in case it is about scary flights. Have only flown twice in last 13 years due to my fear and the last time was non stop turbulence with the most awful landing. I really thought I was about to die. I am terrified about having to fly again, definately the worst part of our relocation. I haver even looked in to the possibility of a cruise Uk to Dubai, but this time of year they're all coming the other way . My other phobia is lifts, would rather walk up 20 flights of stairs than get in a lift.


Rubberduck, I did a course to help deal with fear of flying a few years ago. I have the info booklet which I have scanned. If you think it might help you send me an email on sanddy . dogg @ gmail . com and I will send it to you by return.
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 20:28:13
Chocs01 wrote:
Sanddy_Dogg wrote:
Oh yeah, that's right - it does! Were you served it at school?


Yeah, that and slimey spinach - blurgh!


I can show my age by saying we would get battered spam. It could be smelled when they started cooking it around 10am and lingered throughout the school all day *bleurgh*
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 20:28:43
can't stand ants and flies. Unfortunately, both are very common here. The ants are coming out in thousands now and I am going mad.
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 20:42:31
tahm563 wrote:
can't stand ants and flies. Unfortunately, both are very common here. The ants are coming out in thousands now and I am going mad.
edited by tahm563 on 05/05/2011


I found an entire ants nest in one of my house plants earlier - the little tiny brown ones, they just constantly seem to keep coming, I can't get rid of them, it's driving me crazy.
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 20:54:02
sanddy dogg - oh how kind, will take you up on your offer, you have mail
Thank you
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 21:05:25
Blood - I usually pass out at the sight of it.
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 21:11:27
OK so this is not a phobia, but it is something I hate......scary movies. How many of you like them. I just can't understand why someone would put themselves through the experience as well as the nighmares afterwards. I could never watch a scary movie, especially spirit / ghost ones. I can barely cope with Harry Potter.
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 21:12:35
snowflake wrote:
OK so this is not a phobia, but it is something I hate......scary movies. How many of you like them. I just can't understand why someone would put themselves through the experience as well as the nighmares afterwards. I could never watch a scary movie, especially spirit / ghost ones. I can barely cope with Harry Potter.


Some I flat out refuse to watch. Don't mind suspense and stuff, but just plain guts and gore is nasty.
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 21:25:18
Have to agree with you Chocs01.....I am more of a Miss Marple / Midsomer Murders type. Quaint, country cottage murders..with not a drop of blood in sight. Not realistic at all, but suits me. I have a friend back in UK who just loves scary movies....the scarier the better!!! Just don't understand it. Why make yourself frightened. How can you just expect to go to bed and have a good night's sleep after seeing some of these films.
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 21:28:56
I like the idea of movies like Hostel and Saw. I usually end up hiding under the blanket within the first five minutes and DH switches the TV off.
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Latest post on 2011/05/05 at 21:32:03
SAW was good in the beginning, when it was more about the story lines and twists, it was cleverly done then. These days it's all blood and gore.

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