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Sue R
Posts 2435



06/05/2011 00:17:57
Polystyrene - put's my teeth on edge!


imanesmama
Posts 151



05/05/2011 23:48:35
My other real hate is smelly houses which I gained after years of being in my job.
I work in social housing and have to visit homes that you would not even let a rat live in. I sometimes get the sweats while trying to interview someone while I sit surrounded by rubbish, dog turds on the carpet and a tenant who has probably not set foot in the bathroom for months.

It got so bad once that while out with a collegue we stopped at someones house to check the tenant had cleaned it to my collegues expectations (complaints of nasty smells from neighbours) and as he opened the door I had to clutch hold of the drainpipe and was dry heaving. The tenant told my collegue "I cleaned the house, its as fresh as a daisy", so my collegue said "well going by the state of my collegue here I dont really think you did a good job".
Now before I visit someone I ask around if their a known stinker or not as it just makes me physically ill and I have to prepare myself and take deep breaths so I dont heave ho while interviewing them.
edited by imanesmama on 05/05/2011


imanesmama
Posts 151



05/05/2011 23:39:45
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.


I love scary movies but not too graphic.
My husband loves the SAW films, I watched one and that was enough, too much blood and guts and non stop nastiness for me. The last film I watched was called "The Human Centipede" now that gave me nightmares.


captainjacky
Posts 2881



05/05/2011 22:58:26
Must admit I'm going back to England for a holiday in the next few weeks and have already started waking up in a cold sweat, thinking about spiders. They totally controlled my life when I was living there..... Guess I need to get a grip?!


muurtje
Posts 993



05/05/2011 22:27:02
Heights, especially on stairs and escalators, but slightly stranger then that:

BANANAS!!!! Can't stand them; their smell, the taste, the sound they make when being mushed (or eaten by people who can't keep their mouths closed). Disgusting! Have not eaten one for the last 23 years and will leave a room if someone close by eats one.


norne
Posts 122



05/05/2011 22:15:36
Some weird phobias going on in this thread!

I'll add my two: Roaches (any size and kind) and big spiders like the basement kind we have in Denmark.


wuffles
Posts 8200



05/05/2011 21:59:58
Chocs01 wrote:
wuffles wrote:
Chocs01 wrote:
Worms - yikes, big fat wriggly worms, no no no no no! Or centipedes, it's all the legs arghhhhhhh


Don't go to Australia then-the giant Gippsland earthworms are over a meter long!!!!


LOL I haven't seen any there - yet! Found a Huntsman spider under the loo once though - eeeeek


Don't mind those-my grandma always had one in the bathroom -she referred to it as her 'pet'........


Chocs01
Posts 4776



05/05/2011 21:53:36
wuffles wrote:
Chocs01 wrote:
Worms - yikes, big fat wriggly worms, no no no no no! Or centipedes, it's all the legs arghhhhhhh


Don't go to Australia then-the giant Gippsland earthworms are over a meter long!!!!


LOL I haven't seen any there - yet! Found a Huntsman spider under the loo once though - eeeeek


wuffles
Posts 8200



05/05/2011 21:51:26
Chocs01 wrote:
Worms - yikes, big fat wriggly worms, no no no no no! Or centipedes, it's all the legs arghhhhhhh


Don't go to Australia then-the giant Gippsland earthworms are over a meter long!!!!


Chocs01
Posts 4776



05/05/2011 21:44:45
Worms - yikes, big fat wriggly worms, no no no no no! Or centipedes, it's all the legs arghhhhhhh


Aryanwynn
Posts 1923



05/05/2011 21:40:25
I can do snakes, spiders, beetles, worms and frogs are my favourite creature but don't even SHOW me a cockroach.


hilbos
Posts 416



05/05/2011 21:40:01
Snakes, the sound of the dentist's drill, don't mind spiders at all.


Lady Bubbles
Posts 1030



05/05/2011 21:36:17
I'll pick up a roach with my bare hands. Did it this week. No probs.
But vomit..... Oh no. Can't do that.


wuffles
Posts 8200



05/05/2011 21:32:18
Bogong moths-huge hairy moths -my brother used to put live ones in my bed at night so perhaps it is an understandable fear as I have no issues with any other creepy crawlies...and an extremely odd phobia-buttons in bulk (like a jar full)-eeek-no idea why-can cope with individual ones on clothing but that is about it!


Chocs01
Posts 4776



05/05/2011 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.


DubaiCat
Posts 9925



05/05/2011 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.


snowflake
Posts 201



05/05/2011 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.


Chocs01
Posts 4776



05/05/2011 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.


snowflake
Posts 201



05/05/2011 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.


onthemoveagain
Posts 1101



05/05/2011 21:05:25
Blood - I usually pass out at the sight of it.


rubberduck
Posts 126



05/05/2011 20:54:02
sanddy dogg - oh how kind, will take you up on your offer, you have mail
Thank you


Chocs01
Posts 4776



05/05/2011 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.


tahm563
Posts 809



05/05/2011 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.
edited by tahm563 on 05/05/2011


Sanddy_Dogg
Posts 9440



05/05/2011 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*


Sanddy_Dogg
Posts 9440



05/05/2011 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.


Chocs01
Posts 4776



05/05/2011 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!


Sanddy_Dogg
Posts 9440



05/05/2011 20:20:00
Oh yeah, that's right - it does! Were you served it at school?


Chocs01
Posts 4776



05/05/2011 20:03:57
Tapioca - it's a consistency thing, reminds me of frog spawn!


srdoucet
Posts 1762



05/05/2011 19:55:19
JShepherd wrote:
Eewwww I hate paper cups .......


styrofoam cups and plates


rubberduck
Posts 126



05/05/2011 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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