I was thinking lately about some of the things I LOATHE in life. I really dont' hate alot in life, but there are a few things I just don't like.
When I was a young girl growing up in Texas, I always had a sort of phobia about roaches. You know the saying, "Every thing is big in Texas"? Well, that also goes for roaches. Some people think that only dirty people have roaches, but where I lived, EVERYONE had a problem with them. In our house, we usually only saw them occasionally at night or outside. But one night a friend was spending the night, and we went to the kitchen to get something to eat. As we were passing through the family room, a HUGE roach, (maybe 2 inches long) appeared. Not only did he run fast, but he FLEW! And when he flew, he made a CLICKING NOISE! And when he flew, he aimed straight for ME! We were running and screaming, with a roach flying after us. At one point he flew under the rocker of the rocking chair. My friend grabbed the arm of the chair and rocked it down on him, squirting his white guts all over. Did I mention there was a huge "crack" sound? bleck... To this day I have a roach phobia.
2. Cigarette smoke
I ABHOR cigarette smoke! Last night I was driving down the road and a lady passed me. She had her window down and was smoking. My car filled with her smoke. I opened the windows to air out the car. Even though she was driving a couple of car lengths ahead of me, I could still smell a strong odor of cigarettes coming in to my car. I decided to let her get 5 car lengths ahead of me. I could STILL smell the cigarettes. I don't know why I'm so sensitive to that smell, but I LOATHE it.
3. Diesel Exhaust
Here's another smell that I am really sensitive to. Maybe living in Taiwan and China made me especially intolerant of diesel exhaust. But seriously, when I smell it, I feel gross. Is it possible to have an allergy to it?
This one isn't really a hate, but more of a dislike. I rarely drink soda. I just don't enjoy it. I always think I'm going to, but I never do. When I go out to eat, I usually don't order soda because it fills me up too fast. But occasionally it comes with the meal, so I order one that I like. I like that it's cold and refreshing, but I don't like the carbonation, and I always get tired of it very quickly. It's rare for me to actually finish a big cup of soda. I would much rather just munch on the ice in the cup. There is one exception. When I was in China, I decided to go off sugar. But having a sweet tooth, I still craved it. At that time in Beijing, you couldn't find much of anything that was sugar free. The one thing I could find was Diet Coke. I started drinking diet coke to satisfy my sugar craving. It didn't take long to develop an addiction to the caffeine however. It kind of makes me think of MSG. They put MSG in food as a flavor enhancer. I think caffeine has that same effect, because when I drink caffeine free coke, it just doesn't have the same flavor. Anyway, at some point I gave up the coke, and then found out that caffeine does weird things to my heart anyway. I like the idea of soda, I just don't really care for it.
5. People who think they have me figured out
This one is hard to explain. Let me give you a glimpse of the latest. Whenever I bear my testimony in church, I usually get teary. It's emotional for me to talk about my religious beliefs. I've always been this way, even when I was a young girl. I had a friend once who told me that I just need to take a few deep breaths. That does help occasionally, but not always. And sometimes I have already thought about what I want to say, so I start to tear up in anticipation of what I'm going to say. Well, I had to speak in church not long ago, and started to cry in the process. After church this woman came up to my husband and said, "Do you want to know why your wife cries? It's hormones." My husband just looked at her and said, "Is that right?". She said, "Just wait, you will see". Well, that might be a good excuse at my age, but how do I excuse the last 30+ years of crying when I bear testimony? And frankly, it's kind of offensive to reduce my spiritual feelings to the excuse of hormones....grrrr..
Okay world, there you have it, my top 5 hated things. :)