Saturday January 10, 2004

Annoyansenses

[ Today's meme is courtesy of Saturday Senses, week 20 ]
How about some whining and complaining this week?

[sight]:: Name 2 things that annoy you on/about television.

[taste]:: Name 2 of the worst tasting foods or drinks you ever had.

[smell]:: Name 2 smells that you can´t stand and why:

[touch]:: Name 2 things (objects, body parts, etc...) that you don´t like other people to touch and why.

[hearing]:: What are the 2 sounds/noises that most irritate you and why?


[sight]:: Name 2 things that annoy you on/about television.
Practically everything annoys me about television. I could say the laugh track, but that's a sound thing. Then again I almost never have a TV near me with the sound running (unless it's playing a movie)... but there's a TV at our favorite diner that tends to be on (with the sound muted) all the time, every time we're there. So, to answer the question in an inSIGHTful manner...

  1. The mere fact that it's there, and it moves, draws my attention to it. That annoys me. I'm attracted and I don't want to be attracted.
  2. People on television "mug" for the camera a lot. There are too many broad gestures, too much jumping up and down, too much emoting with overdone facial expressions. That's a TV thing, not something I see in movies.

[taste]:: Name 2 of the worst tasting foods or drinks you ever had.
Ewww. Yuck!

  1. We got some "wrong" frozen yogurt once. It was actually funny. One person tasted it and said "Ick". Then someone else, then me. Meanwhile, one guy is sitting at the end of the table, smirking. He says, in a supercilious tone, "You cretins just don't understand what frozen yogurt is supposed to taste like." So he takes a bite. We all watch... His face went through the most amazing contortions. It was a priceless moment ;-)

    (We threw out the container. I think somehow the dairy missed putting any sweetener in it at all... or something!)

  2. Sour milk (by accident). Now I always smell the milk before I drink it!

[smell]:: Name 2 smells that you can´t stand and why:

  1. Hot roofing tar. I simply (literally) cannot breathe when it's nearby.
  2. Pyradine. If you have ever smelled this you won't ask why! (If you have never smelled it, thank Fate.) Pyradine produces an odor that defines nasty.

[touch]:: Name 2 things (objects, body parts, etc...) that you don´t like other people to touch and why.

  1. The front of my neck. It tickles? (That's not really the right word.) I get a "turtle" reaction.
  2. Unless it's a close friend or family member doing the touching — don't touch me. I am not a touchy feely person. I'm the one wearing a Nicht Huggen button at a conference.

[hearing]:: What are the 2 sounds/noises that most irritate you and why?

  1. Screaming babies. I read once that for decibel level and sheer nerve rattling effect, screaming babies beat jackhammers. Especially if it's someone else's screaming baby in a restaurant!
  2. Any sound I can't define or pinpoint. It drives me nuts till I figure out what it is and/or where it's coming from.

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