People Explain Which Totally Normal Things Actually Disgust Them
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Disgust is in the eye of the beholder.

For some, even the littlest, most common things can raise neck hairs and trigger a gag.


And as if that disturbing physical response wasn't bad enough, the whole experience can be totally alienating too. After all, something which grosses one person out entirely may be absolutely normal to another.

Some Redditors gathered to shamelessly name the things they cannot stand, whether that's normal or not.

TheLuckyMinecrafter asked, "What is one completely normal thing that really disgusts you?"

Those Drops  

"Re-heating food from the fridge and having to peel back the disgusting cling wrap with little cold droplets of condensation stuck underneath it."

"It just grosses me out and sort of turns me off wanting to eat the thing I'm about to microwave, haha"

-- flameylamey

A Sssssspectrum 

"It's so dumb. But the way some people pronounce their S's drives me insane. I feel like there is a spectrum for the S sounds."

"On the far end, you've got a lisp. Somewhere in the middle, you've got an average sounding S. Then, waaaaay on the opposite end, people pronounce their S's with this resounding ZING that just pierces straight through me and stabs me right in the eardrums."

"Long story short, it hurts my ears when people's S's are too... Essy? Ess-ish? I'm probably nuts."

-- Lost_Condas

On the Surface 

"'Disgust' might not be the right word for it, but...I get super squeamish about anything touching my scars."

"Sex is really awkward because I have surgery scars all over one side. They don't hurt, but anything touching creeps me the hell out because of the stretching/slightly numb feeling. These scars are over twenty years old."

"It's so ridiculous, too, because I've suffered a lot of pain and it's just whatever to me, but this is what I'm squeamish about."

-- DidntWantSleepAnyway

Picture It!

"That crust that forms around the nozzle of a mustard bottle, especially if it falls onto your food."

"Get off my meal, you gross-a** mustard plug!" -- BarracudaImpossible4

"Mustard Smegma" -- Takashiari275

"I can't bring myself to drink milk anymore because of that" -- Mighty_Meatball

Dried Juices 

"When little kids get food/snot on their face. Makes my stomach turn." -- DrMantisTobogan96

"Worked in childcare. I used to have a running ranking system with my non childcare mates for the nastiest things I'd ever seen/experienced. Was good for a laugh."

I have been covered with every imaginable kid substance but the worst thing I ever experienced... A grandparent put their mouth over a babies nose and sucked all the snot out."

"She asked me for a tissue to spit it in and all I could see were the strings of snot between her teeth. My childcare poker face slipped for a fraction of a second." -- LikeASpectre

Homemade Quicksand 

"Soggy food in the sink" -- bigdolph13

"I have found my people! My tribe! The absolute thought of touching soggy bread in the sink makes me wretch."

"Yet I could happily microwave cheese, tomato and butter on bread and let it sog and swim in a pool of butter! I would even eat it!" -- RachelArcus

Polarizing

"Fat in meat." -- ItsYourBoyReckster

"This pisses off my brother because 'that's the best part of the steak!!'"

"I usually just remove the fat part and feed it to my dog. Something about biting into a glob of pure fat makes me gag." -- AnimalLover38

Walking a Fine Line 

"I love dogs. I HATE being licked by dogs." -- IdleParsley

"Dogs trigger my extreme hatred for mouth noises. Its why I refuse to own any. I can't stand it." -- Eris8510

"My friend has two very lovely friendly dogs that I adore... but one of them LOVES to sneak up and slurp your hand while you're not paying attention, just standing doing something else and I f***ing HATE IT." -- freckledjezebel

Bodily Changes 

"I hope I don't get a ton of hate for this as a woman, but I don't like the way pregnant bellies look. I'm talking about the ones that are like 8-9 months along."

"Pregnant women are beautiful, it's just their bare bellies that creep me out. Somethin about knowing there's a whole @ss human growing in there gives me the heebie jeebies! GROSS."

-- ShaheeraSharmouta

Alone at the Table 

"I can't explain why, but the smell of mashed potatoes make me nauseous. My senses are just all over the place and for some godforsaken reason, one of the triggers is the smell of mashed potatoes."

"My family likes them a lot though, and sitting at the table within smelling distance of it is just torture."

-- privlaged-and-white

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