Last week, I posted about weird smells I like. This week, I’m branching out a bit and posting about weird things I hate. Everyone has weird things they hate. Things that other people are perfectly content with drive others absolutely bonkers. For example, I have no problem with the sound of nails on a chalkboard, but I know people who can’t be in the same room as that noise. Here are some of the things that I hate:

1. Cough drops – I HATE cough drops. I can’t stand the smell of them. Seriously, if someone around me is sucking on one and I can smell it, I move away. I think there’s a reason for this beyond their foul smell and taste. Many years ago, I had a nasty cold and took three Ricola Cherry Honey cough drops. Very soon after, I started throwing up. That pretty much sealed the deal on my hatred of cough drops. Except Ludens, they’re like candy!

I hate cough drops too, but I wouldn't urinate on them.

2. Sound of metal scraping against glass – I can handle nails on a chalkboard, but this is the sound that makes me cringe. What do I mean by metal scraping on glass? Think about a glass ketchup bottle. You tap on the side. Nothing comes out. You tap on the bottom. Nothing comes out. You pound on the bottom. A drop of ketchup comes out. Finally you give up and grab a knife to coax the ketchup out of its glass dungeon. What inevitably happens? The knife scrapes against the side of the bottle, making a sound that only demons must make. I will forever be a fan of the squeeze bottle.

You know he's going for the knife next.

3. Sound of people chewing – Watching people eat is so sexy, right? No. No, it’s not. Watching people eat is not really sexy, but hearing people chew is definitely not sexy. Hearing people masticate is awful. Usually it doesn’t bother me that much, but there are some days that I have to put on headphones in order to not hear the chawp-chawp-chawp of jaws. Blarf.

This is so revolting that I hesitated to post it.

4. Greasy lotion – This is one that most people hate, I’m sure, but I won’t use lotion that makes my hands feel greasy. I have this desire to keep my hands clean – I don’t really garden, I don’t like fixing cars, etc. – so when I lotion up my hands to help moisturize them, I want them to feel moisturized, not like I stuck my hands in a vat of oil. I’ve gotten quite particular about what lotion I buy as a result.

This lotion is worth every penny.

5. Girl Scout cookies – I saved this one for last because if you’re still reading, I’ve probably brought the wrath of God down on myself. I don’t like Girl Scout cookies. To be fair, I don’t hate them and I don’t dislike all of them. But I certainly don’t wait impatiently for them to come out every year or see them and just have to get them. I could care less about them. And I don’t like mint, so I hate everyone’s favorite flavor. I also only like soft, fresh cookies and almost all of the Girl Scout cookies are hard. My tastebuds are rebels.

Okay, okay, I'll buy them! Yikes.

What weird things do you hate?