Friday, 10 December 2010

Things That Make Me Cringe

Some things really make me cringe. I wince and want to curl up in a ball and scream. Such things make me want to run away, in some cases, making me feel quite ill in the process.

I thought, for a bit of fun, I would share them with you. However, when I started the list, it grew and grew and grew, which leads me to conclude that it is surprisingly easy to make me cringe.

I have therefore cut down the list, dear reader, for your benefit (and mine if I'm honest). Here it is:

Men with long hair who are bald.

Old men who wear thongs.

Piers Morgan

Fat people who wear tight clothes.

Young men who snog pensioners

Two intertwined forks (they make my teeth itch)

Jeremy Kyle

Piers Morgan

Men who urinate on the toilet seat

People who don’t flush the toilet

Vanessa Feltz

Old women with enormous breasts who insist on sunbathing topless

Fingernails on a blackboard

Piers Morgan


Rolf Harris singing “Stairway to Heaven”

Every single “Just For Men” advert I have ever seen.

Watching operations on TV – even if they are not real.

Boy bands who call themselves “musicians”

People who clack spoons and forks on their teeth

People who crack their knuckles

The Bon Jovi lyric where he sings about “French kissing the morning”

People who think they can sing and clearly can’t.

Women who wear so much make-up they look like clowns

Large insects with hundreds of legs

A dentist drilling a tooth

That bloody Nokia ring tone that gives me mobile phone twitch.

Katie Price

David Cameron

Gordon Brown smiling

People who shout with food in their mouths

People who clap when the aircraft lands

Broken limbs

Piers Morgan

David Brent’s antics in “The Office”

Reading something embarrassing – particularly if I wrote it

Women asking me deeply personal questions

People who say “nucular” instead of nuclear

That fracking “Go Compare” Advert on TV

British people who shout at foreigners because they think it makes them understand English.

Male nudists

Chewing gum stuck in somebody’s hair

Bad singers

Anything to do with touching eyes, bloodshot eyes, eyes popping out of sockets etc.

Old women who wear revealing dresses

Watching needles going into people’s arms

Whenever Boris Johnson opens his mouth

Footballers who are injured in their groin area

That fracking “BOGOF” advert

People throwing up

Bald men who comb their hair over

Slugs and snails

Cat vomit

Men with long fingernails

People touching my PC monitor at work

Stepping into cat vomit

People who slap their mouths

The Christmas Coca Cola “Holidays are coming” advert.

Piers Morgan

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. I will save the rest for a future post - perhaps.

And now, over to you, dear reader.

What makes you cringe?


Colleen Dick said...

What if the old women look GOOD in the revealing clothes. and just what do you consider to be old. Hehe.. Nice list.

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Colleen,

I should have qualified that! If yyou genuinely look good then that's great. And since I'm an old git myself (well 48 anyway) - the same principle applies.




drb said...

Seeds make cringe - no passion fruits for me! yeaks!

Colleen said...

pass muster?

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi drb,

Seeds don't bother me at all - unless they are stuck in my teeth.




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Colleen,

Yes - that's OK - you have the figure for it.

I personally wouldn't dare wearing anything that exposed my middle like that - so I've banned myself - for the benefit of the rest of humankind mainly.




Kath Lockett said...

I'd have to say Piers Morgan even if I don't know who he is :)

Plastic Mancunian said...

G'Day Kath,

Piers Morgan is unique in that he makes me cringe and very angry at the same time.




Rosemary said...

I don't like Piers Morgan, either. The Apprentice ruined him for me.

We watch most of our football games on the computer, so we hate seeing the same ad over and over through the whole game. It's literally turned us off of Coke Zero.

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River said...

What makes me cringe? Getting the one piece of meat in the entire casserole that has gristle.
And that Bon Jovi lyric. Well, the whole song actually.

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi DB,

I agree about adverts - seeing them over and over drives me up the wall and is more likely to put me off the product.




Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi River,

Can't argue with that. I may like rock music but I'm not a fan of Bon Jovi at all.




Laura said...

I personally like Piers Morgan, but I'm okay with you disliking him. :D

I love the commercials you included on this list - once seeing them was funny, more than once, would be annoying. Probably a big reason I don't watch tv very often anymore. :)

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Laura,

That's OK - somebody has to like him I suppose.


There are a whole series of BOTH sets of adverts - and they are all totally cringeworthy!