Mundane Things

Logic, common sense and all those mature and sensible things don’t apply when it comes to the ordinary things that for some reason you just don’t like. What common, mundane stuff bugs you, disturbs you? You might think it is so silly you don’t even tell friends and family. Here is your chance to air out your feelings. Write about the ordinary things you just can’t deal with in an ordinary way.

via – 8 Mundane Things That Make me Highly Uncomfortable chookooloonks :: discover your superpowers :: karen walrond.

Mine are:

Sharp Things Near Skin – I would not say I am afraid of needles, exactly. But, seeing something sharp like a needle, or a knife, near human skin makes me want to crawl out of my own skin. I can deal with the raw carcass of a turkey at Christmastime, pulling out the giblets, washing out the insides… I don’t know why puncturing the skin of something living makes me so squeamish.

Peanut Butter – I don’t like the way it fills your mouth with it’s smell. As if the thickness of the paste wasn’t enough it even has to take your breath away with the thick scent of it. I do like peanuts, unsalted. I will even have peanut butter cookies because the thick smell is diluted and does not bother me so much then.

Those are the only two I can think of right now. I’m sure there are more. We all have our little oddities after all.


Satire in One Sentence

If the soup was as warm as the wine, if the wine was as old as the turkey, if the turkey had breasts like the maid, it would have been a fine dinner.  – Duncan Hines was a U.S. pioneer of restaurant ratings for travelers. He is best known today for the brand of food products that bears his name.

I never really thought about Duncan Hines being a real person behind the cake mix. Turns out he and his wife were restaurant reviewers. I went looking for more about him and found the quote above. It’s nice satire. Can you write satire in one sentence?