My Least Favorite Things

It’s the holiday season! We’re in the midst of Hanukkah, and Christmas is right around the corner. But amongst all that merriment and joy, let’s not forget what truly matters: that there’s stuff out there that we can’t stand. So in the spirit of the season, I would like to share some of my least favorite things.

I realize many people will disagree with my selections and that my reasons are petty, but I urge everyone to make their own personalized list of least favorite things. It’s a fun holiday activity!

Anglerfish
Anglerfish

I am a grown woman, and I still get freaked out if I look at a picture of an anglerfish. Look at their dead eyes! Their terrible teeth! I used a picture of an anglerfish as reference for my little illustration, and it was torture. I’m still a bit traumatized.

Egg Salad
Egg Salad

I have not actually consumed egg salad. I have tried. I was once given an egg salad sandwich from a friend (cause I love free food), and I unwrapped the sandwich and held it to my mouth to eat. The farty smell of the eggs and the goopy texture seeping from the bread was enough to induce a gag reflex.

E.T.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Yeah, whatever, everyone loves this movie. Well, I don’t! No offense to Steven Spielberg, who has directed many entertaining films that I enjoy, this movie triggers childhood fears that I try to suppress on a daily basis. When I saw this movie as a kid, it thoroughly freaked me out. I hate the part where E.T. picks up Reese’s Pieces. I hate the part where E.T. wears a wig. I just don’t ever want to see this movie ever again.

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The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

This is a classic of sci-fi literature, and so, one day I decided to try it out. It was such a short book. It would take me a day, no more than two, to finish it. Ha! Try two weeks! And actually, I didn’t really finish it. I was halfway through, and I simply couldn’t get any further. Maybe it gets better. I dunno. But if you are halfway through a book, and you dread every moment reading it, that’s a sign to stop. Here’s a synopsis of what I read: This man is invisible! No really! Look! Invisible! This is what an invisible man looks like, like nothing! What’s that you say, he’s invisible? Yes! My word! Wow!”

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Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & the Waves

I really don’t have a clear reason for not liking this song. I can usually avoid it, but every time it plays at a wedding, I want to stick any nearby foreign object in my ear to shut out the noise.

That’s my list. It’s short, because really, I do like a lot of things. But, there’s no reason to be ashamed of not liking stuff. Be proud of your dislike, and happy holidays!

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