Saturday, April 20, 2013

are you normal?


O, hahahaaaaa... I'm sorry, I'm just sitting here laughing -- out loud -- to myself, while reading all these people's posts. You see -- weirdo that I am -- I actually get really, really annoyed with myself when I sneeze. I guess it has to do with self-control or being interrupted or something. But anyway, there I was working on something, and I sneezed, three or four times in a row -- which I hate -- and I actually felt compelled to Google, "Do you get really mad when you sneeze?"

And, as to be expected, someone, somewhere in this big, wide world actually thought the same sort of thing (though the top Google results all had to do with people being annoyed when other people sneezed, not themselves). First though, I was amazed, nay fascinated, in fact downright tickled, that there was a site called, Is It Normal? "Are You Normal?" the subhead asks. "Curious how others might perceive your situation? Ask your question today and find out what others think..." O, fascinating, just fascinating!

So then, this was the question I clicked on: "Is it normal to just get absolutely FURIOUS when anyone around me sneezes? I have almost gotten in a fight because of it". O, hahaha... someone who actually feels the same sneeze-induced rage, albeit toward other people (he/she does sound a bit extreme though...)! And then -- o, this was the best part (well, to me, anyway) -- a whole bunch of people who actually bothered to reply! And what replies LOL!!!

For example: "I only get annoyed when the sneeze seems excessively loud. My mom and fiance (they're separate people, not one in the same) get mad at me when I tell them to sneeze quietly. They say they can't help it. Poppycock! I can hold back. They should, too. Stop scream-sneezing". YOU SAID IT, man!

Or: "I get irritated when people sneeze and then keep saying things like, "Whew" and "Oh man" and "That was a big one!" Like I need to give them attention cause they sneezed". I KNOW!!

And what about: "I agree with Satellite, My dad SCREAMS when he sneezes, He goes HACCCHEEWWWW instead of just a normal sneeze but some people are ridiculous sneezers". I TOTALLY get this!!

This one I just love: "OMFG LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Dude, i suddenly remember my grandma used to sneeze really loud like over and over and YES DAMMIT THAT PISSED ME OFF!! And my dad sneezes really loud too plus so does my mom! its because they don't hold their noses when they sneeze. sometimes they startle me!!
I on the other hand always hold my nose cause otherwise its painful for me. and i'm not too loud... but man i had a good laugh at the comments!! THANKS YALL!!"

And: "omg...so funny! I think it is normal to get mad at your family members' sneezes...because I have been dealing with my stupid brother's LOUD ASS AAAAACCCHHHHOOOO!!!!! without even covering his damn nose....my whole damn life. in the next room late at night, when I would give him a ride, at dinner....I hate it. But also, my brother just kinda bugs me. My mom also has a realllllyyyy loud HEP-CHU! sneeze that is very obnoxious....however, I don't think you should get so angry, it's just natural and don't be so high strung over it, mellow out!"

Or perhaps the most clear and concise of all: "F*** it, smack them one". O hahahahahaaaaa!

I'm sorry, I don't know if this just makes me really weird (but Jacqueline, that's not such a bad thing, right? ;)... It seems the original poster was considered "20% normal" hahahaa... So while I didn't get a direct answer to my own question, I did get over how annoyed I was with myself lol! I'm going to go check out the rest of this wonderful site now -- already I see the question "Is it normal that i don't feel alone when I walk into my bedroom?" Wahahahahaaaaa...

21 comments:

Jill said...

Sneezing doesn't bother me but you sure made me giggle this morning!

Sulky Kitten said...

Oh I need to go and investigate that site myself! Even though I'm already keenly aware of the fact that I am NOT normal. I also get annoyed with my own sneezes - mainly because I usually do around 6 at a time. That crowd would have killed me by now!

Sulky Kitten said...

Oh Jan, this is a brilliant site! Talk about weird? Some of the sarky answers are hysterical as well. Thanks for the intro!

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

haha very funny post!

Christine Altmiller said...

i was hard for me to read beyond the clarification of the mom and the fiance' being different people~that sent me into hysterical laughter!!! this post is one of the best posts i have ever read. i never know what i will find here and i LOVE IT!!! i sense a Part 2 with the walking into the bedroom question. eagerly awaiting!

AntiquityTravelers said...

you crack me up! what a sense of humor you have. Sneezing only bothers me when people don't cover their mouth and they 'share' those germs. eeewwww

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Hahahaha...this is hilarious! I love that last (concise) comment. I will have to check out this site.

My mother is one of those loud sneezers. If you don't see it coming, it could give you a heart attack. My husband and certain members of his family sometimes get into sneezing fits. He literally could sneeze well over 20 times in a row. I read somewhere that this is hereditary, and that it may be caused by some type of allergic reaction to something. In any case, it drives my husband crazy and it's exhausting. He ends up being furious at some point.

Thanks for the morning laugh!

Audrey said...

Hysterical! The only sneezes that bother me are those high-pitched, wimpy sounding sneezes, where the "sneezer" barely moves a muscle. Really? Go big or go home!

Therese's Treasures said...

Great post I enjoyed reading all the comments. Although I do not get mad when others sneeze, unless it is on me, or do I get mad at myself for sneezing, oh wait I get annoyed if I can not stop sneezing, but that is rare. I wonder what other topic people would consider to be normal or not. I think I will check out that site.
Therese

Birdie said...

This is so funny! My ex-husband used to sneeze SO loud. It always scared me. And yes, I would get really mad!

Kim Alston said...

I recognize ALL of those type of sneezes! HaHa So funny!

Vivi said...

Beautiful post. I found the lovely blog and I will follow.
good Sunday
Vivi
http://esquecimedeviver.blogspot.pt/

Fundy Blue said...

So funny, B&R! You can find anything on Google!

Sulky Kitten said...

I can't keep away from that site! And it's all YOUR fault! Ha.

Miss Val's Creations said...

What a riot! At least you are not alone. My mom and one of my brothers screams with their sneeze which I always found funny and bizarre. Luckily I did not inherit that sort of sneeze follow through!

Magic Love Crow said...

You are hilarious! Actually, it really doesn't bother me how people sneeze, it's what they sneeze into. I have always been taught, sneeze and cough into your arm, not your hand, especially if you have nothing to wipe your hands on. If you are out in public and I see people do this, yuck!

Claudia Aguilar said...

I don't mind people sneezing but sometimes I huff(breath in)two or three times hard and nothing comes out...I hate it :/ weird I know!

Debbie Nolan said...

Delightful post. Never stopped to think about sneezing before. I work with someone who sneezes several times in a row and we tease her - but I am never bothered by it. Thanks for making me smile today.

Kay G. said...

I have alergies and have fits of sneezes.
My sneezes are what I would call medium, genteel sneezes...not prissy and little, but not monstrous and gross sounding. I cannot do one thing right but my sneezes are just about in the perfect range, it might well be my one redeeming virtue.
God bless you!!

Sara said...

Ahahahaha now I feel so ashamed, I am such a huge sneezer! Specially now in the Spring with my allergies, it's impossible to control it, although I try my best XD

Dee said...

as long as it is not a germy sneeze...I am fine with sneezers :)

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...