1. Licorice. The smell, the taste--it makes me nauseous. When I was young we would take LONG trips in the car (I'm talking driving through whole western states, reader). My mom and sister would pass around the licorice whips and I'd have my nose pressed against my cracked window, the smell suffocating in the stuffy, sun-saturated back seat of the car.
2. Shopping. Makes me crabby. I'll go whole years without setting foot in a mall. I'd rather clean bathrooms than go shopping.
3. "News" programs like 20/20 or Dateline. They suck people in for hours at a shot, making them stay tuned through cliffhanging commercial breaks and perpetrate weird fear and paranoia. I never watch them. Nor do I watch contests like American Idol or Dancing with the Stars. I prefer to be entertained by professional script writers and actors who have spent hours rehearsing before filming. A half hour in front of Modern Family or How I Met Your Mother is about the only kind of TV I like.
4. Box Elder Bugs. They have invaded my house again in epic numbers. I vacuum up 50 at a time. They don't eat anything, but for crying out loud they're creepy and crawly and uninvited.
5. Politicians. 'Nuff said.
Spill it, reader. What do you find loathsome?