Top Three Things That Make us Uncomfortable

The last two weeks we’ve had fun playing the name-your-baby game.  In case you missed it, we named baby boys HERE and baby girls HERE.  Today I thought it’d be fun to change it up a little bit and talk about things that make us uncomfortable!!  EEK!  Just thinking about that breaks me out in hives!  Seriously…on my first post-college interview I had hives ALL over my neck.  It was horrible! Needless to say, I didn’t get the job!  Think about your top three things that make you uncomfortable….this was super easy for me!!

#1 Public Speaking
That is by far my number one most uncomfortable thing to do in the entire world!!  I can carry on a great conversation with a couple people at a time, but put me in front of a room and have everyone look at me!  No way!!  I need to be wearing a turtleneck to hide the hives!!  My mind freezes up and I can’t remember one thing I was supposed to say!

#2 Myself or Witnessing Someone Falling in Public
Here’s the thing we’ve all seen this happen.  Either we fall OR we see someone else fall and what are we really supposed to do?  Do we pretend like we didn’t see it?  (To make the other person not feel so bad?)  Do we rush over and help them up?  Do we wait to see their response and then laugh with them??  I’m telling you….I need someone to write a guidebook for this exact occurrence.  I get so uncomfortable I tend to freeze and not do a thing.  

In college, we had lots of crosswalks where cars stopped so students walking to and from class would have the right away.  My first college roommate came back to our room one day uncontrollably laughing.  She had a HUGE bloody mark on her jeans.  She said that cars stopped to let her go across the crosswalk and while she was walking she TRIPPED!  All the way down to her knees!!  There were cars on both sides waiting for her.  Her knee started bleeding and I’m sure she was mortified!  Clearly, because she laughed about it until she got back to our dorm room.  So uncomfortable!!!

#3 Food Stuck in Your or Someone’s Teeth
I’m not sure why this is so uncomfortable.  I will say that if it happens to me I’m SO appreciative when someone points it out.  I always point it out if it’s a small setting.  The problem is when there are lots of people at dinner I don’t want to call out one person in front of a lot of people to let them be embarrassed in front of a big group.

Okay, now it’s your turn.  What are the top three things that make you uncomfortable??  I can’t wait to read your thoughts!  Please leave a comment and let us know!  Thanks in advance for letting us know!

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  1. 2.3.15
    Jen said:

    I am always pulling out my phone and using the camera to see if I have food stuck in my teeth…when I do I'm horrified and ask my hubby why he didn't tell me! He always claims he didn't notice hahaha and I'm like how?!!!

    • 2.3.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Isn't that the worst feeling when you get back in the car?!

  2. 2.3.15
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I'm okay with public speaking…but the public falling and public food in your teeth FREAKS ME OUT. I can even handle the falling better I think. I'm with you on the pointing the food out though because they want to know! I know when I get in the car after an outing and see food in my teeth I want to die!!!!! And okay….I'm just going to go there….you know what's WAY WORSE than food in somebody's teeth? A boogie in their nose. Yep. I said it. I'll tell somebody they have food in their teeth, but there is NO WAY I'm telling somebody they have a boogie. They're just going to have to be mortified when they see it later! 🙂

    • 2.3.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hahahahaha!!!! You totally went there and I was avoiding it! But that one ranks up there super high!!

    • 2.3.15
      Anonymous said:

      Completely agree! I totally appreciate it when someone tells me there's food in my teeth (even in a big crowd) but the boogie…. nah

  3. 2.3.15
    Anonymous said:

    People arguing in front of me or even worse a couple arguing!

    • 2.3.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Agree!!! Super awkward!!

  4. 2.3.15
    Anonymous said:

    Oh my gosh! I am awful public speaker so I feel your pain! So awkward!!

    • 2.3.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Me too!!! I lose any thoughts that remotely made sense!

  5. 2.3.15
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I laughed out loud at this post! You're so funny with your hives and turtlenecks :).

    • 2.3.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Girl you know I'd have hives and be wearing a turtleneck!!

  6. 2.3.15
    Kimm said:

    This is great! my 3 are:
    When a couple argues about things in front of me
    Going to the dr …I just hate and makes me feel very uncomfortable
    And I too hate speaking to a group of people.

    • 2.3.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      The doctor doesn't bother me but I completely agree with the other two!!!

  7. 2.3.15
    Megan said:

    These are great!!! stuff in my teeth stresses me out, and I am one of those that wants someone to tell me! Using the bathroom somewhere other than my home makes me uncomfortable! I know strange but true! oh and the people in the mall that try to stop you to buy a curling iron…I just want to be left alone! 🙂

    • 2.3.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Hahahahaha!!!! I never thought about those people at the mall before but they do make me uncomfortable!!

  8. 2.3.15
    Cheri said:

    Looking over your three are my exact three. Stairs…I am always holding onto the rail, I could never get how people can run up them, I tired…didn't work. As for food in your teeth, I constantly constantly ask my husband and am probably the only fool in a restaurant smiling so he can check. Public speaking…um…no. I sweat and speak rapidly just to get it over. I feel your fear.

  9. 2.3.15
    Erika Slaughter said:

    Sounds like we're soul sisters. 🙂

  10. 2.3.15
    V @ X-tremely V said:

    Ever since I had Xavier, I am super uncomfortable around people who are treating their kids poorly or not paying attention to them. It breaks my heart to witness it and not truly be able to do anything about it. A church operates a store front next to my office for free clothing to families who are in need. Unfortunately, I see all the families going in and out of there and how horrible they are with their kids. Begging my husband to move our offices!

  11. 2.3.15
    Shawnee said:

    I can't do public speaking either…I sweat soooo bad, my heart pounds and I talk so fast to get it over with….and I turn beat red!! It's awful!!!

  12. 2.3.15
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    Ok…we definitely have 3 things in common for sure! AND…I actually fell this morning walking into a meeting and it was not graceful AT ALL. The food in my teeth thing has to be one of my very, very biggest. I work with alot of men and on several occasions there has been an "open fly" incident…I never know what to do!!!

  13. 2.3.15
    Unknown said:

    I don't know why but breastfeeding makes me sooooo uncomfortable! So much so that I exclusively pump…. Which also makes me really uncomfortable around men like my dad or father in law or brothers or brothers in law. Oh my skin is crawling just thinking about it. Also there was an awkward date on the bachelor last night that had me cringing really bad!

  14. 2.3.15
    Rebecca said:

    Hi, this is an unrelated (to this post) question. We'll be going to Disneyland in the spring & I wanted to try the sketchers go walk shoes since I've heard such great reviews. I'll probably be wearing them without socks w/ shorts. Did you wear them without socks & did they slip? I read some reviews saying size down a half size if you wear them w/o socks.

    Thanks so much!

    • 2.3.15
      Erika Slaughter said:

      Yes! I sized down and didn't wear socks. 🙂

  15. 2.3.15
    Sarah said:

    LOL to Sheaffer's comment, so true about the boogies! Just uncomfortable. I'm super uncomfortable when someone is crying. I'm not sure do I hold them, pat them on the back, walk away, do they want to be left alone? Do they want someone to sit right next to them? I'm just super awkward in those situations.

  16. 2.3.15
    lorisavage said:

    I had to share my falling story…So I do workouts in a lady house (she's a mom from school and other moms come too). Last Friday I went and I didn't happen to know the other two moms, so already I was a little freaked out working out in front of them. Anyway, we do circuits, and it was my turn on the treadmill and as I go to step on it, I didn't realize it was still going…and it was on a 7 so it was going fast. I stepped onto it and fell forward and the belt tore thru my pants and basically skinned me from my knee to my shoulder. But to make it worse, it flipped me sideways, and over and I hit my head on the floor which is concrete. So although falling is not a super embarrassing thing for me normally, this fall was one that I couldn't quickly just jump up from. so so so embarrassing and painful! Everyone rushed over, but seriously I wanted to melt into the floor!

  17. 2.3.15
    Kelli @ A Deeper Joy said:

    Haha! Those are three that I hate too! I always want someone to tell me if there's something in my teeth…even in front of others because I'd rather laugh at myself than everyone in the room be staring and I don't know!

  18. 2.4.15
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    I'm so glad I've found someone who breaks out in hives like I do at the thought of public speaking!!!!! Even now when it's something I have to get up and say in front of a group at my job or church, I can feel myself starting to break out in hives and it just gets worse because I'm thinking about it, too!! If I could invent some sort of pill to take that hides the hives then I might could do a little public speaking, but I doubt it!! This Christmas season I even had to turn down lighting the Advent candle because I can't handle speaking in front of such a large group and I knew it would look strange if my husband did all the talking while we were up on stage!!

  19. 2.4.15
    Meagan Ruse said:

    1. My parents and their spouses in the same room, having a casual chat. I could not be more awkward and uncomfortable. Fount always gets their names mixed up, which gets everyone riled up.
    2. The dentist. I need a downer before I head in. I always look at everything they put out to make sure it's pre-packaged. I'm afraid I'll get a disease.
    3. The mall guys that want to give me lotion or curl my hair. A requirement for their job must be that you have to be creepy. I speed walk as close to the store as possible, to avoid their gaze.
    🙂 Fun post!