"Room 101" is the place where unpleasant things are put or discarded and originates in the book, 'Nineteen eighty four' by George Orwell, there is also a BBC TV programme Room 101 where personalities ask for 5 of their pet peeves to be discarded into Room 101 and then attempt to justify their choices.
Here are mine..
Boiled milk - and it associated foods, rice pudding, blancmange, thick lumpy custard, porridge and trifle - only because it contains custard. to me this is the work of the devil and should be put and remain into Room 101. It's the smell of the boiled milk, the slimy texture. I actually quite like the smell and taste of custard. My dislike is so vehement that I couldn't post an accompanying image as I found myself almost retching!
Football commentators- the banal fast talking commentators with their boyish enthusiasm, who make stupid and what they think are comic remarks. I just want to slap them! But at least I can turn them off!
Motorway Middle lane hoggers - those who stay in the middle lane as if it is their divine right, when the inside lane is bloody well EMPTY, I superciliously weave in and out showing them how it should be done, I'm sure they don't even notice, sitting ignorantly in their middling cars. Shove over!
Business Telephone menus - though I suspect this is a given, doesn't everyone want the earth to open and envelop them? I have to say for me the worst culprits are those companies that profess to be in the communication business. Can I name and shame them, yeah why not its my blog and it's the truth? The culprits are -BT, SKY and mobile phone and Internet providers... I just don't get it! I admit that I have sometimes been in tears trying to get through and communicate with these people. It took me 5 weeks and a registered letter to cancel my SKY subscription, they just won't talk to you, they have put the phone down on me several tiems when my question isn't on their list. How rude, there must be a non-accessibility policy l'm sure!
Nylon sheets- they catch on your nails, skin and they produce their own Electro Shock Treatment, so they might make you Happy! but they are awfully uncomfortable and sweaty. Just as bad are nylon frilly duvet covers and pillow cases, for me its like dragging nails down a black board.
Moustaches - I am an all or nothing girl -in just about everything- and whilst I like a beard - indeed Larry sported a beard on our Wedding day and I think they are attractive - a moustache leaves me cold. It can look like a slug on the lip! Some aren't trimmed or well-kempt*. Some men even grow out the layers and they look like one of those small shaggy dogs! Some have droopy edges, some have waxed or soaped pointy ends, Urghhhh! I think l'm gonna thro up. (Contrarily the only man with a moustache I wouldn't put into Room 101 is Tom Selleck, I guess there is always an exception to the rule, somehow he doesn't look a dandy, a fop or a twerp!
And btw a goatie beard just passes muster, but only just!
* unsure of the spelling I double checked on the word well-kempt, hyphen or not to hyphen. Apparently the word is an olde word and has been relegated to Room 101 according to the online dictionary!