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8 Weirdly Gross Things That Shouldn't Freak You Out But Do

There's nothing quite like a limp handshake to send a chill down your spine.

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1. Someone saying the word "moist".

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Usually through moistened lips while eating a very moist cake that is so moist they have to tell you how moist it is. *never eats cake again*

2. A limp, and slightly damp, handshake.

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The weird caressing of your palm as they pull away, the slight clamminess, the sinister look in their eyes when they're done with you...*shudders*

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3. Seeing someone wearing trainers or shoes, without any socks.

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Their ankles look damp, and even though you can't see their toes, you're thinking about them being all sweaty and sliding around. You might not be able to smell anything, but you can imagine the cheesiness lurking and the athlete's foot developing. Ughhhhh.

4. Being sprayed by someone else's spit.

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They're excited about a new TV show they've discovered. "YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT!!!" they say, their saliva thrashing about their mouth as they get more and more animated, until eventually a little blob lands directly on your cheek.

5. Sitting close to a stranger whose hot breath you can feel.

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You hold your breath, too scared to breathe in for fear you inhale the toxic gases suddenly enveloping you. It doesn't even smell, but it's hot, and it belongs to a stranger.

6. Or their exposed knee accidentally grazing your exposed knee.

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It's summertime. You're in shorts, sitting comfortably within your assigned seat on the bus, when the stranger next to you, also wearing shorts, decides to spread their legs out further. Their exposed knee touches your exposed knee for just a second, before you jolt up in disgust. THEIR EXPOSED KNEE! TOUCHING YOUR EXPOSED KNEE! Disgusting.

7. When you find a stray hair stuck to you that is clearly not yours.

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You know it's far too long to be a pube but you're scared anyway. Whose is it? Why was it stuck to you? Why does it cling to you like a scared child? What evil will follow you around forever because of this one mysterious stray hair?

8. When someone talks while eating and you can see bits of food stuck to their teeth.

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"CLACK CLACK CLACK," their mouth goes as they laugh while chowing down on a BLT from Tesco's. The bread's gone squishy between their teeth, forming soft, MOIST clumps that bob up and down as they continue to talk and chew at the same time. There's luminous bits of salad stuck in their teeth too, just glaring at you. Vom.

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