I’m on Facebook three times one day, and every time I go to a specific screen, a particular advertisement shows up on the top right side; smaller than a wallet sized picture, but very distracting. I’m grossed out, but see that it's an ad for a massage (I think), then ignore it and move on.
Later, I check back in and there it is again! On the third visit of the day, I realize it has an exit square and I click it. Poof! It’s gone. But, a window comes up to ask what I don’t like about the ad. I type, “It gives me the heebie-jeebies.”
The ad shows a picture of a man’s back in a horizontal position. On it is nine triangular shaped black spots – four sets – one on the right and a matching spot the left, and then a single spot at his center lower back.
I’m itching right now just thinking about it.
I wonder if the advertisement is working for the company. It didn’t work for me because I don’t know whose company is represented. But on the other hand, if I see it again, I’ll probably look before clicking it away, therefore, its name will enter my head and the company will achieve its goal.
Another thing that causes me nausea is a “used” bandage – not a big wrap type – just one of those little beige Band Aid types. Seeing it in a waste basket, on a street or floor, and especially floating in a pool, really creeps me out. Ugh! It doesn’t even have to have the underside, body fluid part exposed; it just does something to me.
All you psychologists out there – can you explain this strange mental condition? Or, anyone else care to take a crack at it? :)
What grosses you out?
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