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Aaargh, I can’t look!

Daily Prompt: Cringe-Worthy – Do you feel uncomfortable when you see someone else being embarrassed? What’s most likely to make you squirm?

First of all – three posts in one day from me? Blimey. A one-off I feel. This topic speaks to me however. So, on with the prompt.

I’m not sure which I’m more scared of – embarrassing myself or seeing others embarrassed or humiliated. I guess the majority of people are fairly averse to being embarrassed, but I’m sure there are people around who like to see others embarrassed. I can’t handle it at all. I actually feel really bad inside even when I don’t know them. Here’s a list of some programmes I refuse to watch:

  • Dancing on Ice – I’m scared someone will fall over after all their hard work
  • Strictly Come Dancing – as above
  • X-Factor – I don’t want to see someone forget their words in front of everybody
  • Masterchef – I’m worried someone will get their cooking so wrong they’ll get yelled at even after they tried so hard
  • Big Brother – nothing to do with seeing people embarrassed, I just threw it in the list because it’s crap

I can’t help thinking this is taking things too far, but that’s just the way I feel. I suppose I could see a therapist about it but I don’t think telling them “because I want to be able to watch people being humiliated and enjoy it” would go down too well.

So I’ll just continue the way I am. Not wanting so see people embarrassed isn’t such a bad thing, is it?

  1. Serena
    April 28, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    “Big Brother – nothing to do with seeing people embarrassed, I just threw it in the list because it’s crap” Hahahahaha! I love that little bit thrown in for luck:)


    • April 28, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      Funnily enough people do get embarrassed on Big Brother (I don’t know if you have it where you live) but that’s the whole point of the stupid show so they deserve everything they get!


  2. April 29, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I agree, especially Idols when someone can’t sing and they are really convinced that they can.


    • April 29, 2013 at 8:47 am

      Yes, and then the whole family rallies round and there are tears and everything and their dreams are shattered.


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