Daily Prompt; Can’t Watch This

When was the last time you watched something so scary, cringe-worthy, or unbelievably tacky — in a movie, on TV, or in real life — you had to cover your eyes?

As a matter of fact two things come to mind just from yesterday. The first is cringe-worthy for me but no one else seems to notice. I can’t cover my eyes as I’m walking but I do have to avert my eyes from the lobster tank in the grocery store I work at. When I need fresh fruit for tarts and cakes, I get them from the produce dept. and have to walk by the lobster tank in seafood. It freaks me out every time. I literally have to turn my head and force them out of my mind. There are a bunch of crustaceans with their claws held by thick elastic bands (making them totally vulnerable) crowded up on each other trying to escape captivity from a little tank in a grocery store. Why doesn’t anyone else see this? If this were any other animal we would be shocked but we’ve become used to it so it’s OK. Most people will tell me they don’t think or feel. Really? It sure doesn’t look like that to me.  And they don’t even know they are going to be dropped alive in boiling water. “The horror, The Horror!”

Last night I was up late and clicked onto MXS which shows porn after midnight. I do this every once in a while out of curiosity, voyeurism and ,hopefully, a laugh. Whooaa! The whole screen was an extreme close up of a penis entering a vagina. And I have a 45 inch screen! Immediately I check to see if all my curtains are closed in case my neighbours are standing outside my windows at 1:00 a.m. ,pointing a finger, saying, “Ah ha! We always knew she was weird!”.  I couldn’t look. I hit ‘last channel’ just to turn it anywhere. That was so gross!  Now it’s in my memory….. be careful!…. you can’t un-see something.

I was just going to write; “I wish I could get insensitive over the lobsters”…. but then I immediately thought, “no, I don’t!”  I hope I never harden to another creature’s suffering.  But two consenting adults? That’s another story! I’d just rather not watch them, thank you.


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