What have you never done?
Probably more things than I have. 😀 But one that comes to my mind that a lot people do at least once in their lifetime that I’ve never done and have no desire to do is I’ve never smoked a cigarette. I have smoked weed with Olek and my Mum on their birthday this year (yep, their birthdays are on the same day), because my Aquarian curiosity was stronger than my fears and other aversions, but I’ve never smoked tobacco. Weed was a very interesting experience, but because of several things I don’t think I’m likely to do that again either, or at least I wouldn’t like to do that regularly. As you guys probably know by now, I have emetophobia=fear of vomit, and when I was a kid, I heard someone say that smoking cigarettes caused her to vomit. So that instantly became a future no-no for me, and even though I now don’t think it’s a very common thing and rationally doubt it would happen to me (plus it didn’t happen when I was smoking cannabis, which I suppose is generally more emetogenic and can apparently even give you something called chronic hyperemesis syndrome so basically constant vomit if you use cannabis regularly) the idea of smoking cigs still puts me off. Other than that, probably as a result of my allergies and asthma (which is episodic and very mild but still is there nonetheless) I seem to be quite sensitive to cigarette smoke, so I’m really glad that no one in my family smokes regularly and if they do, it’s hardly ever at home. Because when people smoke around me, or even if I go into a room where someone was smoking not long ago, I get congested and wheezy quite quickly. It’s just mild, but still rather unpleasant to deal with, and it was very similar when I tried weed as well. My Mum also has asthma and whenever she smokes, she coughs and wheezes so much as if she’s been smoking loads all her life. So that isn’t very encouraging either. And then there’s that weird thing with me and smells, because I cannot feel most smells, I can only feel some very intense and chemical ones and even then it’s more just like a sensation of a yucky, bitter taste in the back of my throat rather than a proper smell I guess. So I hate any sort of perfumes, sprays and yeah, smoke is something I can feel too. Which is probably good, as unlike most anosmics, I’d sure know if something around me was on fire. But that’s just another reason why smoking anything just isn’t fun enough for me to want to do it regularly and to be able to like it. Weed is slightly more fun because you can actually get something out of it, it makes peopling a lot easier and you can have a lot of laughs and weird deep convos like we did (before that I don’t remember when was the last time I talked with my brother properly), it makes you more creative and I really liked the way I was thinking on it, but it’s still not enough for me to risk chronic vomit and make myself feel wheezy voluntarily, and I don’t know if the second time I’d try it, it won’t actually result in me feeling more anxious or sluggish-brained as is the case for some people. But with cigs, there’s absolutely nothing in it for me.
What’s such a thing for you? 🙂