ICM Contributors Respond to “Ten Things You Don’t Like List”

We’ve all seen this list going around, right? The “Ten Things You Don’t Like That Everyone Else Seems to Love” list on social media. I asked our Iowa City Moms contributors to share their lists so we can see what we all have in common and how we differ.

Some of the answers are shared below. Enjoy reading their responses!

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10 things I don’t like (that others probably do, for the most part):

  1. Wine
  2. Beer
  3. Small talk/talking on the phone
  4. Beach vacations
  5. Bright, sunny, cloudless skies
  6. People who don’t acknowledge you after you hold a door open for them
  7. Large crowds of people
  8. Competition
  9. Gift exchanges that involve stealing
  10. Driving

10 things I don’t like that everyone else seems to enjoy:

  1. Tea
  2. Sweet potatoes
  3. Chalk
  4. Concerts
  5. Cooking
  6. Playing with my kids
  7. Crafting
  8. Being the center of attention
  9. Large gatherings of people
  10. Having more kids

10 things I don’t like…. 

  1. Pumpkin flavored items
  2. Mint and chocolate together
  3. Sports 
  4. Scary movies
  5. Anything other than black coffee
  6. Twitter
  7. Breaking bad + other tv shows where the lead is a man who is jerk
  8. Capitalism
  9. Eggs
  10. Surprises

10 things I don’t like:

  1. Pumpkin flavored anything
  2. Pink
  3. Scary movies
  4. Rollercoasters
  5. Alfredo sauce
  6. Short finger nails (on me)
  7. Dancing unless choreographed
  8. IPAs and shots – *vomit*
  9. Gardening
  10. Running

10 things I don’t like:

  1. Beer
  2. Calamari or crab legs
  3. Reality shows (Real Housewives, Bachelor)
  4. Smart speakers (Alexa)
  5. Sun bathing
  6. Gambling
  7. Comedy where the joke is that a man is wearing a dress
  8. Ross from friends
  9. Beyonce (I’M SORRY. I’m sure she is a lovely person. I’m just not into her music)
  10. Instagram (I really tried to get into it; I just find it… boring?)

Things I don’t like that other people do: 

  1. Beer 
  2. Dining outside 
  3. Wings (I don’t like meat on bones) 
  4. Hoodies 
  5. Post Malone 
  6. Thinking men who are completely age inappropriate for me are “hot” (like my peers who think Sean Connery is good looking, what?)
  7. The Office 
  8. Coming up with lists of 10 items

Things I don’t like….

  1. Football
  2. Watching TV
  3. Listening to music when not in the car
  4. Roller coasters
  5. Coffee with anything in it
  6. Scary movies
  7. Shopping at non-thrift stores
  8. Large parties
  9. Expecting women’s bodies to be hairless
  10. Pumpkin pie

Here’s what I don’t like that other people do: 

  1. Watching sports 
  2. Pumpkin spice drinks 
  3. Syrup on pancakes 
  4. Crafts 
  5. Going swimming 
  6. Watching dramas (I’m pretty much a comedy gal) 
  7. Taco pizza 
  8. Early rising 
  9. Learning/adopting new technologies 
  10. Fancy cars

10 things I don’t like that most people seem to like:

  1. Condiments
  2. Shopping
  3. Adult fiction
  4. Eating out
  5. Crafts
  6. Shoes
  7. Going to the salon
  8. Casseroles
  9. TV
  10. Church

This is hard. Things I dislike that others seem to enjoy.

  1. Olives
  2. Blue jeans
  3. Horror movies
  4. Pop or soda
  5. Fruit juice
  6. Running with others
  7. Reality TV (but I like cooking competitions lol)
  8. Video games
  9. Logic or math games
  10. Raunchy comedy

Things I Don’t Like:

  1. Cheesecake
  2. Craft beer
  3. “Girl Wash Your Face,” “Lean In,”and other tales of women telling me how to have it all
  4. Peeps
  5. The phrase “hack” as in “life hack,” or “kitchen hack”
  6. Strolling (can we please just get there already?)
  7. Hallmark Christmas movies
  8. Disney—Disneyland, Disney characters, Disney princesses, Disney cultural misappropriation, Wearing Disney apparel over the age of 8…
  9. Festivals, street fairs, and carnivals
  10. White chocolate

Things I don’t like that others do.

  1. Beer
  2. pumpkin spice things
  3. Breakfast pizza
  4. Scary movies
  5. Trashy romance novels
  6. Pie. (I don’t like pie crust. I never have).
  7. This goes along with scary movies, but haunted houses.
  8. Eggs (I only like them scrambled)
  9. Peeps
  10. Crafting and scrap booking. I am not creative enough.

10 things I don’t like:

  1. Coffee
  2. Pumpkin flavored anything
  3. Baths
  4. Running
  5. Facials
  6. Yard work
  7. The Bachelor
  8. Cleaning
  9. Cold showers
  10. Name brand clothes/bags

What are 10 things you don’t like that others seem to love?

Dawn lives life to play! Wife to Bryan and mother of four (ages 17, 14, 12, and 8,) she finds what she most enjoys and does it. Bryan tells people she hates a blank calendar; Dawn says she loves a colorful one. With a BA in Theatre and a certificate in Performing Arts Entrepreneurship from the University of Iowa, Dawn has successfully run two business and volunteered on numerous community theatre Boards of Directors. She currently colors in her calendar with Youngevity confidence consultation appointments, Chamber Singers of Iowa City board meetings, strength training and kickboxing at NLXF-NL, managing the office at BerganKDV, and setting as many dates with friends as she can. Dawn is passionate about respect and intentional choices. She loves coffee with cream, a good wheat beer, seeing someone discover something for the first time, and listening to audio books while driving.


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