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Is there something about you so unusual and different, that you have yet to personally meet someone with this particular similarity?

Asked by Vunessuh (16704points) May 28th, 2010

It can be a physical characteristic, a personality trait, a hobby, a fascination, a disorder, a habit, etc.

Or perhaps it’s something you lack, like a skill, that most people don’t.

Or maybe it’s an idea/opinion about something that no one you’ve met agrees with or has ever considered before.

For the most part, it’s easy to find someone with a few of your same interests – try thinking of something that no one else you’ve had the pleasure of meeting can relate to.

For me, I rarely eat anything that tastes sweet, tangy or sour. This would include almost all hard candy (except for runts – those suckers are yummy), candy bars, cake, donuts, all pastry, cookies, all fruit, various salad dressings, dips and sauces and most breakfast foods, which is why I almost always skip breakfast. I don’t know what it is, but these tastes have never appealed to me and sometimes ruin a perfectly good meal. For example, if a piece of chicken is slathered in sweet barbeque sauce – oh man, that makes me a sad panda. I prefer to stick with saltiness or spiciness. Anything sweet, sour, tangy or bitter has no appeal, but I won’t necessarily refuse to eat it, I just never ever fill my fridge with it.
I’ve met people who don’t like chocolate, but not anyone who dislikes over half our basic tastes.

Since I was little, I’ve also had this unusual fascination with chandeliers which I haven’t quite figured out yet. I just like looking at them. There’s this chandelier shop a few blocks from my parent’s house that I’m in love with. I grew up walking around in this store in awe for hours. Considering the fact that I’m very simple, unpretentious and don’t own very many material things, I can’t get over this strange obsession I have with them. Perhaps it’s the way they’re structured and/or draped. I look at them more as an art form which I know most people don’t do. They’re just gawgeous and shiny. Yeah, shiny…maybe that’s it.

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Dr_Dredd's avatar

A salesperson in my favorite used bookstore told me that I was the “only girl he ever met who liked postapocalyptic fiction.” I didn’t think it was that rare, but whatever. :-)

eden2eve's avatar


I do too… and I’m a girl.

eden2eve's avatar

I like pancakes with sliced pickles on top. Is that unusual?

If I fall down while slow skiing, I can’t stand back up without help.

perspicacious's avatar

I’m as quirky as they come. I try not to share my quirks with too many. Seeing I’ll meet you soon, you are bound to pick up on some of them.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I used to think I was the only kid with freckles in where-the-doesn’t-shine areas but no, I’m no special snowflake and I like that.

Primobabe's avatar

I’m indifferent to food. Often, I’ll go all day without eating anything, simply because I’m not interested and have no appetite.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

@Dr_Dredd My wife who is definitely female, has always been a big fan of post apocalyptic fiction,

bob_'s avatar

Oh man, good question. Let me think and I’ll get back to you XD

ucme's avatar

I’ve never met anyone like me.I’m one of a kind, totally unique.Well that & this enormous chip on my shoulder are what stand me out I s’pose ;)

Facade's avatar

The only person I’ve met who’s even remotely similar to me is out of my life for good, so there’s that.

Jude's avatar

I have a thing for fire escapes. I think that they’re beautiful.

Oh, and the idea having sex in a dilapidated building (barn, even). I find that quite erotic/a big, fat turn-on (but, then so does the missus).

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

If you know anyone who can leap tall buildings in a single bound,please introduce me ;)

Berserker's avatar

I often tend to loose myself in my own solitude and lunacy and think I must be all deep and complex, but looking at it realistically, probably not. I’m sure I’m as boring as 97% of the people I meet who think they’re different somehow.

However, I’ve never met anyone who such an enormous obsession about pillows as much as I do. I’m not even trying to be funny here. It’s like an imortal source of comfort, and nothing in my life seems as perfect as a puffy pillow.
If there’s someone else who likes pillows, let’s start a club! I’ve seen pillow websites before, so I must not be alone.

And yeah, Runts fucking rock. :D

Fyrius's avatar

^ What he said. Good question.
I wonder if there are a few of these things for everyone. Maybe not for those who know a lot of people in person.

I think what you have with chandeliers, I have with keys, particularly shiny new cylinder lock keys.

Seek's avatar

I’ve kept all of my notes form high school senior year Humanities class. I still rewrite, add to, edit, and elaborate upon those notes. On rainy afternoons, I can be seen sitting in my living room with archaeology books, atlases, encyclopaedias, etc. strewn about me, with my computer on four different websites and me scribbling furiously, just because I happened across something on the Nat Geo channel that I hadn’t heard before.

I am the only person I know that does that. ^_^

Seek's avatar


I love keys.

When I was little, my key collection was a bunch of “Magic Keys” that could transport me to alternate universes. I still collect old keys.

the100thmonkey's avatar

I have a talent for languages – I’ve learned spoken Japanese to a good level (although not universal fluency) without lessons. I’ve never met anyone else who did that, although I know there are many others with the same talent.

In the same way, I have a talent for logic, but I really suck at calculus.

Tomfafa's avatar

I have a completely hairy ‘willy.’ Shampoo… Condition… repeat.

le_inferno's avatar

Well, the way I look in general is pretty unusual. A non-freckled, curly haired ginger…while I’ve met people with 1 or 2 of these traits, the combination of all 3 is rare.

I also have (we think) mild ectodermal dysplasia. This disorder can affect any ectodermal structure, but luckily, the only problem was my teeth. I had a normal, full set of baby teeth, but several of my permanent ones were missing and my two front ones came in pointed. You’d never know it now, but I had braces, some filing, jaw bone grafting, 4 dental implants, bonding, and a bridge to achieve the nice smile I’ve got now. Took about 10 years of work! (Most of the delay was waiting for my growth to finish in order to do the heavy stuff). I’ve heard stories of other patients similar to me, but have never actually met anyone with this problem. Congenitally missing teeth is common—a lot of people never got 1 or 2 permanent teeth—but ED is incredibly rare. According to wiki, only around 7,000 people worldwide have been diagnosed with an ectodermal dysplasia condition.

le_inferno's avatar

Oh, I also have poor circulation to my feet. They’re always cold. My toes turn bright red when I’m warm and active, sickly purple/gray when I’m chilly and inactive. My cousin gets red toes too, but no one else I know gets anything similar. I’m also flat-footed, estimated to be present in 20–30% of the population, though I’ve only met one person.

I also had an annular hymen, and have yet to know someone else who did.

I’m pretty fucked up :P

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I’ve never met another person face to face with Aspergers Syndrome; but then we’re not exactly social butterflies.

@Symbeline I’ve got a huge pillow collection also. To prop up whatever part of my anatomy I’ve injured most recently. :^)

KatawaGrey's avatar

The most unusual thing about me is that I am the only person I know who does not have a father who does not feel as if I am lacking one. For many people without fathers, they’re fathers left or died or were never there in the first place. My mother is a single mother by choice. She chose to be artificially inseminated with the sperm from an anonymous donor. When I was six years old, she told me the particulars of my conception and her decision. She has never raised me to think I needed another parent. I see a lot of single mothers who act as if their children are lacking a father and it leaves a nasty mark on the kids. Even ones who seem not to care like my boyfriend who would have been better off if he had never known his father at all are badly affected. Many people think it is because the father left. From what I have seen, the greatest damage is done by having the children believe they need a father who is no longer there.

In short, my mother raised me without a father, she did not raise me lacking one.

Vunessuh's avatar

@everyone Thank you all for your answers. There’s some good stuff here. I appreciate it. :)

Mikelbf2000's avatar

As you probobly already know. I have a foot fetish. I love it when a woman puts her bare feet on my bare belly. In order for me to be with a woman she will have to understand my unique fetish. As stupid as it sounds she would also have to be willling to do this for me. Other than that I’m a normal guy with normal interests.

Fyrius's avatar

“Your unique fetish”?
Cool story bro. Foot fetishism is one of the most common fetishes in the world. The internet is teeming with foot fetishists. You can hardly avoid bumping into one or two of them every once in a while.
I think you’ll find someone.

Tomfafa's avatar

@Mikelbf2000 Funny… just about every girl I ever met has a shoe fetish… you’re on the right track… er… right foot.

Seek's avatar

Feet are gross.
I had a friend that was into eyeball-licking. that is a unique fetish.

Fyrius's avatar

I’ve come across a few other people into that, too.

KatawaGrey's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr: Who would be able to stay still long enough for that to happen? If anyone got that close to my eyeball, I’d freak out and smack them.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I had a foot fetish also, but only for one lady’s feet. Others don’t interest me.

Seek's avatar

@KatawaGrey You and me both, sister.

Jabe73's avatar

I would say my views on politics and religion. It seems both republicans and democrats don’t like my views. When it comes to religion even though I am not an atheist and consider myself Christian it seems I always get into arguments with most other “Christians” about my views on the bible, reincarnation, the trinity, evolution/creationism and heaven/hell. Then I get many atheists on my case on top of that.

@Mikelbf2000 Foot fetish isn’t “strange” or “unique”. Alot of women will say “yuck!” to a guy that likes their feet but yet it seems most women go out of their way to make their feet nice with pedicures and then showing off their feet in sandals, flip flops and other types of open shoes.

Mikelbf2000's avatar

I know my foot fetish isn’t unique but the fact that i love it when a woman presses and rubs her feet on my belly is unique. I don’t think there are many people who would enjoy that. lol

perspicacious's avatar

@Mikelbf2000 you are consistent on this

Aster's avatar

@le_inferno ” A non-freckled, curly haired ginger…while I’ve met people with 1 or 2 of these traits, the combination of all 3 is rare.”
My daughter has red hair that is very curly and shiny, never has used a hair roller and she has no freckles. If this is what you meant by “ginger.” Her sister isn’t red headed, I’m a brunette, her father
has light brown hair, one of her grandmothers was a blonde, the other (my mother) had black hair—can’t figure it out. So what does she do? Bleach it almost white, then dyes it black and it goes straight and damaged.
When left alone, it’s glorious.

le_inferno's avatar

@Aster Yeah, that’s what I meant with ginger. That’s funny… it’s similar with me, because my parents both have dark hair, and none of my direct relatives are redheads. I supposedly have a redheaded great aunt, but we’ve never met her. It’s very strange.
That’s a shame she dyed it like that! She should embrace her red hair, it’s a unique identity!

chesca's avatar


Not in a fetish kinda way… it just makes me feel safe!
With toilet paper you can conquer the world!

It’s like the best support you could ever get… if you have TP you can get diarrhea, constipation, you can throw up, get your period, have a baby, cry, sneeze & so much more and yet you won’t make a mess! (a little exaggeration i admit but hey..)
I get nervous if there’s no Toilet paper in the house! =(

wilma's avatar

Well @chesca I guess I can see what you mean, I also get nervous when there isn’t any toilet paper in the house.
Come to think of it, I don’t think that I’ve ever let it come to be that there was no toilet paper in the house.

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