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Old 09-09-17, 04:52 PM
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Re: Does vacuuming make anyone else crazy?

The sound of a vacuum cleaner works on my nerves. I tend to put my hands on my ears whenever a vaccuum cleaner is in operation nearby, but that's hard when its me doing the cleaning.
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The sound of a vacuum cleaner works on my nerves. I tend to put my hands on my ears whenever a vaccuum cleaner is in operation nearby, but that's hard when its me doing the cleaning.
Have you tried these? Could help, and hands-free!
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My daughter puts about that much sugar in her coffee, but no milk. And there
is sugar in my cola. Cookies make me happy, not irritated, so I figured it must
be the caffeine.
Yes you are probably right, only with coffee do i have that particular effect on me.
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Re: Does vacuuming make anyone else crazy?

My mom just bought one of those self cleaning vaccums. She absolutely loves it and says it's very quiet. I'm not sensitive to the sound but I don't like cleaning so am regreting being too cheap to buy one.

It's not good at the corners but if you don't make much of a mess at the corners then you don't have to clean them as often yourself.

If you decide to get it, I'd choose a place you can return and get full refund with.
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Re: Does vacuuming make anyone else crazy?

I like vacuuming. Especially with a good vacuum...like Dyson, or Filter Queen.

I've got a Dyson. I love it. 9 years old, works perfectly. I love that I can take it apart to each component piece (save the motor) so as to clean it fully. Ingenious design and engineering to be sure.

I don't sweat when vacuuming. That said, after bringing groceries in from shopping, I absolutely need a shower to wash away the saline drip from my head.

For me, vacuuming is calming and meditative in a way that is similar to my experience of ironing.

I will say this though...crap vacuums that are unwieldy and don't suck good and proper will enrage me in short order because of the inefficiency and poor design...but not the vacuuming itself.


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The sound of a vacuum cleaner works on my nerves. I tend to put my hands on my ears whenever a vaccuum cleaner is in operation nearby, but that's hard when its me doing the cleaning.
I also HATE the sound of vacuuming... and many other sounds.. even *any* sound when I'm trying to focus on something and get something done. In my case my ADD (or whatever else I have) causes such a big sensitivity to sensory stimuli, it makes me a pathetic ninny who can hardly tolerate the slightest bit of sensory distress. It's very un-masculine, IMO anyway.
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Old 09-10-17, 12:37 AM
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In my case my ADD (or whatever else I have) causes such a big sensitivity to sensory stimuli, it makes me a pathetic ninny who can hardly tolerate the slightest bit of sensory distress. It's very un-masculine, IMO anyway.
You've got some strange (to me) ideas about what makes a man a man.

Human beings have nervous systems. Men and women.

I have sensory issues. My sweetie has sensory issues.

I don't think or feel that experiencing distress from one's senses has any gender characteristic whatsoever. It's just very human, very mammalian, very living creature with a nervous system.

To me, part of being a man means dismissing narrow definitions of what it is to be a man, and being your own person.

I'm sensitive and emotive. I cry easily. I can't bear what I can't bear.

Does that make me less of a man? Not to me, and not to my sweetie, and hers is the only opinion I care about.

Not that I could be any different even if I wanted to. And I don't want to.

I wear pink too.


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Re: Does vacuuming make anyone else crazy?

The worst thing about vacuuming is when you want it to go one way and it dosent. Or when the chord gets tangled around a chair leg or something, I loose it!
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It's Sensory Processing Disorder. Sometimes called Sensory Integration Disorder.

Or maybe Misophonia. Google them.
Great........ another disorder!!

I will investigate!

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You've got some strange (to me) ideas about what makes a man a man.
Well, perhaps I was a tad bit "sarcastic" there but I must admit part of me agrees with what I said literally, otherwise I wouldn't have said it.

I cannot speak for your experience but I think sensory oversensitivity for me is yet another thing on top of a big fat pile, which limits not just the range of what I can do, but what I even want to do. I certainly don't want to deal with a mess, and that applies to a lot of things; I've had some folks tell me it's "immature" to avoid filth because it bothers me though, so maybe that's the real issue, I couldn't say.

And I'm guessing this part of it you don't share: the worst of it for me is just the fact that since I'm never comfortable anywhere (and the noisier/busier a place is, the worse it gets) I cannot look comfortable, I cannot smile, I cannot be at ease. And even when I feel decently good, my body still shows tension. If you want a photograph of an awkward person, make sure you take mine. There are lots of little effects it causes that have big impacts. (Forget about dating sites, for instance.) I am not approachable, and I have had folks ask "what's wrong?" for no reason.

I believe this constant tension, mostly irrespective of what's going on but always worse when it's hot and heavy, leads directly into the stiff posture I described above. Whatever else you might say about all this, I can tell you it does not seem to look very manly; I seem to give others the impression of being a gawky little kid, and it's how I'm treated, like with indifference or as someone who lacks their own agency.

But anyway, keep the vacuum away, if I'm going to keep the lightness here

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To me, part of being a man means dismissing narrow definitions of what it is to be a man, and being your own person.

I'm sensitive and emotive. I cry easily. I can't bear what I can't bear.

Does that make me less of a man? Not to me, and not to my sweetie, and hers is the only opinion I care about.

Not that I could be any different even if I wanted to. And I don't want to.

I wear pink too.
I suppose the only manliness I have left is that I don't cry anymore (unlike when I was younger) because the hypocrisy and cynicism of the world-- which is obscured under some kind of fake idealism--has hardened those tears and they ain't gonna flow no more.
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Re: Does vacuuming make anyone else crazy?

May I suggest using earplugs while vacuuming?

I don't experience sensory overload from vacuuming, but there are other kinds of noises that really get to me. Earplugs, or noise-cancelling headphones, or just listening to some music, whatever works.
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Is miss my old school electrolux from the 70's. Now I have a noisy shark vac.
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