I confess … I’m a squeezer

March 5, 2013

Bits and Pieces

I’m confessing again this week and once more my thanks go to Kirsty at My Home Truths for the opportunity to link and also the motivation to fess up and come clean on a whole lot of stuff that sits festering.

Perfect segue ….. speaking of festering ….. today, I’m possibly going to repulse you, because I’m admitting here that I AM a squeezer. Indeed, I’ve always been a squeezer who just can not help having a squeeze. If there’s a zit, blackhead, blind pimple or ingrown hair to be found, me and my fingernails are onto it. Not picking mind you, I’m not a picker, I just fancy the occasional good squeeeeeeeeeze. Ahhhh, that’s better.

It’s gross stuff, isn’t it??! Oh, but please, I assure you that my hygiene standards are impeccable and that the pump action hand sanitizer and I are real tight, besties even! It’s just that I have almost uncontrollable urges to squeeze and squeeze and squeeze until I get that little bastard. Do you do it too, or do you have the willpower (of which I am jelly-jealous) to leave them all alone?

You’d think by now, upon reaching the well-worn age of 44, I would understand that blind pimples earn their name through their capacity to remain discreet and barely noticeable? Ummm nope, of course not. If there’s a blind pimple lurking anywhere nearby, you can be sure that I will hunt it down, irritate the bejeezes out of it and consequently have a nice un-blind and very noticeable red splotch where it would have hidden itself ninja-style. Pathetic, but the satisfaction that comes from the hunt and then the squeeze is addictive. It’s even better than digging out a splinter and that IS saying something!

Now that the 2 boys of mine are of pimple growing age, I consider it only fair and reasonable to teach them the tricks of the trade. To date, I’m certainly proud of their zit hunting prowess and squeezing skills and I’ve even been willing to assist in the war against their hard to reach ingrown hairs and blackheads too. Chips off the old block they are, and I couldn’t be prouder!

However, if there’s anything to blow my own trumpet about, it’s the professionalism that I’ve shown over the years and the fact I have  NEVER, EVER asked to squeeze a pimple owned by one of the many adolescents I have worked with in that time. I started my career working with teens back in 1989 (yes, that’s right, last century) and in my working life I have seen many, many ready and ripe squeeze-worthy lumps  but, hand-on-my-heart, I can tell you I’ve not once even hinted at having a crack. Not once …. how good is that?!!

It’s alright though, don’t be sad, because there’s always the Pimple Popper app on the iPad to keep my squeezy fingers busy! It’s totally gross, but it does the job ;)

 So tell me, do you squeeze … or do you leave those poor, harmless little pimples alone??

Have a great Tuesday and if you’re a blogger, remember to link up with Jess at IBOT! It’s esstentially awesome and you can find it here -  Essentially Jess!

 

 

 

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23 Responses to “I confess … I’m a squeezer”

  1. Mandy Says:

    Haha! Confessions, confessions! that is not all that repulsive! I don’t squeeze my pimples but my husband harasses me to do it for me. Now, I think that is gross because I cannot understand that at all lol

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    • Shari Says:

      Hahaha, lol, sorry, but I *can* understand your husband even though it’s gross! Sharing is caring and all that ;)

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  2. Karen Says:

    I remember as a teen I had a fan dangled zit popper apparatus, it did the job perfectly, but I haven’t had any urge to pop for a long time. :) Karen #teamIBOT

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    • Shari Says:

      Oooooh Karen, if it was one of those thingys with the hole in one end and a pointy other end, I had one too. Mmmmmmm wonder where it is??

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  3. Kirsty @ My Home Truths Says:

    I was a squeezer in my younger days (I had terrible cystic acne when I was younger and had to have powerful medication to get it under control). I have learned that it is best to leave them alone but I am narky that I still get them at all – surely we get to outgrow them sometime? Thanks for linking up to I Must Confess Shari and for pointing me in the direction of that app!

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    • Shari Says:

      Ouch Kirsty – cystic acne and the associated medication just would not have been much fun :(
      and yes – surely – there should come a time when we outgrow them ….. maybe just the occasional one ;)
      Thanks for hosting a super link-up x

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  4. Janet Says:

    I confess I am a squeezer. It grosses my hubster out but hey, that’s life.

    What’s really annoying is I have this recurring blackhead on my back AND I CAN’T REACH IT. So every now and then when it gets all big and yukky looking – I can see it in the mirror but can’t reach it – I have to beg / bribe / coerce hubster to deal with it for me!

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    • Shari Says:

      Oh Janet, that back blackhead would do my head in but thank goodness you can convince your DH to come to your aid!!! Luckily, the similar one I have is small and in an easily reached place so I can keep it well under control ;) x

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  5. Kelly HTandT Says:

    Lol! Grossly hilarious!
    My dad tells the tale of his mother lining all 6 of her kids up so she could inspect them all one by one and squeeze anything she found – eeewwwwww!
    I’m a squeezer and I HATE IT. HATE IT.
    Thanks for the overshare x

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  6. rhian @melbs Says:

    I’m an absolute squeezer got a couple of blighters at the moment that all the squeezing in the world won’t get rid of.
    Too much information from a 1st time visitor to your blog? – Sorry :-)
    popped (excuse the pun) over from IBOT.

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    • Shari Says:

      Now, squeeze-squeeze-nothing is just so frustrating. Hope that with a bit more of a poke and prod you can tackle those stubborn suckers! Lovely to meet you x

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  7. EssentiallyJess Says:

    I wish there was a job, where you could just squeeze pimples or boils, and watch that thick white core explode everywhere! It’s the most amazing feeling!
    my poor nine year old is not impressed that she has started gettting zits. Not because of the zits themselves, but because I keep trying to squeeze them for her. Her skin is so soft and they just go bang!

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  8. Sis Says:

    Ahhhhhhh I love a squeeze! Only mine if they’re ready to pop- but I DO love to squeeze other’s lol….and being a massage and beauty therapist I get to live out my fantasy quite often LMAO. I love extracting ingrown hairs, splinters, boils… Yep, I’m sick ;)

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    • Shari Says:

      I know you love a good squeeze, one of the many qualities in you I adore. I have a bit of squeeze envy that you get to do this under the clever guise of your job, whereas my job is strictly look and no squeezie!! LOL xx

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  9. Sarah @ Just One More Chapter Says:

    I’ll admit it, if they are big enough, I will squeeze. I went for a deep cleanse facial the other day which included extraction of blackheads and white heads.

    I’m sure she was just squeezing my face….

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    • Shari Says:

      Ooohh Sarah, NICE, a deep facial cleanse can be so invigorating – and with a little squeezy-squeezy thrown in too sounds like a perfect little relaxation treat! x

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  10. Emily @ Have a laugh on me Says:

    SO FUNNY – I only squeeze if I’m going out in public and it’s glaringly obvious there’s a whole yuk of white there – my hubby a total squeezer! Em

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    • Shari Says:

      The whole yukky white crap is a real squeeze motivator isn’t it Em – I’m usually not patient enough to wait until then though and will wear the tell tale squeeze mark signs. Go the hubby!! x

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  11. Rita Says:

    Haha! Big confession! I’m happy to know I’m not the only one to be a squeezer!

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  12. Me Says:

    I am totally a squeezer – of myself and my husband – and if my 21yo would let me, of her too !!!!
    I just can’t help myself – no matter how hard I try.
    Have the best day !
    Me

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