Post # 1
I share an office with a couple of girls and cannot handle the lack of table manners one of my co-workers has. We eat at our desks as the office has no recreational space and there aren’t any eateries nearby to visit. This girl sits four metres from me and every day I have to sit thorugh 50 minutes of constant slurping and sniffing. The noises are so bad, I can’t even make them if I try really hard to! I understand this can sometimes be a cultural thing, but this isn’t one of those times. I’m quite a patient person and it takes a lot to annoy me but this is really getting on my nerves. I don’t want to hear the contents of her lunch being slurped and slopped and smooshed as it enters her body!!
How would you all deal with this?
Post # 4
Wow she takes 50 min to eat? I agree with the iPod/headphones to drown her out!
Post # 5
Thanks ladies. I would love to listen to an Ipod but I have to make myself available to answer the phone if someone calls… and then just extend my lunch break.
Post # 6
I don’t have any advice, I just commented to sympathize with you because noisy eating is a huge pet peeve of mine.
Hopefully someone will have an idea for you, that sounds gross!
Post # 7
Ooooo this is a tricky one. I have a friend just like this but add in chewing with mouth open, food spitting out as he talks, and other things. It’s getting to the point I can’t sit directly across from him when we have a meal. It’s an awkward situation. =/
Post # 8
lol I hate this! It is actualyl a phobia I just can’t remember what it is called. I can’t stand it! The chomping, the slooshing, the chewing gruuugh! lol. I hate ANY mouth sounds, yawning etc. It makes me FREAK! I seriously want to get over it because it’s too much to deal with I can’t stop the way everyone else eats and it affects me so much! I hate cutlery on teeth sounds, find it hard to go the the cinema coz of the popcorn eatign sounds lol… I wish I could offer you advice, but I can’t. At home I turn up the telly/music loud so I can’t hear but in other instances… I’m stumped! 🙁 sorry!