(Closed) Sounds that drive you bonkers

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Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

People chewing. Especially gum. I honestly wish gum would disappear from the Earth and never return. Ever.

I also hate the sound of people swallowing liquid loudly. Like that chugging sound. Yuck.

Also, just repetitive noises in general. My husband plays the drums (totally fine!) but when he “drums” on his stomach or legs I want to punch him. If he does it on my legs I can handle it. Something about being able to feel it makes the noise a little better.

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Styrofoam. Like, when you’re messing with it and it squeaks. Omg, it gives me the chills just thinking about it. Same with squeaky balloons.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@icanhearyousmile:  We have a neighbor with a baby, oddly that doesn’t bother me (the baby criees a LOT, I think she’s a little late on the talking train)
I do have a downstairs neighbor who listens to mumbly television shows all the time. Like 6pm in bed, TV on. 6am, wake up, tv on. We usually play music to drown it out, works pretty well.
It wouldn’t bother me so much if she didn’t try to intimidate us by BLASTING her TV when we first moved in… because one day she came upstairs and asked us to “stop walking at night” (meaning past 6) or else she’s have to turn up her TV I kid you not.
We didn’t (hey I live here too) so she turned up the volume. It’s better after I called the landlord on her (it was so loud one night I thought someone had broken into the apartment… nope! Just her tv!). But yeah, talk about TV noises hahaha

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Children screeching, screaming, whining, crying, and being loud. That irks the crap out of me. I also hate how kids make sounds just for the sake of making sounds. Like, “La ah ba ja ka boo” blah blah blah. It’s like they just love hearing themselves make sounds. STFU!

Post # 23
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Busy bee

@MammaPants:  YES! I can’t listen to people eat or drink loudly. Gulping, chewing with the mouth open so I can hear it, slurping, that sort of thing. 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@IzzyBear:  YES!!!  The chewing and swallowing…  They make my physically angry!!!!  Also, people who’s jaws make a popping noise when they eat.  Forget about it.

Post # 25
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Cracking knuckles, ugh, I hate that sound.  Dentist drills, yikes.  

I hope I don’t sound mean but I hate the way one of my co-workers laughs.  It’s very loud and obnoxious and fake sounding.  Sometimes I want to slam my door shut until she stops laughing, lol. 

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Lots of sounds annoy me! Frustratingly the two sounds that bug me the most are ones that can’t really be helped…eating and coughing!

Post # 27
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518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

People sniffing in… and I don’t mean a casual little sniff – the repeated sniffs where it is so sharp and abrupt that it makes you cringe! Unfortunately Fiance has tourettes and somehow switched from soft grunting to doing this almost twice a minute! It drives me up the wall some days!

I also hate listening to the sounds from peoples computers, even if they are playing a song I like or an interesting video I would watch – it just completely irks me. There are some days where I want to just walk over and give them my headphones and then glue it to their computer! They never think that no one wants to hear that home video of their children making strange shreaking sounds!

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

The sound of people touching cardboard or cardboard rubbing against cardboard. This also applies to construction paper and dry wood like paint stir sticks. All of it is just wayyyy too dry sounding and feeling and gives me shivers aha.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Highfield House, Stanley, Tasmania

I can’t stand synthesised, electronic dance music. In fact most noises annoy me..

Post # 30
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6107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@Sunfire:  there’s a woman in my office that cackles like a witch. And she’s quite loud about it. Everyone cringes when she laughs. She’s so nice though, which makes it worse.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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@Sunfire:  OMG, there’s someone who goes to the same grad school I do who has that same kind of obscenely loud, obnoxious, fake-sounding laugh. When she laughs, you can literally hear it throughout the ENTIRE building. I find her annoying as a person, but when she laughs she becomes 10X more annoying for a few minutes. . . oh dear!

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