I frequently get coffee and a muffin at a great bakery near my home. There are only two tables set up for those who'd like to eat there. The tables are about a foot apart and right next to the self service coffee.
A few weeks ago, while I'm drinking my coffee and reading the paper, a middle aged man sits at the table next to me and starts slurping his coffee so loudly that I thought it was a joke. I look over to see him completely leaned over the table slurping from the cup.
It was so strange and annoying that I got up and left.
Of course now, I keep running into Mr. Slurppy. When I see him I just take my muffin and coffee to go.
A few days ago I was at one of the tables and a woman sat at the table next to me. In walks Mr. Slurrpy who looked a little confused that someone was sitting at "his" table. Well, he still got his cup of coffee at the self serve....and leaned over the bar and started slurrping his coffee.
I'm sure this story sounds inane, but I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that he is making so much noise that I'm walking out of the store. Would anyone have the guts to say, "Sir, please stop that?"