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Smacking and Slurping: Loud Eater Stories

Ashforth | Mar 30, 201412:43 PM     17

My sister used to work next to a loud eater who she called "Slurpy." I didn't understand why it bothered her so until now.

I share an office with a guy who is a loud eater. Every morning, coffee. Sluuurrrppp. Every sip, long after it could possibly be necessary because the coffee is hot. Lunch: sandwich and chips. Smack, chomp, slurp on the beverage. I never look at his face during this but clearly he is chewing with his mouth open. I think he may have loose dentures. Sometimes the sound of it is almost nauseating. This is five days a week, y'all!

A few days a co-worker came to talk to him while I was eating, and he did the usual with the added bonus of talking with his mouth full. I had to leave the room.

Other than that and the occasional excessively gassy day, he's a good officemate. He is socially awkward and I think he would feel humiliated if confronted with this, so I do not intend to do so.

I'm curious about your experiences with this type of eater, particularly if you deal with it on a regular basis.

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