As human beings we all have to do certain things in order to survive like sleep, drink, eat, and defecate. For some weird reason, all of those things can be very annoying or off-putting to listen to when someone else is doing them. Here are the top 5 most annoying foods to hear someone eat when you’re alone together in the same room:
5. Pop Rocks
Fortunately not too many people eat Pop Rocks anymore, but when they do it’s fairly distracting. You’re trying to relax in the waiting room at your proctologist’s office and you got some lady sitting there with a mouthful of crackling gravel.
|If you want to have something bust in your mouth, do it in private.|
If you’re ever in a quiet room with someone and they’re eating chips you usually have to leave. There’s no quiet way to eat chips. The best you can do is put one in your mouth and let the saliva dissolve it into a paste. Unfortunately, no one does that.
|Always lick your fingers instead of sucking them, it makes less sound and it's classier.|
One of the worst foods to listen to someone eat has to be soup. There’s something about the sound of slurping that makes you want to incapacitate whoever’s doing it. The doctors call it “Misophonia” which means “a hatred of sounds.” Still, are there people who actually enjoy the sound of slurping? I think this is a bullshit condition like “Hoplophobia” being “the fear of guns.” Anyone would fear a gun if it was pointed in their face and no one likes being near someone slurping soup.
|Unless you have some sort of mouth deformity, there's no excuse for slurping. Figure out how to use your food hole properly.|
2. Crab legs
Fortunately, not many people eat crab legs in otherwise quiet settings, but when it does happen you’re in for the opposite of a treat. Between the cracking of the exoskeleton and the sucking of the meat out of the legs, this would be the number one most annoying meal to listen to if it wasn’t for...
|Nothing's more appetizing than the thought of giant sea spiders.|
Cereal is the number one most annoying sounding food because it combines aspects of all the other foods on this list. If you’re eating a cereal like Rice Krispies then they can crackle like Pop Rocks. Cereal is meant to be crunchy so you get the terrible crunching sound like chips and crab legs. And because it’s eaten via spoon out of a bowl with milk it’s just like soup and slurping is very common. When you add all that together it’s a cacophony of horrible noises.
|You're looking at a veritable symphony of Misophonia.|