Constant coughing! My dad suffers from lung cancer. I can barely bear to visit because of the constant coughing. The intrusive thoughts of murdering him to end both of our suffering become more frequent the longer I’m there. My family thinks I’m crazy that I just can’t “tune it out” and enjoy time with him. You know.
Other noises on the hit-list: The crinkle of plastic bags, whistling, sniffling, babies crying, phones ringing, pen cap clicking, general tapping, the revving of small engines such as a weed-wacker or leaf blower, the high-pitched beeping of something in reverse, so many more that I’m getting anxious just thinking about it.