Misophonia Rating: 10/10
This one really sets me off…
The chap I sit next to has soup for lunch most days. Soup can be a tricky one to deal with because of the slurping, blowing sounds that normally go with it, but his technique really sets me off.
When he eats his soup he clamps his mouth around the spoon and you can hear his teeth clinking against the metal. Combine this with the swallowing sound that follows each mouthful and I’m in trouble.
The other tricky thing about this one, is seeing the repetitive movement for each mouthful (misokinesia). I get extremely stressed out seeing the soup pot held aloft and the spoon going from pot to mouth every few seconds. It plagues the corner of my eye.
There’s not really a way round this one, he’s a lovely, sensitive guy. I just have to wait it out each time. The problem is, while it’s happening there’s very little you can do.
Writing this post during the worst of it provided some small relief, perhaps because it forced me to focus on another aspect of the sound (of describing it).