I have the same problem Abby has, and yes, Norma’s solution probably would work.
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Stop chewing with your mouth open. That noise drives me crazy.
Then you have misophonia. It’s a recognized psychological disorder. Get help.
Um, that just means that you are REQUIRED by the Americans with Disabilities Act to ACCOMMODATE my disorder by closing your frigging mouth.
No, see, I have this disorder where the inside of my mouth doesn’t have enough room, and I bite my tongue or cheek if I chew with it closed.
That disorder would probably go away if you learned to chew slowly.
MOUSEOVER TEXT: misophonia has the same root word as misogyny, misandry and misanthropy. it is a form of hatred and is therefore not protected by any law.