'Normal' sounds that stress you out

Can’t be doing with the sound of skateboards at all, they put my teeth on edge.

Source: used to work in an office overlooking the (extremely divisive) Millennium Clock, around which skateboarding youths congregate and spend hours upon hours unsuccessfully trying to do flips. the noise of a crashing skateboard, repeatedly for hours… hellish.

now u

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People eating

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Very loud chewing and wet mouth sounds. Absolutely does me. Horrible.

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The iPhone default ringtone

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The sound of hands covered in dried dough being rubbed together makes me want to stab things.

Cutlery on teeth.

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A fork being scrapped on the bottom of a pan. NO.

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People using nail files.

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Noisy eating too, but I feel bad about this one because some people can’t help it really.

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tapping. Any type of tapping. Stop it. Stop it now.

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People tapping to music out of time.

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See also people whistling inanely. Do they hear themselves?

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Definitely feel like my sensitivity to noise has gotten waaaaay worse since the pandemic. Just started wearing noise cancelling headphones around the flat. And I wear ear plugs to sleep now.

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I know!!!

You know that “whoop-whoop” noise the crowd used to make on cd:uk and things like that?

That. The worst sound in the world.

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Does a stadium full of vuvuzelas count as a normal sound?

Because fuck that sky high.

(loud) sneezes

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Just done one, sorry. Can’t help it.

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don’t think I dislike anything enough to qualify for this thread, but I definitely don’t like the attempted muffled/inward sneezes. Let it out loud and proud!

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That squeakysqueak window cleaning sound.

Martin Keown breathing in.