Tuesday, 30 August 2011
We all have pet peeves and one of my biggest ones is an obnoxious eater. Growing up, it used to drive me up a wall when my dad drank anything because he would slurp and then make an "Ahhhhh" noise. His slurp-and-ahh combination manages to get under my skin to this day! There's really a lot of ways food can piss people off--either the noises you make or the scents it produces (tuna fish anyone?).
So is there a problem with these traits apart from being really really annoying?
A recent analysis found that obnoxious eaters actually reduce workplace productivity. (So next time your coworker wants to chomp half the afternoon away, you can make a legitimate argument!)