ARRGHH! How can I get my flatmate to stop chewing with her mouth open? She is a lovely, intelligent, otherwise well-mannered woman but she cannot eat a single morsel of food without having it on display for the world. Lipsmacking, crunching, chewing, sucking (?), slurping…and that’s just a sandwich!
I have tried teasing goodnaturedly, outright been rude, hinting that it may turn off men to no avail. She always seems slightly ashamed at first and then goes right back to chomping away. She doesn’t have sinus problems and it’s not due to a cold. I always feel horribly bad for her when we eat out because other people do notice and exchange glances and I wonder if her lack of social success with men has anything to do with it.
The thing is, I am no dainty eater, I can cram food down like no one else if I am pigging out but I wouldn’t dream of making such a disruptive spectacle of myself (yes it really is that bad) around others.
Ok, I know the advice will be to put up with it, which of course I will because I do love her but I would love any tips for modification!