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Loud chewing noises in a restaurant

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I live in a college town, and more and more I am going to restaurants and having foreign students chewing loudly and making a lot of noise sucking in their food, etc. I really hate it. It makes me want to leave. I don't dislike their being foreign, in fact it makes me interested to know more about them. But the noise is really bad for me. Any suggestions?

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Not all people on this wonderful planet of ours have the same cultures you know....

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Having been brought in Hawaii, where the Asian culture is highly prevalent, making noises as you eat is a compliment to the cook.  I could see how that might be annoying.  Maybe looking for a table in a quiet corner, or earplugs?  I know, your earbuds with your ipod/pad/phone/droid, listening to music to dine by?   

post #4 of 7

Maybe try emulating them for awhile. You might find out that you have been missing something that enhances the dining experience or perhaps experience a heightened rapport and symbiosis.

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I knew I made myself an easy target, and yes it really is great that we aren't all the same, but this is something I can't just decide to not care about. Kaneohe, thanks for the suggestions.

post #6 of 7

Andrew Zimmer does this on TV, drives my nuts and IMO, makes him look unprofessional.

Slurping hot food in the kitchen as a way to cool it is one thing.

 

My Tuppence;

appreciate all the culture you bring, however, as you are here now it is "generally" considered rude to eat with your mouth open.

Learn the "local" customs / social mores of mastication and never again will you be the proverbial "thumb".

 

 

Cheers!

 

 

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True art, is to conceal art......

 

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post #7 of 7

Some people have weak stomachs and it makes them feel sick. Best thing I can think to do is get your food to go in order to avoid. Like stated before a lot of people see it as a compliment and most don't see a problem with it when they come over it. Eventually some learn that it doesn't mean the same, but I dont know, I guess it is one thing that doesn't bother me as much as people chewing with their mouths open and the like.

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