Originally Posted by Yachtzee
That's my number one issue with radio ads too. Sirens drive me nuts because it's so important to pay attention to those when you're driving. I agree with the yelling too and would add eating. I hate hearing people eat in radio ads. McDonalds once had a radio ad with someone smacking their lips and making "mmmm" sounds. Ugh.
They are not ads but your average NPR has so many of these sounds that I am often driven to the point of physical illness. It could be some sort of PTSD from my 2nd semester of law school when I sat next to a classmate who would try to eat bananas quietly in Plroperty Law. It was excruciatingly distracting waiting for that next chew/slurp noise as he paused for so long between bites. I complained to the woman on the other side of me one day. she thought I was nuts until he started up again in class that day.