Originally Posted by klw
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.
I think I know what you are talking about. I noticed there are some shows where you can hear the person licking their lips or something like that when they talk.
I remember in my Wills class, we had two young women who would bring a pile of snacks to class every evening (took it over the summer). They would sit there with their snacks, eating the whole class. I couldn't believe the professor would tolerate it, considering they sat right up front.