I just had a vigorous debate with my office mate about the propriety of my eating breakfast in the office. His (aggressively presented from the start) position boiled down to "Your slurping noises when eating cereal with milk annoy me", although he tried to drag in various peripheral points to bolster it (supposed unprofessionalism of eating in the office [eh?], table manners [well, arguably there's a point there, but it's pretty subjective], how he treats his parents the same way [no need to say anything, really], etc.). To me it simply seems crazily sensitive to object to the noises others make when eating, especially when they are actually quite quiet (as here), and after a bit of an attempt at not provoking him, but also not just accepting the blame he was projecting, I simply told him so [which didn't really help matters...], and further pointed out some of the slightly irritating things he does [quite a few]. But a quick Google search suggests that he is not alone in his sensitivity, and that there is a name for the condition of suffering unduly from such things: Misophonia. We got it worked out in the end I told him that I'd pretend that he'd asked in a nice way ("I've got this weird thing... Could you do me a favour... Sensitive to slurping noises..."), and that I'd give him the response he'd have got if he'd done that - to promise to try to eat more quietly. I would also have pointed out that I considered getting "offended" by it quite unreasonable, but I felt that that point was already very well made... So where do you stand? Do other people's minor eating noises drive you mad? Or do people who get driven mad by them leave you baffled?