Tuesday, February 11, 2014

An interesting illness.  I have some friends who have varying degrees of this, but nothing like the lady in the story.

I have to admit that when I heard the name of the "disease," which is misophonia, I assumed Rick Santorum had it.  There is no one more phony than ol' Rick.

And it's different from what the bar ladies have in Bangkok, which is mesohorny-ah.  As 2 Live Crew made famous.

3 comments:

Steve Schow said...

My wife has to deal with me constantly.

Chewing, breathing loudly (re: normally) through her nose, rattling noises in the car...these are my main triggers.

We eat dinner with Pandora playing in the background, she's now a mouth-breather, and I have to pack the car myself when getting groceries or taking trips to make sure nothing loose is rattling around.

I didn't have to quit college and I never want to kill anyone, but there is literal rage - quiet, straight from the amygdala rage - that pops up whenever I hear these sounds. It's like 0 to 60. We could be laughing and having a great time, and then the buckles on her purse start clanking together in the car and I can't do anything until it stops.

Otherwise I am a perfectly normal person, and it's really only bad around family. Friends, work acquaintances, and strangers don't seem to trigger as much.

Yancey Ward said...

Someone I love very much can suck her teeth for hours on end. I haven't killed her......yet.

Mungowitz said...

My dad had one main trigger: a dog drinking water. He would get up and go stand outside. Because otherwise he would actually want to beat the dog. And it was not really the dog's fault. Dogs can't hold a yard glass.