I love stories like this one. Leave it to the American people to make up a billion different afflictions that are designed to hide the real issue, that we are nothing more than a nation of spoiled rotten babies that have been so over indulged that now even sounds are causing people to be ill.
My ex- wife and all the women in her family have this affliction. Sounds annoy them to the point of throwing things at their kids and one of them used to hit her son over the head with a wooden spoon when he chewed ice.
My ex-wife used to yell at me and tell me that I chewed too loud at the dinner table. I would be thinking to myself, that’s funny because all I can hear is her chewing but chewing your food is a part of eating for goodness sake. Eating is necessary to survive. If you can’t tolerate the sound of another person eating, well then perhaps you have a problem, not me.
Many years later while in the break room at work, I asked my co-worker if he thought I chewed too loud, and he laughed. I asked what was so funny, and he said I always worry because my wife tells me I eat like a pig and chew too loud.
What I believe is completely unscientific and completely baseless and without merit. I believe that these people are nothing more than a bunch of babies that as youngsters, always got their way.
Once real life come’s up and bites them on the ass, that would be when they have to go out and deal with the reality of day to day life and they realize that they are not only not the center of the universe, but just another cog in the wheel of life taking the same long journey to the middle like the rest of us, they have emotional breakdowns that manifest themselves as mental afflictions.
The reality of course is that what they really want is to control and manipulate society like they used to control their parents.
Fortunately for society, emotional blackmail does not work on us.
The ABC NEWS article opens with a picture of Emma Riehl with a caption under the photo that reads “Emma Riehl struggles with misophonia, a rare, largely unknown condition.”
The reason it is “largely unknown” is because it doesn’t exist! Its actually called “Imabigbabyandwantmywayitis.”
No offense Miss to Miss Riehl. I’m sure she does have psychological issues. The noise is just the trigger mechanism. Nothing more. I say that people who are easily annoyed should learn to cope with day to day life. Its hard enough to make it through the day without having to worry that some noise you make might piss someone off. JD