Great friend, bad eating habit!
I have a friend who chews food with his mouth open. He’s one of the kindest people I have ever known and I love him to death, but eating around him is pretty difficult for me. I feel bad that I can’t get over it because of what a great guy he is and because I know I’m certainly not perfect. I’m sure I do and have done things that bother other people. My friends and I meet up about once a week and have dinner and hang out, so I usually only have to deal with it once a week. You would think that amongst five or six people, it wouldn’t always be that difficult to hear, but it can be. It’s almost comical. I can put up with a lot of things, but the “smacking” that occurs can make me nauseated. Of course I haven’t and never will say a thing to him about it because I can’t think of a way to say it without hurting his feelings. I just try to concentrate on how lucky I am to have such a great friend, but his eating habits are driving me bonkers.