You Eat Like A Cement Mixer

@wolfie34 (26793)
United Kingdom
January 17, 2008 9:12am CST
Have you ever sat with someone whilst they ate their food and they have put you off by the way they eat? Do you have a friend, wife, husband, partner or member of family who has bad eating habits? Like chomping noisily, chewing, sniffing when eating, talking when they eat, opening their mouth as they eat or make slapping noises! It reminds me of my ex, he had terrible eating habits and I am easily put off my food, my ex was like a cement mixer when he ate food, I shouldn't be nasty I know but it was horrible I actually said to him once you eat like a cement mixer! I think he had threw a couple of insults at me! He would also eat with his mouth open and it turns my stomach even now! So are you easily put off your food too when someone near or next to you has bad eating habits?
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16 responses
• United States
17 Jan 08
I have never heard of a cement mixer. i hate the way some people eat gum. They pop it like they are all alone in a bubble. Can't they tell we have to share the same space. As for food I hate to see my brother eat. he has to go um,ohh,that sort of thing the whole way through. I also hate to watch my daughter fill her cheeks like a animal.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
17 Jan 08
Thanks for sharing, the cement mixer was made up and used by me and believe it was sooooo true!
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
17 Jan 08
Honey you are carring a lot of extra baggage around with you every day..It must be so heavy. I will not waste my life judging others..controlling others...allowing other's habits to control my feelings.. Big Hugs my friend xxx I try to do what the senerity prayer says.. "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen. --Reinhold Niebuhr "
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• United States
17 Jan 08
yes i do i have a a hubby who is 400 pounds and he slops when he eats there is never one time where food isnt all over his shirt. i tell him don't try to eat so fast and be careful how much you put on your fork but he just eats any old way. i think he need a big bib lol
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
17 Jan 08
PMSL. Did Santa forget to bring him one this year. I swear some people need a garden shovel to eat, thanks for sharing my friend.
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• United States
17 Jan 08
Santa need to bring him a big scale lol
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• United States
17 Jan 08
I hate it when i'm around sumone w/ bad eating habits. and this may sound crazy but one of my friends...his eating habits were jus too good. he would sit down for lunch take his fork and napkin out the pack fold the napkin up all pretty eat one item at a time. when it was chicken nuggets he would take mayo and put 6 lil dots on it b/c he thought that meant it would hav a sufficiant amount...he wouldn't drink anything til he was completely down. and then when he ws done and was wipin his mouth....he had to make sure he wiped his teeth...he was jus really really proper and it was scary
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
17 Jan 08
Firstly welcome to Mylot and secondly thanks for your response, made me laugh, you sure he wasn't from Stepford? That is too orderly and pedantic!
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• United States
17 Jan 08
thanks and no problem....yea i'm sure.....like he wouldn't even eat stuff that was considered finger food with his hands. he always used a fork....it was crazy
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@cwilson26 (2737)
• United States
17 Jan 08
Yep my hubby eats like this and I hate it. He always has food on his mouth when he eats and is always trying to talk while he's eating. Gross. I always yell at him and tell him to wipe his mouth off. It actually gags me. Ughh. :)
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
19 Jan 08
No I am not easily put of but I will not it with that person while eating I know we went to see some Friends of the Ex Husband (I won't call them mine as I did not like them but I had to do as I was told and go to see them) and the Bloke was eating like a pig I mean the food was being shoved into his mouth loud chewing burping in between so I picked up my Plate and went another room and finished my Meal but did I get in trouble when we got home, well I told the Ex Husband that I will not eat my Meal with someone like that in the same room but of course I was in the wrong lol
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
19 Jan 08
In the wrong? Blimey sweets, I would have shook your hand for having the assertiveness to do this, well done you, most would have suffered it out, I admire your tenacity go girl x
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
19 Jan 08
Lol well thank you I did suffer for it though from the Ex Husband as he branded me as rude and a snob lol xx
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
26 Jan 08
I know a few people that could take lessons in etiquette. I hate it when my hubby eats soup. He has to slurp it and can;t just eat it quitely. He says he can't help it, he isn't even contious he does it. I remind him when eating it and then he is good for about 2 spoons full and then he is right back to slurping. I have given up telling him, unless we are out eating, then I only whisper it to him or I give him a little kick in the leg. I know a friend of my husbands comes over quite often for supper and he is a pig when he eats. He just gobbles everything down and chews so loud ant talks with his mouth full. Sometimes I have to leave the table before I am finished eating, because I can't stand it anymore and have lost my appitite, especially when he talks with his mouth full. He sometime ends up spitting a lot of his food out of his mouth when he talks.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan 08
Ewwwww that is definitely gross! Thanks for er sharing LOL!
• United States
17 Jan 08
It can be very annoying to others when they have to watch someone chew with their mouth open and when they snap or play with their gum/food. Its just disgusting the manners that some people lack! Ish! Being a mom its all I can do to not correct adults when I see this sort of behaviour. I want to tell them to "chew with their mouths closed" and so on!!! I suppose on the flip side it would be a great dieting tactic to sit with someone like that and loose ones appetite. LOL
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 08
Great for the waistline, I love it! Maybe they should call it the DFH Diet (Disgusting Food Habits)
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
18 Jan 08
hi wolfie! now that you asked, i started to wonder, but well, i can't really recall having met anyone with bad manners. or myabe some of the servants, but i can't recall. but my father always admonishes me because i cross my legs on my chair almost everytime i eat. he says its bad manners and i know that, too, but that makes me comfortable. and people don't see it anyway because my legs are under the table cloth. i want my dining experience to be a comfortalbe one because it's a time of rest. my father hates it, he says i'm like one from the boondocks. take care and God bless you!:-)
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
20 Jan 08
Yes, I have a friend like this. He is first of all a fussy eater. I'll offer him something and he'll say "what is it?" or "will I like it?". I say, I know how fussy you are by now, can't you trust me to only offer you things you will like? If it meets with his approval he's likely to be greedy with what's on offer. If I take him a cake or biscuits or such he hoards them and doesn't share them. Weeks later I'll ask if he's eaten them and he says "Not yet". He mashes all his food up and eats with his mouth open. If there is something in his mouth he doesn't like he spits it out or takes it out. He trims all the bits off meat that he doesn't like and then hides them under his cutlery when he's finished. He never takes his plate to the kitchen. When I remind him, he dumps it anywhere and never stacks it with my plate ready for me to wash. He talks with his mouth full of the aforementioned mashed up food. If I look at him I have to stop myself from gagging so I eat really quickly, reminding myself why I don't invite him to dinner, and take my plate to the kitchen and stand where I can't see him till he's finished. He is so s l o w. If he doesn't like what he's eating he takes dozens of sips of water to wash down what's in his mouth while looking uncomfortable. He looks quite nervous while he is taking these desperate sips of water. I tell him he can leave it if he doesn't want it and he gets more nervous. I've removed his plate and given the food to the dog to put both of us out of our misery.. He behaves like an annoying child and he's in his fifties!!
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 08
OMG! What a complete and utter nightmare, I take it he doesn't come round often LOL! Thanks for sharing, making me laugh!
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@MsTickle (24977)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
Sometimes my good nature gets the better of me and before I can stop myself, I hear the words..."I'm doing silverside with veges and white sauce....wanna come over?" Of course the moment I hear the words I regret them. He often looks at what's on the stove cooking and I've given him the whole meal just to get rid of him and not have to watch him eat. I gave him a bowl of spaghetti bolognese a few weeks ago. I put in the pasta and then spooned the meat sauce on top. I asked him a few days later if he'd eaten it and he said I ate the meat but I've still got the spaghetti left. Another time, I had a roast and I made up 4 plates...one for both of us now and one for each of us for tomorrow. I gave him his second plate to take home. I was putting something in his fridge several weeks later and it was still in the fridge with the cover half off, half dried out and half of it gone off and mouldy. His fridge is a nightmare. Thanks for best response. Imagine having to live with someone like that.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
26 Apr 08
I can remember when I was very young I would make a murmuring noise when I ate...I don't know why but I did. As for getting them to slow down...you might try getting them to sit their fork/spoon down between each bite and maybe getting a sip of their drink. It's hard to break a habit though and they have to want to break it as well. As for manners, I can still remember my parents telling me to close my mouth, elbows off the table and to sit up straight. God forbid if I burped at the table. LOL **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
• Canada
26 Jan 08
LOL this is too funny. My husband recently told me I am a loud eater. It was good natured so i didn't take that much offense to it but now i try to make myself less noisy when I eat. I've of course never noticed how loud I am but it really bothers him...especially because I eat in bed. So I have stopped that really bad habit of eating in bed and I try to be a little quieter when eating. No hurt feeling on my part though it is just something he has learned to live with.
@kooreta (16)
• India
20 Jan 08
I daily sit along with my collegues in office at dinner time to have food . some among them do eat food making lot of noise, we can hear their chewing sound even from 10 steps behind. they keep on talking till they finish it and if i don't respond to them they will keep on talking to me . And cement mixer - NO i do not sit next to them.
• India
18 Jan 08
yeah i know what u mean.i have a sister-in-law she makes a lot of noise while eating.u sure will not enjoy her company while eating.she makes that that chomp-chomp noise-rathing chopping noise which puts us off.we have told her politiley many times but she gives us deaf ears.
18 Jan 08
lol. i find this topic so amusing. my dad is the worst, when he comes and stays with us and we cook for him we have to sit at the dinner table, which we dont usually do. he will sit there and chomp,slap,talk whilst eating,slurp and scrape his plate so it makes that grinding noise. my wife also hates it when i hate a packet of chips and munch away whilst watching the tv. occassionally she falls asleep infront of the tv and i wake her up with trying to get the last chip or my munching may do it. she will scare the hell out of me, me thinking she is still asleep she shouts will you shuddup.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 Jan 08
When I was boarding before I met my husband, the lady ate so v e r y s l o w l y, that it drove me nuts. She would chew every piece about fifty times, and so that I was finished way before her and I was not a gulper. I am not that offended because I more interested in eating than in seeing how they eat. You see while I am looking at someone making disgusting pig noises, another person might be snatching that last cheesecake.