Crunching Ice, Really? A Manners Reminder
I would like to know what happened to the importance of manners in our society. Just basic manners. Being polite and having consideration for others. Where have these qualities gone? Some of the things I witness on a day-to-day basis just make me grind my teeth.
How many times have you been in a meeting and have had to put up with someone crunching their ice after their soda has been drunk? At the risk of being blunt, if your soda has been consumed then throw out the cup, straw, lid, etc. Ice is included to keep your beverage cold not as some kind of “second part” of your drinking experience. And, it is flat out rude to make other people hear you crunching away while they are trying to either pay attention to the meeting or daydream. This is also true for those around a dinner table, in the theater, at work in a cubicle farm, or pretty much anywhere else you are around other people. If you want to crunch your ice when you are alone, have at it. It’s bad for your teeth but there is no one else around to inconvenience or annoy.
I’ll admit that I am too polite (chicken) to speak up while it’s happening. I’d love to blurt out, “Chewing ice, really?”. But, I simply sit in my seat, try to ignore it, meanwhile my teeth are grinding together so hard I have a headache and have missed anything of any importance going on around me.
Aside from the fact that it annoys me to no end, it also annoys other people I have felt comfortable enough to talk to about this subject. This hub experience is new to me, however, I have noticed that people have mature discussions on this website; and don’t engage in the infantile barbs spewed on some other blogs. For those that chew on ice, I would honestly like to know why you think the rest of us want, need or should have to put up with the cacophony surrounding your drinking habits.