Can't say that it wasn't justified though. Now that my previous coworker is no longer with the firm and we have a new summer intern who has been so lovely and productive, I'm finally whipping our office back into shape. It's not 100% trigger-free at the office (the intern likes eating healthy, albeit crunchy, foods or things in crinkly packages throughout the day) but at least she seems to be more compassionate about my condition - occassionally even asking if something she does triggers me. She'll only be working with us until the first week of August but just in the three weeks she's been with us, it's been an infinitely better work situation than before.
I do have some interesting misophonia tidbits that have occurred over the past couple of weeks. One big one is that on two separate occassions I actually dreamt about triggers - and even remember trying to flee from them. That's a new one for me on two accounts: One - that I even remembered my dreams, and Two - that I actually dreamt about being triggered. That's going to be a new poll question on the homepage of this website. It will be interesting to see how many other people dreamt about misophonia or triggers.
Another big thing is happening tonight: The premiere of the "Quiet Please" documetary about misophonia. As much as I had hoped to attend the premiere event, it just wasn't in the cards for me. I wish the Jeffry Gould all the best and look forward to seeing it if he submits it for film festivals out here on the west coast. If you'd like to see a trailer for the movie, click on this link. The documentary has already been getting noticed in the press: https://www.statnews.com/2016/06/17/misophonia-noise-rage/
Other thank that, I've had the usual trigger incidents in public places (fidgiting, eating sounds, mothers kissing their babies to soothe them). The worst however was one horrific experience when a woman customer representative started whistling on the phone while I was using my Bluetooth earbuds for hands-free talking. Never have I ever had whistling pierce my ear canal that badly mainly because it was the shortest distance between the source of the trigger sound and my ear. It was shocking and hurt so much, I actually ripped the earbuds out of my ears as I snapped, "Please don't whistle!" It took me a while for my heart to stop racing after it happened. All I can say is, "Yikes!"