When I go into a store...department store, drug store, grocery store I have started to hope I won't be subject to shrill whistling by the clerk. Just whistling a tune or making noise...all high pitched and piercing. Usually women. Don't know any men so far who seem to do that at their station behind the cash register.
Then ya got'cher folks, always women so far, who feel the need to free that song they have within themselves while you are standing at the register or waiting to get there. One in particular was singing along with the music piped through the drug store a few days ago. Oh my ears. Um, no. Please. Stop. The humming folks are just as awful to be next to or work with. (I have had this experience. She was doing it to annoy the other three persons and myself). (It worked! whattaya know)?
And how are you ladies able (only women so far in my experience) to pop your gum loud enough to the point of sounding like a pistol shot? Captive audience here in the line...please stop.
These behaviors can also take place where you work, and it is difficult to endure hours each day as frequently you must.
I have hoped to escape those behaviors since I was a kid--- so ain't nothing new. So far, no luck but at least I can walk away. And do.