Annoying Sounds and Smells. How Do I Cope?

Question to AskĀ  the Workplace Doctors about annoying coworker:

I have a coworker in a 2 person office who has some habits which are annoying me. We work in an office environment sitting at our computer, typing and reading the computer screen. She cracks her knuckles several times a day. She taps the desk with her pen. Today she was chewing bubble gum and blowing bubbles, creating smacking sounds. She chews loudly and she grazes (eats) throughout the day. Sometimes she has her headphones on so maybe she does not know that she is loud. Not to mention the smell of food is making me hungry too. She eats peanuts and popcorn very slowly as hunger savers, technique used in the www.naturallyslim.com/ program.

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