Why do people think it's OK to whistle?

(35 Posts)
Kezztrel Tue 20-Aug-13 14:23:32

Especially on trains and in my workplace. Because it's not angry Idiots.

Toomuch2young Tue 20-Aug-13 14:24:16

Why is it not ok?
Is being cheerful a crime?!

LynetteScavo Tue 20-Aug-13 14:24:27

It is not OK. angry

LynetteScavo Tue 20-Aug-13 14:24:55

Cheerful! Pah!

I find the worst offenders in supermarkets.

HighJinx Tue 20-Aug-13 14:25:28

It most definitely is not ok.

There are some people working on relaying the pavement outside and one of them is a whistler. I am contemplating water bombing him.

Kezztrel Tue 20-Aug-13 14:25:37

Toomuch that's the thing, I'd feel really mean telling a happy whistling person to STFU. But it's piercing my brain!

Toomuch2young Tue 20-Aug-13 14:26:03

I much prefer whistling happy people to miserable complaining ones grin

Kezztrel Tue 20-Aug-13 14:26:27

Lynette what kind of psycho whistles while doing the weekly shop? Surely a grim scowl is what's required?

Toomuch2young Tue 20-Aug-13 14:27:02

Fair enough if its piercing your brain!! My grandad is always whistling a tune or humming and I enjoy it.

BuskersCat Tue 20-Aug-13 14:27:26

Because they are fuckwits.

Jovellanos Tue 20-Aug-13 14:27:26

Haha! I do the 'tuneless whistling through teeth' thing. It really pisses people off. Hahahaha!

HighJinx Tue 20-Aug-13 14:27:56

Whistling on the train is grim. How long did that last?

HouseAtreides Tue 20-Aug-13 14:28:05

There are two people in the world allowed to whistle: My grandpa, and the old man I used to serve when I was a barmaid. He used to whistle like a bird.

Kezztrel Tue 20-Aug-13 14:29:13

Buskers indeed!

Kezztrel Tue 20-Aug-13 14:29:43

HighJinx not too long or I'd have had to have moved carriages like a coward said something.

Kezztrel Tue 20-Aug-13 14:30:21

Tuneful whistling when I'm not trying to work is allowed. But it has to be tuneful and birdlike.

HighJinx Tue 20-Aug-13 14:30:27

My Dad used to have a record of Roger Whittaker songs and I'm sure there was one whole song where he just whistled. confused

JogOnKitty Tue 20-Aug-13 14:30:28

My dd is a prolific whistler. She whistles all fucking day. I spend most of our time outside of the house reminding her that not everybody likes her whistling as much as she does. smile

ImNotABarbieGirl Tue 20-Aug-13 14:31:05

I can't whistle. If I could I Would probably whistle all day long. So a good thing that I can't really.

unobtanium Tue 20-Aug-13 14:31:22

If your whistling is more tuneful than your singing, and you're feeling happy, what should you do?

LynetteScavo Tue 20-Aug-13 14:31:31

Even my fiercest of glares do not work on supermarket whistlers. They are a special species.

Kezztrel Tue 20-Aug-13 14:33:16

unobtanium I think if you can't sing you should question whether your whistling really is all that tuneful.

unobtanium Tue 20-Aug-13 14:36:40

Well, I can hear, and when I sing I can hear my voice drift off key, but when I whistle I can hear it's staying in tune. So for instance if I sing Peter Gabriel's Jeux Sans Frontières the whistled part of the refrain works well but the rest of it is dodgy.

Kezztrel Tue 20-Aug-13 14:40:41

Hmm, well I am sure you're more tuneful than me whistling or singing! I can't do either... and yet I still manage to express my happiness hmm grin

towerofjelly Tue 20-Aug-13 14:42:19

If I ever divorce DH it will be the reason cited on our divorce papers. It's constant and he doesn't know he's doing it. I'm forever giving him the look of death.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now