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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.

celticclan Tue 20-Aug-13 15:14:56

Yes. Sometimes the sigh will be followed with "oh boy".

FarelyKnuts Tue 20-Aug-13 15:13:01

It's just so "look at me I am such a cheerful soul me"

Fuck off with your cheerful tuneless noise!

Unless you are actually tuneful... then off about your business grin

Kezztrel Tue 20-Aug-13 15:12:10

Really, people do that celtic? Sigh and then not say anything else? I wouldn't respond either!

celticclan Tue 20-Aug-13 15:09:58

What is annoying is when people sigh as a conversation starter. I never respond.

HighJinx Tue 20-Aug-13 15:04:20

I am not actually suggesting people should be banned from whistling

I am grin

Kezztrel Tue 20-Aug-13 14:51:56

Just to be clear (because this is AIBU after all) I am not actually suggesting people should be banned from whistling.

Kezztrel Tue 20-Aug-13 14:50:08

celticclan I am not a misery guts, I'm extremely cheerful normally, unless something is annoying the fuck out of me (usually a sound of some kind).

LynetteScavo Tue 20-Aug-13 14:48:14

How can something that annoying be OK?

If someone constantly did loud burps on purpose would that be OK?

celticclan Tue 20-Aug-13 14:43:52

People think its ok because it is ok. Misery guts.

SacreBlue Tue 20-Aug-13 14:43:12

My DS has Sheldon tendencies too 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.

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

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 14:33:16

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

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

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.

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 14:29:13

Buskers indeed!

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.

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

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

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

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

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