i currently live in a culture where blowing one's nose is considered to be gross - but chewing loudly, chewing with your mouth open, sniffing 40 times in 2 minutes and burping are absolutely fine.
i of course struggle with this weirdness, but am particularly struggling someone burping outside my door at work.
every three minutes for the last week or so, this colleague of mine (let's called her belchy wang) lets out a loud and proud burp. no apparent reason, she just does it. ALL DAY LONG. she doesn't even look vaguely embarrassed. just sits at her desk and burps. and burps. and burps.
i am at a loss as to what to do. my current strategy is to close my door, gently rock myself to sleep in fetal position, whilst praying that belchy wang's little spasms will soon come to a halt. i am not a violent person, but i'd consider throwing furniture at her if it stopped the burping.
EDIT: in the time it took to type this, she burped three more times. i kid you not.