We’re in the age of Airpods.

Since we’re no longer interacting in person, we find ourselves in a continual state of Zoom or phone conversations.

As a result, I’ve had more exposure to Airpods than I ever thought possible.

Airpods are great. Don’t get me wrong. They block sound, the speakers are great, and the mic is outta sight. Especially the mic.

In fact, they’re so good, I wanted to share one piece of advice to those who use Airpods:

Can you please stop eating or drinking when you’re having a conversation over Airpods. Especially drinking.

When you swallow, I feel like I’m in your throat. I can hear every muscle inflection of your esophagus as each wave of liquid washes down your throat and down into your stomach. Every conversation I have with a water drinker is like my own personal Fantastic Voyage.

For misophonia survivors, like myself, every conversation is a form of torture.

If, in the next release, Apple could dial back the sensitivity of their microphone, that would be wonderful. Until then, perhaps stress to your buyers where the mute button is.