I have a loud phone voice. I know you’re probably shocked. But it’s true. I’ve been told several times by several people about this particular Quirk of mine.
There’s plenty of reasons why I have a loud phone voice. Mostly I think it’s because I spend/spent WAY too much time standing in front of very very large speakers at rock concerts letting my cells absorb the sound. My ears maybe were not so keen on this plan.
(NO REGRETS. Let’s be clear about that.)
Plus talking on the phone removes the visual aid of communicating. If you can’t see facial expressions along with intonation along with the actual words spoken communication is harder. This frustration ramps up my volume — no doubt about it.
I call it a Quirk because it’s all mine and fuck you if you don’t like it — I’m not changing it or going to talk quieter just for you. After nearly 60 years of not saying much — I finally found My Voice — I’m using it. And at where ever I care to set the volume.
So back to The Loud Phone Voice Complaint Department. Today one of my surgeons pointed The Quirk out. For the second time in so many weeks. I laughed about it, agreed with him, told him I would attempt to stay off the phone while he is our workspace — if I can.
NOTE: I did not say in so many words I would change the volume of my voice.
Because you see — it was a long road on the way to becoming me. I am that Too Much Woman. Everyone knows who she is. If you have any doubt go to this link and have Ev’Yan Whitney describe her to you with such beauty and grace you will long to become her. https://evyanwhitney.com/too-much-woman/
But be warned — once you become The Too Much Woman you have reached a place where you do not see the need to be Less Than ever again. You have Become. The Path you traveled to find the bits and pieces you built yourself with was long, arduous and littered with people telling you who you should be.
Calmer. Gentler. More polite. Smaller. Quieter.
Yeah. Fuck That.
We are dangerous — We are free — We are going to talk loud on the phone.
Because we can. Ear plugs anyone?