The voices I hear sometimes when I want to look up and understand what the person is saying but instead can’t decipher whether it’s for their own good or they actually want me to hear. This causes a lot of problems when they look up at me and I have no idea what they’ve just said. I ask them to repeat but they say it in the same tone, leaving me blank with confusion.

First of all, speak louder. Second of all, I think my hearing’s going bad.

I’m not quite sure who’s fault it is but I’ll conclude that mumbling gets you nowhere.

There’s this one person in my class who I would consider having a comfortable relationship with but it’s so hard to understand what they’re saying. Every single time they open their mouth and speak, it sounds like whispers but not quiet. It’s muffled in some form. I get that she wants to tell me something but it goes to the point where it doesn’t even matter what she says. It’s not relevant or important so I end up just ignoring her in the nicest way possible. Sometimes I look up to listen and by the tone of the way she announces, I give her a monosyllable response.

I’ve also come to understand that I shouldn’t say whatever’s in my mind because people don’t really care. You lose that charm and spontaneous factor that people see in you when they don’t know you very well. I’ve actually been told by more than one person that they think I’m really cool until they get to know me. I’m not sure if I should take that as a compliment or insult but I’m not one to be easily offended by such small matters.

In conclusion, please try to speak at a good voice level to people because our world is getting louder and our ears are losing their sensitivity. If someone asks you to repeat something and you guys are at a not-so-quite location, it’s time to rethink your entire lifestyle! Just kidding, just talk louder… and clearer.


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