Have you noticed how L-O-U-D people seem to be lately? It often seems people are practically screaming what they’re saying, even if only 2-3 feet away from you! I don’t get it. Is this yet another attempt to get attention for the speaker?
Now, I get migraines easily, so maybe I am extra-sensitive. Having said that, what about that old conversational give-and-take, waiting your turn to speak, etc.? Sometimes, even the person sitting next to me seems to be yelling right in my ear. I find myself physically shrinking away from many people.
In addition to loud talking, the same people also tend to punctuate their speaking with eardrum-piercing shrieks of laughter. I guess all this is why I am enjoying time on my own more and more… It’s a loud world out there, folks, keep those ear plugs on hand at all times!
Laughing (quietly), Lollie Gagger