Recently I was out having dinner, and the table I was sitting at was in the middle of two others, and the table that was on our left hand side seemed to be louder than all the others surrounding us. It wasn’t the girl and guy at this particular table being loud, but it was the guy that was talking in his “I’m at the club and I need to yell over this loud music to talk to you” voice. At first it was actually funny, because his conversation was somewhat interesting, and I felt I was an audience member on the Maury Show, but then after awhile it was just getting on my nerves. This guy was being rather loud, and apparently wanted everyone to know his and his friends business. At one point I became upset, and was like “What the heck?”
Obviously this guy had no volume control, and I wanted to enjoy my food and the company that I was in without having to listen to someone else’s conversation the entire time. The girl was sitting so close to him that he could have leaned in to kiss her from across the table with hardly any effort, but yet he felt the need to use his “outside” voice inside where it was not loud at all.
As I sat here listening to this guy because I had no choice I thought about all the other places I hear people talking loud, that in my opinion are unacceptable. Take for instance the movies. I remember one time back in college some girls were being rather loud, and they were sitting right in front of some friends and I. That night I had drank a little, and since they kept on yapping non stop since the moment they got there, I turned around told them to shut the fuck up or get the fuck out of there. They sat there, and never said another word. I’m not a rude person at all, but this was an instance where talking was really uncalled for.
Some people just don’t know when to use their inside voices, and sometimes they need someone to remind them of it. Probably not in a rude manner like I did to that group of girls, but in a more polite manner. Have you been in a situation where you wanted to tell someone to be quiet because they were talking loud like they were at a rock concert or a sporting event?