Hey I just got off the phone, and I had one of those oh, ah-ha, hmm thoughts, so I decided to post it, and solicit feedback.

It seems like there are lots of people who have a problem with talking loud as soon as they get on the phone. Myself included - usually. If I am in a long conversation this isn't the case.

I was thinking, why this might be the case, and this is my theory: You can't see the person you're talking too. Normally if you can't see the person you’re talking to, you will speak in a louder voice to be heard. Suppose you were in the woods, or on the other side of a wall or cubicle. So I think we speak up without thinking about it because it is what we have become accustomed to do.

What do you think? Do you talk loud on the phone?


ed said...

I think your theory is aces high, Lance. Unfortunately, I am physically incapable of speaking loudly, so I have no experience to back it up.