Monday, November 2, 2009

Are you embarrassed to be in public with people who only use an "outdoor voice"?

9 comments:

Rob said...

yeah

Andrew said...

Yes, and the sooner Beenu learns this, the faster our friendship will get back on track. :-)

John said...

Will Ferrell: I suffer from voice immodulation Tina. I'm unable to control the pitch or volume of my voice. Also known as Van Horton's Syndrome, VI is a recognized psycho-medical condition which you may have read about in Newsweek or Crack Magazine. Numerous prominent Americans suffer from this debilitating disease Tina, including the guy who played Rodge on "What's Happening" and tennis great Pete Sampras.

Tina Fey: Jacob, I've heard Pete Sampras speak and he doesn't shout all the time.

Will Ferrell: Pete Sampras has low grade voice immodulation. He is a poster child for voice immodulation awareness and proof that even the voice immodulated can contribute to a society filled with prejudice people like you. Tina

Karen said...

i sometimes am that person who only uses the outdoor voice, especially when drunk, so i try not to judge.

Dan said...

Context matters, but generally yes.

beenu said...

i know i have a problem! why am i being singled out on QOTD? i'm working on learning to control my volume but it's really, really hard.

Megan D said...

yes and if I have a couple drinks in me I ask them to use their indoor voice.

Cate said...

in general, no. now if we are in a quiet location and others notice it, then yes. oh and indoor voices always on the metro and the bus. *always*.

Leslie said...

It totally depends on context and amount of time I've known the person(s). If I don't know the person very well and it's just two of us I am really embarrassed and fear association. If it is someone I've known for a while I know they're going to be loud and think of it as part of their charm.

That being said, an indoor voice at a really quiet venue like an intimate wine bar or a museum is almost always embarrassing.

Please note: The inspiration for today's question was from The Holiday - when Jack Black and Kate Winslet are in Blockbuster. Haha. That movie is awesome.