Thursday, April 5, 2012

Decisions, and I Talk Too Fast

I've decided.

On days on which to blog, that is.

In order to become a more disciplined blogger, I've decided to post twice a week, on Sundays and Thursdays. So expect posts on those days, and if I don't deliver, feel free berate me for it.

In other news, I'm starting to wonder if I talk too fast, or something.

The problem is that I'll say something to someone, particularly my coworkers, and they'll either say "What?" or they'll think I said something completely different from what I actually said, something which sounded really inappropriate, in which case their response is "WHAT?!?!?!"

So I'll repeat myself. Twice. And they still won't hear/understand me.

From here, I have a couple of options. I can:

A) Repeat myself. Again, this time speaking loudly and slowly, like I'm talking to my 90-year-old almost deaf grandmother on the phone.
Dos) Repeat myself. Again, and without altering my speed or (near perfect) enunciation, but this time adding an obviously severely irritated tone to my voice.
3) Get fed up and annoyed at having to repeat myself so many times that I give up and say "Nevermind!"

Most of the time it's a combination of the first two, although I'm almost always tempted to act like a five-year-old and chose the third option.

Maybe I'll just stop speaking altogether, that way I can avoid this annoying situation as well as people telling me to stop yelling. (I'm not yelling okay, this is just my voice! I'm not mad, okay, this is just my face!)

Wait, that's not going to work, is it? Damn.

I guess this is when I act like a grown up and give in and decide to make an effort to speak slower.

Fine. But don't expect me to like it.


  1. I love my twice a week schedule. It really leaves enough time in between posts and having the schedule really helps push me to blog.

    If someone asks me to repeat myself I immediately get annoyed. Just no matter what. 98% I do a "nevermind."

  2. Yeah, I'm hoping the schedule will make me a better blogger...or something. The only thing I'm worried about is coming up with good topics to write about.

    And...I might start saying "nevermind" more often. That seems easier than trying to talk more slowly