Avoiding Crisis

inside voice

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Someone really needs a lesson on the difference between your inside and outside voice.

I’m at a local coffee shop this morning trying to be inspired and get some writing done. Now, if only the obnoxiously loud women sitting behind me would be, well, less obnoxiously loud. Why must we all know that her daughter has some issue with eating chicken and eggs that have any trace of hormones in them and that she has to call this special organic farm to purchase hormone free chicken and eggs. And how it’s such a chore to have the chicken and eggs delivered but how she can’t understand why it’s such an issue seeing how she lives right off a main road and her house is easy to find. I don’t think she even realizes that everyone else in the cafe has stopped what they are doing and are all staring at her trying to send the message to quiet the fuck down. But NO, she only seems to get louder. Ugh. There goes my peaceful inspiring morning. I could only hope that she’s here for quick coffee and chat with a friend, but this is Argentina, the land of endless coffee dates and charlatanas. So, probably not.


Written by nicolemarie

August 30, 2007 at 11:02 am

Posted in Argentina, ranting

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  1. But, hearing this woman’s chicken complaint compelled you to write about it, so despite your irritation, there it is – you wrote about the situation and your feelings about it. if you had not been in that cafe, this stray bit of overheard diatribe would not have ever surfaced in your writing. G


    August 30, 2007 at 11:09 am

  2. Some people really know how to piss us off, don’t they? I work with the disabled, and sometimes in candid moments people ask me whether it gets irritating at times, with issues like noise or whatever. The answer is, not at all – it’s when I’m in a cafe at lunch “break” or on the bus home that I get driven up the walls by loudmouths and squealing non-disabled people! 😉

    G makes a good point above though. Is it fiction you were trying to write? If so, imagine the satirical potential for a character based on this woman. Someone who is filled with angst about the allergies of her family, yet blissfully unaware of the health and wellbeing of public eardrums.


    August 30, 2007 at 12:31 pm

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