Maybe I was just in a bad mood, but I wanted to strangle this woman on the train the other day as I was headed home from work. I don’t know what it was but her voice was just grating on my eardrums. It was this high-pitched shriek that sounded like a pig being butchered or Elmo on helium and speed.
She was standing right in front of me and was babbling on and on about absolutely nothing with her friend. I’m sure the color of her sick cat’s vomit was of extreme importance to her, but the mindless minutia of their conversation was driving me batty. The sad part is they rode the train all the way to my stop.
This isn’t the first time I’ve come across someone with an annoying voice. I remember this one girl back in college I worked with in the library whose voice used to make my skin itch every time she spoke. To make matters worse it got even more nauseating whenever she laughed. It’s kind of like that Seinfeld episode where Jerry dated a woman whose laugh sounded like Elmer Fudd sitting on a juicer.
With that said, I only spoke to her when I absolutely had to and kept the conversations short and to the point.
“How was your weekend?”
“Fine… But let me get started on dusting these books… I’ll talk to you later.”
I’m sure she thought I was a rude asshole but I just couldn’t stand the sound of her voice for longer than three seconds. She was a nice girl and all but I couldn’t imagine the poor saps that actual dated her, let alone put a ring on it. And I hope she doesn’t like talking during sex because there’d be a lot of, “Shhh, put your face in the pillow ‘cause the neighbors might hear you,” talk from me. Well, that’s assuming I could even get turned on by a woman with an annoying voice.
Over the years I’ve dated a plethora of women—some with sexy seductive voices like Ciara, some with raspy voices like Macy Gray, some with soft demure voices like Janet Jackson and even some with lisps like Kerry Washington—but I’ve never gone out with a woman with a voice like Michel’le.
Honestly, I don’t care if a woman looked like the genetic equivalent of Beyoncé and Stacy Dash‘s love child, if her voice is annoying I don’t think I could do it. Well… Beyoncé and Stacy Dash? Okay, maybe I could do it but not for long. I’d just have to keep something in her mouth to keep her quiet all the time. LOL.
Have you ever been attracted to someone until they opened their mouth and spoke? Have you ever worked with someone whose voice just got on your nerves? Would you want someone to tell you if they thought your voice was annoying to them? How important is someone’s voice to how you view them? Ladies, could you date a man with a soft demure voice like Michael Jackson or do you prefer someone with more bass? Fellas, could you date someone with an voice that annoyed you? Or could you learn to overlook it if they were someone you really liked?
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TOMORROW NIGHT IS NWSO’S BDAY BASH/HOLIDAY PARTY
Looking forward to seeing all you Sock Heads at NWSO’s annual birthday bash/holiday party. I got a lot to celebrate this year so the place to be TOMORROW Wednesday, December 22 is at La Pomme, which is located at 37 W. 26th Street (Bet 6th & Broadway). Doors open @5pm & close @ 11pm. After work happy hour for the early birds 5-6pm; $6 drink specials. Dress code: Business casual. Music provided by DJs Kaos and Norie of Power 105.1, who will be rockin’ until it’s lights out. No list, no cover, just come out and celebrate with your favorite blogger. See the flyer below, designed by yours truly!