Talk Softly on the Phone
I’m sure you’ve come across those people on planes, airports, hotels, restaurants, boats and other public places: It’s the 21st century, and they still haven’t figured out that we don’t need to talk really LOUD into cell phones for the other person to hear us. They aren’t shells, people. There’s no reason why the person next to you—let alone the person across the room—needs to know everything that’s going on in your life, or what movie you just watched, or what business deal you’re working on. Seriously.
Please lower your voice and while you’re at it, your ringer as well. I can talk on the phone in almost a soft whisper at this point, and I always make sure to do so so I don’t disturb anyone. And you know what? The person on the other end never says, “What? I can’t hear you.”
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