I have a theory: the loudness of someone’s voice while talking on a mobile phone in a public place is directly proportional to the inanity of the conversation they are having.
Am I right?
I always make it a point to put on my best phone-sex-at-work voice i.e. super quiet and breathy, whenever I absolutely must answer my phone on a bus or train. But 9.9 times out of 10, I just have it set to ring silently and I wait until I’m off said form of public transport before calling the person back.
Does no-one else think this is the normal and polite way of doing things?
Or maybe I’m just a bit too sensitive, namely because I feel ridiculously self-conscious talking on the phone when I know the 60 or so people within earshot of my conversation are listening intently to every single word I say. So by default, I want to avoid having to talk on my phone like the plague.
But do other people not have this sense of shame?
Do they feel like their stupid little conversations about running out of staples at work are so important that everybody in the immediate vicinity needs to hear it at a really loud volume?
Do they also feel that what they have to say is so important that they actually need to continually call people up on their phone for their entire journey and have stupid little conversations without even waiting for someone to call them?
Or am I just getting crabbier and crabbier in my old age??
Someone tell me the answer!