I can't help it! I was born with it! I talk loud face to face. I talk loud on the phone. And I talk loud even when I am trying really hard to be quiet!
Maybe I just have strong lungs or something.
I don't know.
And the sad thing is, I KNOW I am talking loud as I am talking to people and I can't seem to tone it down. I am standing there thinking, "Man, my voice seems a little loud today..." Then I don't change it.
I think people get a little irritated with my loud voice.
Could that be the reason everyone gathers up their kids and runs inside when I come outside with the boys?? "Oh, no! Here comes Cat!! Hurry, run inside before I am accosted by that loud voice of hers!"
And I think I make it even worse when I laugh at my own jokes.
I used to not, you know. I have a very dry sense of humor, but no one knew when I was kidding around or not and they took me too seriously all the time. I got annoyed, so I started to laugh afterwards to give them the clue that I was being funny. It seems to work, most of the time...
But now, not only am I am obnoxious loud-talker, but I am an irritating laugher-of-my-own-jokes. Why does life have to be so hard!? And why can't social skills come easier to people like me?
Good thing I have a blog... I think I am a much better writer than talker. When reading my stuff I am sure it doesn't SOUND LIKE I AM LOUD TALKING YOU TO DEATH AND THEN LAUGHING AFTER ALL MY LAME JOKES!!! HAHAHAHA
Oh, well, you can't win them all...
PS- Note to neighbors: I know you don't run in at the sight of me really :) Really?!