Why is it that some people just can’t “read the room”? I was at the doctor’s office the other day, and these two men were sitting there talking about sports, in a normal conversational tone. I mean, my wife and I and the other people in the room are whispering or talking softly, and here comes these two bozos running their mouths as if everyone needs to hear what they are talking about.
The old Average Joe would have confronted them, but I’m just not feeling myself recently and I notice that I’m allowing things like that to continue without the Jarhead in me surfacing. I’m not sure how I feel about that.
These types of people are the same ones that talk during a movie. The same people that talk loudly anywhere you are supposed to not talk loudly. You can hear them in the library and the worst is their damn phone. You know that they will have this annoying ring tone and talk loudly almost yelling on their phone. I could never understand why people do that. Sure, many years ago the connections were poor and you often had to talk loudly, but not today. These are the same people that will orientate the microphone on their home towards their mouth as if they have to talk directly into the microphone and then talk loudly, in order for the person on the other end to hear you. I imagine that the person on the distant end is holding their phone away from their ear because the asshat is talking so loudly.
Yesterday, I was at a medical imaging place for x-rays of my ribs for my Costochondritis and this guy came in and while everyone else it talking softly to the ladies behind the glass, this guy, didn’t just talk loudly, he shouted. I mean, I’m fairly certain that people in the back of the office could hear him.
People, people, people, read the room and have a little common courtesy, don’t be that asshat.