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Loud People in Hotels

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

No, not that kind of loud.

I'm talking about the kind of people whose voice is always 30 decibels louder than it needs to be, like Loud Howard in Dilbert.

So this week I'm staying at a posh hotel in Singapore. You'd think for $400/night charged to the company the walls would be thick enough to keep conversations within the room, right? Not for the woman next to me. She's got one of those grating voices with just the right pitch, a slight Texas accent, and very loud. I've had to listen to her phone calls back home at 3:00AM the last two nights. They're not even that interesting.

So the punch line to this story is that last night I was eating in a swanky restaurant far from the hotel. About halfway through the meal a group of westerners came in and sat about three tables away. Only one voice could be clearly heard above the din. Guess who?

So, Madame of the Loud Voice, if you happen to be reading this blog, tell your sister that I hope her knee gets better.


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