That's got to be frustrating to both of you.
It took all my powers of gentle and mild and
kind to make it through that phone call without
blasting the clueless phone girl. Likely as
frustrating for you, too.
Some people don't make much sense on email,
also. When I got the girl's email, I had to
read it through several times and guess what
she really meant.
Almost made me wish I could git yur gun.
Lots of people speak fast, slur their words together, don't bother
enunciating the first or last sounds of words, plus, have some sort of
accent to go with it. If the person is looking at me, I can sometimes
read their lips and put it together with what I actually can hear coming
out of their mouths and understand them. Other times I'm just lucky I
catch part of a sentence.
Luckily, I manage to understand more people on average, than ones I
In high school there was a girl who spoke very rapidly and could be hard
to understand. A teacher said it was because her brain worked so much
faster her mouth had trouble keeping up, My personal opinion was her
brain and mouth weren't connected at all.
We had a VP that was so notorious people collected his better efforts.
Whatever he was thinking about got reduced to one ungrammatical sentence
that hit some of the high points. In person he was sharp but when he sat
in front of a keyboard he dropped about 40 IQ points.
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