Wednesday, March 09, 2011
There are days I cannot handle the sound of other people's conversations!! I am sitting here at work tonight and two of my co-workers were here and carrying on a conversation in the same area I am working in. The volume was a little loud, and it was just between the two of them, but it made me feel like screaming. I feel this way when I work the evening shifts, and I know I will be subjected to this one more time tonight at shift change. Having the television on when I am at work or at home doesn't bother me. Also the police radio is talking in the background and that is getting on my nerves, too. One of the neighboring states feels the need to read an announcement every hour. These messages are provided to all law enforcement nationwide. We all know about them, so I don't know why they have to read them.
Does this irritate me because I am not a conversationalist? I don't always have a lot to say, partly because I don't know what to say unless I am talking about work to my co-workers. The people I am around seem like they barely breathe when they talk. There is never a lull in the conversation so if I did have anything to add, I would be out of luck anyway.
There are times their voices feel like fingernails on a chalkboard in my ears. Am I the only one that feels this way?