having read a thread about problem neighbours, I would like to rant about People With Loud Voices. We were in a fairly posh restaurant once to celebrate our werdding anniversary. It was full but one man with an enormously loud voice dominated the whole room because everyone else was forced to listen to his conversation. He was quite self-important and quite oblivious to the fact that everyone else could hear him. We all learnt that he was a Judge and was having dinner with a family member. The family member told him about various mutual acquaintances and, because none of us could hold a conversation of our own, we heard what she said, too. Eventually, she told him about someone who had just divorced her husband because he had a gay lover.
'GOOD GOD,' expostulated the Judge, 'DIDN'T SHE KNOW?'
At this point, there was a muffled, united laugh from the entire restaurant. Our evening was not exactly enhanced by this experience, though.
Worse are the people who not only talk loudly but use foul language, effing about this and b-ing about that - and women who shriek with raucous laughter, especially after a glass or two.
Feel better now!