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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Gettin' Old

It must be the hag in me sittin' up on back legs, but I hate it when students come to ask me something and they talk in this teeny, tiny Sally Struthers voice. I want to say, "Ask in your Big Girl Voice or I'm not helping ya'!"

I know there is an ingrained behaviour here trying to come across as wittle and helpless . . . but it rubs my fur wrong.


At 4:12 PM, Anonymous Pep said...

Yeah, she hates it when I do that.



At 8:46 PM, Blogger GG said...

Miss Chaiwisssta...I have to agree, it's rather annoying. I deal with it each Wednesday in NC history class with a woman in her 40's, I just want to say, "Are you that feckin' helpless?"

At 2:48 PM, Anonymous keysunset said...

oooh, deah. Will no wun help meeee?

Dang, when my kids whine, I say something along the line of "My ears can't understand you when you speak like that. If I can't understand you I can't help you!" But I don't suppose that would go over too well with "your" kids, would it Chai?

At 3:01 PM, Anonymous Lisa said...

Oh, dude. You've hit on my biggest pet peeve.

I work with a woman who has the most awful, grating baby voice EVER. I only have to deal with her occasionally, thank heavens, and then only on the phone. If I had to talk to her live and in person every day, I swear I'd stab her in the throat.

She works for the Domestic Violence unit, too, which for some reason makes it worse to me. I don't know why.

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Chai-rista said...

Key: I'd love to try that one, but I dare not.

Lisa: Baby Voice in domestic violence? AARRGGGG!!!!

At 6:47 PM, Anonymous del901 said...

Do you watch American Idol? That's what your comments reminded me off... that little girl, Paris.. only not so little. She's 16 for goodness sake, but she talks like a little girl... very disturbing! But sadly, it has probably worked for her in the past!!!


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