I cannot speak! I've lost my voice!The chorus to "Redundant" is never more stuck in my brain as when I've got a case of laryngitis. Yay! It's cold and flu season! But, other than tiring easy, and having no voice production, I'm not really sick in the least bit.
I'm speechless and redundant,
cuz I love you's not enough,
I'm lost for words!
But I'm frustrated.
At first it was great -- I woke up with swollen glands and a scratchy throat Monday morning, and decided I had too busy of a week to be sick any other day, so I sent off a couple texts and an email and went back to bed. Cabin fever set in around 3 that day, so Tuesday I was back to work. And it was great -- no voice meant forwarding my calls to someone else.
But I'm a chatty person. I like to put my two cents in where it does and doesn't belong. I like to greet people (and by people, I mean coworkers) when they walk into our office. I like to chat with my husband about my day.
By 8:00 on Tuesday evening, I had no voice. I had no means of communicating other than banging on the wall to get Scott's attention (and the neighbour's, too, apparently), and then gesturing wildly with what made sense in my mind and not his.
It made me realize exactly why babies spend so much time crying. It's hard not being understood.
Today, I'll be keeping my mouth shut until a morning presentation I have to do, because there is no one in the office who knows anything about my project (but fortunately, they've limited me to 5 minutes).
I'll likely relish those 5 minutes, though, because I'm sure once I'm done, I'll go back to having to use wild gesticulation and passing up the easy joke because fingers just can't get the words out as fast as my mouth could.