Friday, February 20, 2009

Sometimes I wonder ...

... when I'm on the phone with a customer service representative and I adapt to their way of speaking - especially a Southern accent - if they notice. And if they do, do they think I'm making fun of them? Do they make faces as we're talking, or flip me the bird, or spit on my purchases?

I'm not making fun of them. I love accents. Maybe, in a past life, I lived in the South. Maybe I come by it naturally. I think it's possible, don't y'all?

2 comments:

Charlie/Dad said...

It is easy for someone who is musically inclined to do foreign languages... and accents are just one part of those languages. Once, in a former life, I got a phone call from a trucker from Canada. I slipped right into the accent/idiom thing that he was doing. He ended up asking me where I was from in Canada. Had to admit that I had just gone to school with a lot of them and that it just came as second nature to me. And... he was not offended.

maggie said...

Hey, I think that might actually explain it! And it makes me feel better ... Thanks, CharlieDad! I love you!