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Comment Re:WANT! (Score 1) 386

Simple.

People talk at a volume appropriate to their own surroundings, and they forget that the other person on the call isn't in the same environment. You usually have to talk loudly in noisy places - turns out it isn't necessary on the phone, but a lot of people don't realise that.

Also, we are trained to treat "half-conversations" as high priority interrupts. If you hear "Hello!" ... followed by a silence ... it calls your "maybe they are talking to me?" handler. And even after you've suppressed the interrupt, it still wakes you up. Really annoying, but kind of interesting once you realize what's going on.

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