I don’t Recognize The Voice

I had an unusual call las night. I answered the phone and the person said, “Hello Don. How are you doing?”

I said, “Fine and how are you doing?” At this point, I didn’t recognize the voice. It had that accent of a person from India. It was obvious that the other person knew me and I didn’t want to sound like I didn’t know who I was talking too. As I continued to listen, it hit me.

It was Natalie, home from here year in Switzerland. I told her I didn’t recognize her accent as it sounded just like a person from India. She laughed and said many of her student friends were from India and she guessed she adapted the accent.

She sounded well, but a little tired after her long airplane flight to Panama City. I am anxious to see all the photos she took while she has had her year long adventure.

6 thoughts on “I don’t Recognize The Voice

  1. dear don ray,
    i had often thought of natalie & meant to ask about her. “old age is not for sisies!” forgetful lol.
    you were right she is not a person to blog.
    however with her permission i hope you will share pics & stories.
    thank you for the update.

    ellen

  2. I know this isn’t exactly the same, but I have an Egyptian-American friend. When he talks to Americans he speaks unaccented English, but when he speaks to Egyptian immigrants he adopts a heavy Egyptian accent (with his English, I mean). This annoys me to no end. It’s not going to help these people understand him! I’m not sure he even knows that he does it. But I’ve never said anything because it’s just not my way to comment on people’s personal habits.

    My philosophy is, be who you are. Adapt to your environment, but don’t let it change you who are.

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