I absolutely hate it when you’re trying to tell someone something and they sit there, nodding their heads as you talk, then it turns out they didn’t hear a thing you said, and they want you to repeat yourself! If you had told me ten minutes ago that you couldn’t hear me, I would’ve spoken more loudly, but nope, you just sat there, staring at me and nodding. Now I have two choices: get angry at you and refuse to repeat myself (and look like a jerk), or angrily repeat myself for no positive gain, because the moment’s over. Try this at home, kids! Whisper this whole essay to a friend, and then repeat it when they ask you to!