Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sushi Girl

Dear Girl In The Sushi Shop,

Do you really think that customer service in hospitality means talking in a high-pitched voice? Do you realise that everytime you go up at the end of a sentence with a question (soy, wasabi or ginger?) your voice stays up, and just keeps getting higher?

I heard you laugh when you were talking to your colleague. I know you have a real voice in there somewhere, and it sounds beautiful. Why do you insist on using a fake, high voice when you speak to your customers?

Everytime I order sushi, I hope you don't serve me. Simply because your "customer" voice grates on me the same way as nails on a chalkboard.

Dear Sushi Girl. Please talk normally. If you carry on like this, it won't be long before your voice is in the realm of the dog-whistle, and I won't be able to hear you at all.

4 comments:

URBAN PEDESTRIAN said...

So, like, is that for here??? or to go??? do you, like, need chopsticks??? That'll be 4.95??? Have a nice day???

imbeingheldhostage said...

I had to share! High pitched voices....I had this hair stylist that did the most amazing things with my dried out, wiry grays and all mop-- but I dreaded booking with her. I HATED how she spoke to me like I was three (she had to be twenty years younger than I was). And what's with the "we" crap?
High childish voice: "Do WE want to go shorter this time?" "WE like to be able to change a style now and then, don't WE".
I always wondered if I just sat there and spoke gibberish if she might just shut up and cut.

Ann said...

I feel your pain! I have a little sister that did this for years. She claims she couldn't help it, but we would hear here speaking in a normal tone when she thought no one else was around. Very strange.

WORDofRYE said...

hahaha! Good job :)