Pet Peeve 1

I’m sure I’ll bitch more about this from time to time, but I have to vent briefly about it.

I had five different people tell me the other day I sound just like Ellen DeGeneres. Now, granted, I work at her show, calling people to arrange times to get them tickets to the show, so that might have something to do with it.

I learned almost immediately after going to work there that I had to start adding my last name when I call people, and not just say “Hi, this is Ellen, calling from the Ellen DeGeneres show,” because people thought I was the Ellen.

Anyone who’s heard me speak knows my voice is at least half an octave below hers, an octave and a half if I’m tired and/or groggy.

I’ll grant that my Fake Polite Phone Voice gets pitched up a bit, but still nowhere near enough to make me sound anything like her. But still, at least once a day:

“Oh, you totally freaked me out, you sound just like her!”

I don’t really know what to say other than, “I get that a lot,” since I can’t really say, “Are you out of your fucking mind? No I don’t,” since that’s just slightly rude.

Any suggestions for better comebacks are appreciated, ones I can actually use are preferred.

One comment on “Pet Peeve

  1. Reply Joel Feb 6,2004 3:49 pm

    You know what, I could conceivably see you sounding like her if your polite voice pitches you up an octave. But you’re not nearly as squeaky. I would just have fun with it ;-)

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