With Hand Gestures Even
Monday, March 05, 2007
Part of my job involves talking on the phone quite a bit and I have recently been afflicted with the coughing curse of a cold that is going around. My voice is now pretty much gone except for the squeaks, groans and rasps I'm trying to pass off as talking. I just noticed that I'm trying to compensate my loss of voice by using hand gesturing. It's not unusual for me to use hand gestures in my every day talking, but this whole lacking sound thing has made it a thousands times worse. I'm pretty sure I made the "picking up and moving something" hand gesture at least 7 times during my less than one minute phone call. I'm not even sure what other hand gestures I made but I bet they were mighty verbose and conveyed a lot of meaning to no one.