If I could change one thing about myself it would be my voice.
I don’t hate my voice, but it’s just not very manly. I have evidence of this.
Over 50% of all my visits to a drive-thru window result in the worker saying back to me, “Would you like anything else, MA’AM?”
It’s not just drive-thrus either. Whenever I call the cable company or the plumber or another phone system the result is the same. “Yes MA’AM what can we do for you?”
It doesn’t help that Alex is a gender neutral name. So people just have to go off what they hear when the voice comes out.
Here’s the worst part – I got mistaken for a woman in person the other day as well. Continue reading