Thursday, September 06, 2007

Culture shock, still here

Yes, I had another round of culture shock the other day. We've been back in the States about two and a half months. (Who knows how much longer it will last. Thankfully, the effects are showing up fewer times.)

The other day, I had lunch with my favorite human (my wife, Heather). We went to the fancy establishment known as Arby's. A mainstream radio station was playing over the speaker system.

First, the kind of music was not to either of our tastes. Second, the commercials were obnoxious. And frequent. I had forgotten how fast those guys can talk. (Gotta squeeze in the maximum number or words into 30 seconds!)

At some point, my filters will be stronger.


Heather Jamison said...

Dude. It's true. Watch the evening news and see how many words you can pick up and actually process in the amount of time they give you. Humbling, actually. Did we used to talk that fast as well?

The Lone Beader said...

They don't really talk that fast. Recording engineers just speed up the recording and pitch shift it when they mix it down to the master tape for the radio stations...