I wonder if I am the only one who has an issue with this, or if any of you can relate. Most likely, I’m the only one. So, I have this problem with hearing my own voice. Like, when I talk, it doesn’t really bother me, but if I hear it in a recording or like on a video, oh man, I hate the way my voice sounds. We were watching some family videos the other day and if anybody knows me, they know I hate to be photographed or video taped. I’m the one who always takes the pictures or video tapes the events. Anyway, as we’re watching, I heard a voice I didn’t recognize and said out loud, “Who the heck is that dude that’s talking in the background”? Oh shoot! That’s me. (I’m a girl) Everybody started laughing. *Face as red as a tomato* Oh my gosh, my voice sounds so deep and manly, I wanted to stop the video at that point. Well, as we went through the videos, I started hearing a voice as if, you know when you pinch your nose it makes your voice sound funny, well, that’s what I was hearing. Who the heck is that now?! What? That’s me? Again? You’ve got to be kidding. What is wrong with my voice. Maybe it’s just the way the device recorded it. I don’t really sound like that, do I?? Okay, now I’m uncomfortable, I don’t even want to talk now. It has to be the device, right?! Then, how come everybody else sounds “normal”? Do I (A) keep playing the videos or (B) pretend that the computer froze up? I’m liking option B. I start fiddling with it, acting like it’s not working and then here comes hubby to the rescue. Damn him! I don’t want to hear anymore of my many weird voices. Then, what the hell was that?! Oh crap!! I thought my voice was bad! Well, turns out, my laugh, on video is even worse. What a horrible sound. I sound like a seal drowning, trying to yell for help each time it got its head above water. Yeah, not sure if that’s really ever happened, but just imagine it and that’s what I sounded like. It was terrible. Now I’m afraid to talk and damn sure never want to laugh again as long as I live, even though I don’t do a lot of laughing as it is. But, still. While everyone else is laughing and enjoying the videos, I’m sitting there smiling with my lips pressed tightly together so my teeth won’t show because I’m scared a laugh or giggle might make it out of my mouth if there is even the slightest opening. Okay, we’ve been watching videos for a minute now, I think that’s enough for one day. We’ll save the rest for another time. Everybody agreed, thank goodness. Now I have to go through all the videos and edit the ones where I sound like a donkey in heat, a dying, drowning seal, a dude with an extremely manly voice and who knows what else my voice can be compared to. I think I’m just going to text everyone from now on or just nod my head yes or no, shrug my shoulders or break out the old pen and paper. Haha. Oh, sorry for that laugh, hope I didn’t hurt your ears. Maybe it is just me, I’ve been a weirdo my entire existence. Let me know I’m not alone. Someone please tell me you know what I’m talking about.