Why do groups of women speaking at the same time?
I am sure everyone has experienced this before. This phenomenon is most apparent with older women.
Although recently I encountered this with men. In one case it was a group of all men, which was a Podcast (“This Week in Tech”) and the other was a morning radio show on RTHK in Hong Kong.
I personally find this behaviour very annoying, since there are so many person speaking at the same time, making it very difficult to understand or hear any one conversation.
I call this phenomenon, the “Geese” effect. You know it sounds like a family of geese in a pond.
This “Geese” effect is also annoying when I am not involved in the conversation nor trying to listen to it. That is because when a group of individuals in the “geese” effect, are usually very loud and would be extremely interruptive if they were sitting over at the next table in Starbucks.
So a word to those individuals practicing the “geese” effect, please be considerate of your surroundings, and remember the saying:
“A fool chatters, while a wise man listens.“