Author Topic: So I have entirely lost my voice and should be spending my eveniing in a pub...  (Read 14115 times)

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Please give suggestions as to how I can physically order drinks.

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Take a piece of cardboard, write on it: "I have lost my voice. A pint of (whatever you want), please."
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Point at someone else's drink, then point at yourself with the other hand and nod at the waiter / barkeeper.
Then you get a drink and a glass.
Keep the glass, it's key for the next step: Point at your empty glass for a refill. Signalig a "one" with you index finger or thumb might help bring across that you want "one more".

If you want something else, point at the glass, then gesture wildly. Pointing at someone else's drink might also work, but if you do it too often, the owners of the drinks might feel disturbed...

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I'm asking as I had the same issue last night, and I do not think the bar staff were overly impressed with my skill at 'charades'. Also, since when is a twisting hand motion not fucking universal for 'some tap water you fucking idiot, I cannot fell anything in throat but lots of pain'?

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If you're bent on going to the pub there are some things that are bound to happen. Just stay positive and you'll manage just fine!


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If you're bent on going to the pub there are some things that are bound to happen. Just stay positive and you'll manage just fine!


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If you're bent on going to the pub there are some things that are bound to happen. Just stay positive and you'll manage just fine!


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lol, spammer.

btw. random board's posts do not count, so it's not your 12300th post :P

Yet his post count IS at 12300 and he hasn't made any posts since that one. o:
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Update on the situation:

I had to bring a notepad with me on my lunch break today to get some goddamn food because I couldn't be heard.

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Doing the things old-school, eh :D ? Movies stopped being silent decades ago but sometimes life is more wondrous than cinema.

I lost my voice some years ago for few days. It was pain in the ass but really opened my eyes in this matter... It's terrible when one cannot express even basic things orally. But then again I've had hard time expressing myself even with my full arsenal so... Yeah... Anyway, I hope that your voice comes back soon.
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At first the whole charades thing was hilarious. Now it's just semi-tragic.

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Re: So I have entirely lost my voice and should be spending my eveniing in a pub
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2009, 07:00:00 pm »
Slap the bartender in the face. You know he likes it.
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The only bar staff at my usual haunt who don't seem to have a grudge of some kind against me are all female.

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I swear to god, I don't even know what I'm saying to them half the time. As far as I can tell, my drunken slurred mumblings are clearly positive.