I couldn't hear you
there was too much background noise
spouting from my mouth
n.b. “Say something once, why say it again?” sang David Byrne with Talking Heads.
A young couple were arguing on the train yesterday, not loudly, nor demonstratively. “I don’t want an argument.” he said. “You’re not listening to me.” She said. He moved to another carriage.
It’s not always easy communicating important stuff…