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I feel microscopic. My voice is tiny, and though I'm screaming, I'm so small I fit in a jacket pocket, and the person wearing the jacket cannot hear me. The sounds around me are so loud that they all blend together , and I only hear parts of conversations. I scream again and again, but to no avail.
A nightmare? No. I was wide awake. Laryngitis? Nope. Feeling fine.
Maybe it has happened to you, too. I happens when a child accidentally presses the "call" button on her cell phone, and she's in a noisy place, like a concert that's just letting out, and you yell "hello" over and over; you hear giggling, or talking, or general rustling of coats and programs, but no one can hear your tiny, microscopic cell phone-reduced voice.
And then you hang up and wait for her to call for real.