Maybe I’ll buy my mum a new phone for Christmas. She really needs a new one. I was trying to have a conversation with her, and it was hopeless.
Me: [blah blah, telling her something]
She: I can’t hear you. I’m on the bus.
(Not sure why the bus is relevant, but okay, I can work with that.)
Me: [Repeat again]
She: Can you hear me?
Me: Look, shall I SMS you?!
She: No no, that’s okay.
(Oh, she heard that all right)
Me: [Repeat again, loudly and clearly]
Eventually I got the message across. But man, either she needs a new phone, or the old one needs some adjustment in the volume department.