Locate an empty spot with no tables or chairs. Grab a chair and sit down in that free space. The waiter would approach you to take your orders. He or she will bring you a small table. At same time, they would feel that you are special.That way you would minimize the noises around you. Others in the shared space would take notice of your presence and would tune down their loud voices. Those who may join you at spot would get the message that you aren’t fond of noises.
As an effective way to bring down uncontrolled noises in a teashop is to turn on a loud phone ring song recorded from a donkey. God says it was the most hateful song on earth.
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This blog is associated with the former Chief of Staff in Puntland State Presidency, 1998-2004. He also worked with the UN and World Bank Joint Secretariat for Somalia’s Re-construction and Development Program (RDP), 2005-2006, as a Zonal Technical Coordinator for Puntland and later as National Aid Technical Coordinator with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and European Union. He is now an independent political analyst and commentator on current issues and occasionally gives historical perspective on modern Somalia’s politics. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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