Last night while teaching:
Student 1: Have you heard the sound of your voice? I have it recorded. Do you want to listen to it?
Me: Yes, I've heard the sound of my voice. I don't like it, so no, I don't want to listen.
Student 1: You don't like the way your voice sounds?
Me: No, because it sounds different to me than it does to you. When I hear it played back it sounds a lot lower than the way I hear it. I think it sounds like I'm dumber than I am.
Student 2: It just sounds like you smoked a lot of weed when you were younger. That's all.
Lovely. Student 2 confirmed that my voice makes me sound dumb. He might as well have said, "Your voice just sounds like you killed a LOT of brain cells in your youth."
Can I take points off for brutal honesty?
For the record, I've never smoked weed. My stupid voice comes naturally.