I am a loud person, I admit. I laugh loudly, turn the tv up loud and am generally pretty uninhibited in the volume department.
However, I do have the good sense to tone it down when I’m someplace where no one else is speaking. Like, the bus. We are all tired on our way home from work, we don’t feel like chatting except on our cell phones. However, it never ceases to amaze me how some people on the bus manage to talk into their cell phone in such a way that I can’t hear a word, and others are having one-sided conversations the whole bus can hear. Don’t you realize that you are the only person on this vehicle talking right now? You are the lone voice among 50 people. Can’t you feel the "uncomfortableness" we’re all feeling as we learn much more about your life than you’d share voluntarily among strangers?