We all know that some jobs are better than others. We want to dub the famous actor, voice the famous commercial, be on the radio or TV, but personally I find every job meaningful and rewarding and I am always grateful for whatever comes my way.
In fact, I had a job once for a telephone company, when I had to read hundreds of Italian town names. It took a few days to go over the whole geography, but I loved every little town, every little province and I found those letters and names sounding like poetry, and some of them were unheard of, with possibly a few hundred inhabitants! It might sound like a boring job, but not if you put yourself in the position of the person listening.
Who is that person?
I come from a small place just outside Rome, and a couple of days ago, on the radio, someone mentioned my home town. Hearing that name, out of the blue, made me smile and I felt a little special connection with the presenter.
So, whether I say Richiami più tardi, “Call back later”, Il numero è inesistente “Wrong Number” or Ci scusiamo per l’inconveniente, “Sorry for the inconvenience”, I always think of what that message might mean to the person listening, even if it appears uninteresting.
For that reason, when I am recording, it’s that person I am speaking to, not the microphone.