I had just finished writing a baffled article for the Times about the 'Earmuff
Mystery,' when the solution hit me. It all started like this...
I was just sitting in the Bazaar as always, minding my own
business, when someone waltzed up to me and started singing in my ear.
Personally, I hate singing, especially when the singing is loud and out of tune,
so, naturally, I put on my earmuffs. I love my earmuffs, so I said "earmuffs =)".
That's when everything began to go awry.
I'm exaggerating, of course, but that is what I do best. What
*really* happened was that a red type appeared to come out of my mouth! It said
"earmuffs now on." Shocking! I was wearing earmuffs! I could still see what the
other people were typing, though -- what did this mean?
Odd. I repeated "earmuffs" and I was told "earmuffs now off." Although
I missed the ear-warming apparatus, I wondered what
the purpose was.
... And then, for the rest of that article, I guessed why
this earmuffs command existed without a purpose. Right after I sent that first
article to the Times, I figured everything out! Duh. I feel stupid... =(
When you say
"earmuffs," all the whispers disappear! =O AMAZING!! It is so beautiful, a screen
with no whispers unless they are directed to you, it almost brought tears to my
eyes. Of course, I had known that you could permanently turn whispers off in
the Preferences tool, but the sheer beauty of this Earmuffs On Demand is just so
Never seeing people whisper to each other is impractical, but??
having control over the other bubbles so you can have a private conversation without
seeing the standard [ I am whispering to so-and-so ] -- well, I love it! ^.^
you want to not hear whispers, just say earmuffs. To take them off, say
I'm off with my earmuffs!