As soon as he spoke, I knew it would be an unforgettable conversation. He simply said, “How can I help you today?”
I was waiting at the Home Depot paint counter with paint chips in hand. The man behind the counter in the orange apron finished tapping a paint can lid closed and came over to see what I needed. It’s not what he said. It was his voice. With a deep, rich, smooth, resonate bass voice he said, “How can I help you today?” His voice was lower than Vin Diesel‘s voice. More like J. D. Sumner. Or Barry White.
I made sure I asked lots of questions just so I could hear him speak more.
“Can I get this stain in this color?”
He said, “Well, let’s look it up on the computer. Yes, we can mix that up for you. How many gallons do you need?”
“Well, I’m not sure.” I explained my project to him just so I could hear him voice his opinion. I could not get enough of his voice.
I wasn’t listening to what he said about stains and sealers, tints and hues, or colors and coverage. I could only think, “I wonder if he sings with any groups?” He’d make a wonderful addition to a gospel quartet or a Sunday morning church choir. His would also be a wonderful radio voice.
What is it about a low voice that is so soothing, so relaxing, so pleasing to the ear? I’ve read that those low frequencies can create a pleasurable vibration or resonance in a listener’s body.
All I know is I want to go back and buy some more paint.
One thought on “The paint store: Wonderful colors and an amazing voice”
My husband has a voice like Barry White. That’s all it took to get me to the altar. Beofre that I was a runaway bride.