March 08, 2019
February 03, 2019
Sighing is a sign of boredom. Do it at the wrong time, and it can offend people.
So I have to warn some people about my habit. I do a lot of aerobic exercise and my lungs have a large tidal capacity. If I sit too long like in a meeting, the air at the bottom of my lungs gets “stale” so I take a deep breath and sigh. It’s purely physiological.
When I do this when my wife is around, I take an extra deep breath and let the air run over my tongue and make a hissing sound. She says that I am “letting the air out of my tires.” It’s become a joke with us over the years.