The tone of your voice usually dictates your attitude; however, it can be the result of something else.
Cold water, a pinch/poke/punch, sudden loss of air to the lungs, these are all things capable of adjusting your speech.
This morning, I accidentally combined a sneeze with a request, thus turning a kind gesture into a yelled command.
Shortly after, laughter ensued.
A coworker and I were gathering samples from one of our conference rooms. I felt a sneeze coming on and tried to warn her to keep her distance, (so I didn’t shower her with sneezy particles).
The sneeze hit early and I yelled/sneezed, “Stay back!”
I made an un-PC comment about having Tourette’s syndrome and we continued working. A few minutes later, she stopped laughing at me.
Welcome to a day at my office.