Quote from Jerry in The Puffy Shirt
Jerry: Why do we always have to say, "Excuse me", when we can't hear what someone's saying? Why are we so guilty and so apologetic? "Excuse me. Pardon me. I'm sorry." Why can't, just once, I go: "Nope. Not loud enough"? Why can't I do that? Just once I would like to have the guts... You know, to make that judgment. Someone mumbles something, and you go, "Your fault. I'm not sorry, because it's your fault."