I made a hotel reservation though the phone for this long weekend. I called Hyatt, Hyatt at Olive 8, W hotel, and Westin in downtown Seattle, and everyone who take the call speak ridiculous fast. They answered the questions that I didn't even finish asking! I guess the reason they all speak so fast is they answer the phone all the time, and they do it routinely and without a second thinking. They assume that they know what I want to know and what I want to do. But it's not! English is not my first language, i can't understand when talk. When I phoned W hotel, the lady who took my call speak 2 minute, and I just say a few words. The funnest thing is that the first thing I can fully understand is she asked me my Visa number to confirm my reservation?!
To avoid miscommunication, we need at least to know who we talk to. For this case, I don't even want to say is a miscommunication, because there is no communication at all!
P.s. In general, I felt American speak faster than Canadian, is that true??