If she'd had to pick one thing that annoyed her most about Lilo (and it wasn't like it was a short list or anything) Myrtle would have said her voice. Nails on a chalkboard couldn't compare, it could cut glass or shatter mirrors, and that wasn't even counting what she actually said. Myrtle would have liked Lilo a lot better if she didn't talk so much. Or at all. Maybe if she came down with a serious, and permanent, case of laryngitis?

So why, she wondered as she clutched the phone, had she called Lilo just to hear her voice?