Originally Posted by joycem137
Oh dear! I hope I didn't give you the wrong impression! I've never felt anyone thought badly of me for being new, and I don't feel "sad, wistful, or regretful" about Deaf Coffee being a social event, not an ASL education seminar! On the contrary, that is the very reason I go!
Although I'm an intense extrovert, there aren't many places I can go where I can socialize like I can at Deaf Coffee because of my CAPD. I have been nothing but grateful that something like Deaf Coffee exists where I can talk with wonderful and patient people without my hearing issues being a problem.
No, *I* feel sad, wistful, or regretful that my sign skills are not yet at the point where I feel confidant that I can communicate with a deaf person who doesn't have to work really hard to understand me.