got dang it..I was in Canton,OH today (95 miles from my home) and another female cashier did exactly the same thang..a good lookin blonde..never see a cashier do that....most of the time have no trouble have to ask if being little over sensitive,some people are rude some deaf people very rude live let live,expect and accept and put each other right when need arise...i had more pig ignorent people in respect to my daughter who brain damage very bad but not deaf
As a "hearing person", (although my wife swears that I am deaf as I like to listen to the TV with the volume WAY up) I don't understand the above comment at all.I can so totally relate to every single thing you posted just now.
I totally hate the "I'll pray for you" -- I've had that numerous times. Pray for what? Nothing's wrong with me, ma'am or sir!
It sux when ppl say that to me too. or If I'm with someone else, and a stranger approaches next thing I hear is "SHE BETTER ANSWER ME!" like he is about to stab me or something b/c I didnt hear what he said. lolWirelessly posted
"You didn't pay enough attention nor listened carefully to what I said"
If someone says "I will pray for you" or "I am sorry" to me, that means that this person sees that I am abnormal because I am Deaf. No, I will not thank him/her.To the degree possible, I can appreciate the frustration of dealing with people who do not understand what it means to be deaf. I also understand your aversion to the statement, "I'll pray for you", although I'm sure any person who says that means well and deserves a polite "Thank you" IMO.
All the best!
It is not the words but how they are said and what actions follow! Below is what I found to be great even though it uses the same words.If someone says "I will pray for you" or "I am sorry" to me, that means that this person sees that I am abnormal because I am Deaf. No, I will not thank him/her.
That's a different story. I was talking about someone who feels sorry for me because I am Deaf like when someone speaks to me verbally and I tell this person that I am deaf, then this person asks, "You deaf?" and looks at me with sadness saying "Oh, I am sorry". What does that mean? That means this person thinks deafness is abnormal but it is NOT. That's how I feel. Yours is different so don't tell me how to feel. OK? Please respect my opinion. No need to discuss it further. And no need for people to say "I will pray for you" or "I am sorry". Do you say things like that to blind people? BTW, rthib1960 already apologized in advance.It is not the words but how they are said and what actions follow! Below is what I found to be great even though it uses the same words.
I was alone in the cabin that we used for prep space for our booth at our church camp & conference center fall festival (which is a BIG money raising project). A gal came in the door and said something. I don't remember my exact words in telling her that I could not hear enough to understand her. But . . . her response was to say "I am sorry" and moved closer and repeated what she wanted to know in a slightly louder but normal tone. I then told her where what she wanted was, was thanked and she went on her way.
If you were replaced because you are deaf, not because your job performance was poor, then it's an act of discrimination.Lest I be judged by those who frequent this site. I thought I should throw in a story.
I'm constantly annoyed by certain ignorant hearing people at my place of work. Here is one example. The boss hired a friend and uses this person to perform tasks normally done by me. The reason being, so he wouldn't have to deal with accommodations required to communicate with me. So basically, my job is in support of everyone else in my department, except him. I have come to realize that some people lack the skills and desire necessary to change.
I have never attempted to learn ASL, so I don't know. What I do know is, if a person truly wants to learn something, whether difficult or not, requires determination and effort.Hey im new here.
Is learning ASL hard? I really do wanna learn tho...:P