LOL Ah well. I don't doubt it. At Gallaudet there were Aholes like that who would look down on the mainstreamed kids (who did not go to deaf school) and the newbie signers. Interestingly they also were snobs (a few of them) to deafblind- definitely witnessed that. Outside of that I rarely went to deaf events except maybe Deaf Way II and events here or there when I visited my friend up in MDwell if youre ever in town hit me up, Ill take you there and you can see how they are yourself. While we were there with the member that invited us they were nice, when that member was abstent they were total a**holes. We took a dish and all but we ended up leaving after 30 minutes because of the hostile environment. When the lady who invited us asked why we weren't coming anymore, we explained what happened when she wasn't there, she was really confused. I ran into her recently and she said she left there as well ( her children are deaf ) said they were getting really ignorant towards members there ( and this was held at a church...lol ) ah well, I didn't lose any sleep over it.
"Location" is just a part of it as that kind of attitude can happen in large cities just as much as rural/small town or in states where there's less of a deaf presence. How they were brought up, school environment, who they meet not to mention their own personality all have a hand in how people react to others whether they be hearing, HOH, non signers, newbie signers, oral deaf who came late to ASL.
Reba explained it beautifully and better than I could though.
And yes I'll hit you up if I ever find myself in your neck of the woods..hmm haven't considered a job in the midwest yet. Not much at least as there's not a lot of mainframe ones there.