Why are deaf people against those with hearing learning asl?

Discussion in 'Sign Language & Deaf Education' started by cadavis740, Apr 7, 2017.

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  1. DeafNerdMommy

    DeafNerdMommy Well-Known Member

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    Years ago, whem i only have modorate hearing loss, I had a guest when I worked at Carl's Jr who was deaf. I saw them staring at the menu and writing stuff down. I was helping another person and had no way of telling them I signed. When they came up he signed he was deaf and I told him I sign. He had just spent 5 minutes writing down his order. I told him I will take the card if he wanted but he tore it up and signed. He was so happy, told me I was the first person he had actually talked to that day. On my break I went out and talked to him somemore. I understand how hard it is to write everything down.
     
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    I worked at an Unos when I still lived in Baltimore and there was always a gentleman who came in who was deaf. I hadn't decided on becoming an interpreter at this time but I would practice sign now and again; he had asked for a mountain dew and I misunderstood him and brought him the wrong thing. I remember how mad he got and I signed "sorry" and corrected his order. At the time I didn't understand why he got so angry, and the only conclusion I could come up with at the time was maybe he thought I was mocking him? Keep in mind my signing was VERY poor at the time.
     
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    You are such a sweetheart for doing that. :)
     
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    I think, you got a grumpy customer. :) Keep up the good work. :)
     
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    I actually hope you're right and he was lol
     
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    keep practicing with your signing while you are in the bathroom, shower, eating alone and driving (watch yourself on the road!)
     
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    ^^ good ideas. I once had an AOL friend who would practice cued speech (her son was about 2 at the time... and yes they knew some ASL too) everywhere... including at the supermarket (still remember watching her do that lol).
     

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