I've been thinking about the threads I've read where there is a distinctive animosity towards students coming to this site to learn about the deaf/HOH. I'm new here so I guess i haven't got annoyed yet by answering somebody's questions about our various issues. The common response seems to be to go out and ACTUALLY MEET some of us in person. I get that, but lately I've been wondering, "Where do deaf/hoh people hang out anyway?" I'd really like to know because they certainly don't hang out in the choir I just quit, or the Tennis club, or in the Doggie park. They're not at any of my former workplaces. They're not the Moms who keep showing up at school events for their kids. , They're not the school volunteers, they're not at the community centre I volunteered at, they're not at the Ski club, they're not in the Pilates classes, they're not in the gym and DEFINITELY not partaking in Karaoke like I have a twisted habit of doing. I'm the ONLY ONE I know who is HOH other than my 94 year old Mum, who can actually hear better than me in spite of her Alzheimers. I live in an exclusively hearing world. How does one fit in half way between 'completely Deaf' and 'normal hearing' worlds?