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Monday, June 14, 2010

Formspring Q & A #6

Q: What's the dumbest question you've been asked regarding your deafness?

A: I never forgot that day. It happened on my first day on my first ever job. I was hired as a bag boy at a commissary, working for tips. Pitiful, I know. I was reading a newspaper during a break and a co-worker saw me doing that, so he said: "You can read?" Umm...yes. I wanted SO MUCH to say to him "No, I like to sit there and pretend to read in a desperate hope of fooling everyone." He then asked me to read out loud an article. I did that without missing a word. He deliberately pointed at another article few pages in. I read it out to him perfectly, word for word. Jeez.

12 comments:

Alex said...

That was just rude and completely ignorant of him. Sorry you had to deal with such a person.

DCHY said...

Alex - that's why I never forgot that. I found out later on that there was a deaf co-worker...he was never seen reading anything, ever. I tried to talk to him but he wouldn't talk to me because I didn't know how to sign. Okayyyy.

Vodka Logic said...

What an idiot.. although do you think he really meant to be rude? Some people are really curious, in so proper a way.

DCHY said...

VL - the way he went about it...told me he didn't think deaf people could read. Jumping from an article to another sounded like he was trying to confuse me as if I had memorized the newspaper.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

That's just crazy??? What the heck? Seriously?

I'd have punch him in the nuts and then pointed to my ear and acted stupid...

That was so dumb.

heelsnstocking said...

Says so much about how stupid he is... what an ass

DCHY said...

Shelle - thanks...that made me feel good.

HnS - do you think he knew that afterwards? I highly doubt it, given his level of intelligence... ;)

nitebyrd said...

OMG! That is the most incredibly ignorant thing I've heard! What a jerk.

Sunday said...

Why on earth would someone think that a deaf person cannot read? That is preposterous!

What an idiot.

DCHY said...

Nitebyrd - I never spoke to him again. Why hang around with a jerk?

Sunday - it may have something to do with a deaf co-worker there...he was never seen reading anything and he wouldn't talk to me. Shrugs.

~*Jobthingy*~ said...

what a moron

Gucci Mama said...

Um, what a douche. I'd likely have had difficult resisting gifting him with a throat punch.