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Monday, July 4, 2011

ADSL's questions, pt 2

"Whats the most interesting conversation you have ever evesdropped on? Knowing that you lip read and not everyone being aware of it, have you ever come across and interesting situation that made you surprised or made you laugh? I'm sure you have some interesting stories to tell."

My lipreading skill is at best 50%. Depends greatly on how a person talks. It's more about being there at the right time.

The biggest surprise I had? When I was at a restaurant, I was seated facing a man across a glass partition and he was telling his buddies about his court case. He was facing charges of molesting his kids and he told his buddies he felt confident about beating the charges because he thought his own kids wouldn't testify against him. Imagine the looks of his buddies' faces when he said that...

The saddest? Watching a college student whine to her friends that, after getting a ticket from her parents to fly back home for Christmas, they wouldn't buy her another ticket for her to go see a friend of hers. She said something along the lines of "My parents bought me a ticket, why couldn't they buy me another? I want to see my friend. It's not fair!" Whine, whine, whine.

The funniest? I happened to look at a co-worker's direction just as she looked in my direction to make sure I wasn't "eavesdropping". She was 5 cubicles away (the low type where you can see others from a sitting position). I cocked my eyebrow and she immediately turned red and turned around to hide her embarassment. Other co-workers, who were talking with her, cracked up at her actions when they realized what had happened. What made it so funny? I didn't even catch a single word and one of the co-workers told me later on that the woman was talking about a guy who rocked her world in the bed last night. She was spilling all the juicy details and she THOUGHT that I "listened" in on her whole story. LOL

18 comments:

Mynx said...

Definately funny that she thought you were listening in. I hope you kept her wondering for a bit.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

The last one made me laugh out loud and then I started coughing (still recovering from pneumonia) and then I nearly wet my knickers!

DCHY said...

Mynx - I tried to, but a supervisor came over to see what I knew. Told her I just happened to look her way. No suspense there. :(

ADSL - hehe, glad to know you almost lost it. Laughter is the best medicine.

Jewels said...

That first one is horrifying...the second not surprising (kids think they deserve everything) and the third is just straight up funny! haha.

DCHY said...

Jewels - yep!

Becky said...

Oh wow. I didn't even think of this dynamic! Funny :).

DCHY said...

Becky - what about you? As a person with just 4 senses, my senses are heightened...I am more attuned with them. Do you hear things better and thus eavesdrop more easily?

Copyboy said...

The court one is eerie. Maybe they could use you in the room of the Casey trial. My have some new insight.

Furry Bottoms said...

I love that last story-- when people "thought" you eavesdropped. Sometimes that tells a lot more about a peson than actually understanding what they said.

Lipreading is exhausting. I just got back from a family reunion-- being the only deaf one and trying to read everybody else's lips to be included wasn't a piece of cake, but what can I say. I totally freaked out though, when my mother fell into the river while kayaking and nobody would explain to me what happened. They were all in hero mode!

DCHY said...

Copyboy - you never know...some papers will use lipreaders to get the scoop. ;)

Furry Bottoms - you're right about how people will behave when they thought they were being listened to. Sorry that nobody was able to clue you in. Does anyone in your family sign?

Garden of Egan said...

OK, you could really get away with it! That is a skill that you need to improve. Think of all the blackmail........."yo, Steve, I {heard} about your affair"
*snort*

The possibilities are endless.

You could of course act all innocent and everything.

DCHY said...

GoE - I blackmail only to get the juicy stuff. ;)

Sandra said...

haha I loved this! I love the "eavesdropping" story. Having someone "rock your world" is nothing to be embarrassed about. She should have been giving you a big ol' thumbs up when she caught you "listening!"

DCHY said...

Sandra - she is a Bible thumper. Made me laugh when I learned that she was spilling all the details.

nitebyrd said...

Well, that last one would've been the one to "listen" to! LOL

You showed incredible restraint by not getting up and punching that child molester in the head.

DCHY said...

Nitebyrd - I was already aware of him beforehand and seeing him talk like that confirmed my distaste for him. He disappeared though... I don't know if he got jail term or was sent to a halfway house or whatever.

The Tame Lion said...

Nice post! Keep it coming!!

DCHY said...

TTL - I have at least 8 posts lined up and scheduled, ready to go. You are good til September. ;)