Wasn’t there a song years ago with these lyrics? Okay, that’s right by Aerosmith. (I just love Google search, don’t you?)
Anyway, whenever I go to the grocery store and I need help finding something, they WALK AWAY FROM ME ….. WHILE THEY TALK TO ME!! OY!
So, I’ll ask, “Hi, do you know where I can find ……….canned cranberry sauce?”
I get! They are eager to help, “Oh yeah, its in aisle 47, I’ll show you where it is….”
I know they don’t understand that I probably haven’t heard a word they’ve said, as they walked away having this conversation with me for 47 aisles!
It happens to me all the time in the public library, too.
“I’m looking for books on…..jewelry making…..” (*)
Again, in their eager beaver style, they leave me standing (Okay, walking) in the dust…to try and capture those words floating behind them over to my ears. Sadly, many of them fall to the ground before they even reach my ears.
This past week, I went for a few routine doctor visits.
After the usual greetings, “Right this way,” and they are off to the races!
WHAT TO DO?
The reverse situation happens, also.
I drove over to a friend’s job, to deliver a small package. (*)
Once we were done chatting, I turned away to exit and return to my car. That’s when she kept talking. Oh boy!!
I feel the need to produce some creative “Help me. I’m deaf” name tag type cards. One for the front of my shirt and one to wear on my back.
Before I ask you to help me
DON’T TURN AROUND TO HELP!!!!!
Or maybe TALK THEN TURN? It should probably be short, right?
MY EYES NEED TO SEE YOUR LIPS!
Maybe I should make a few, get them laminated and stick them in my car, or my purse!!
Sometimes, it gets hard to continue being patient with folks, ya know. I know I need to educate, educate, educate…about my struggle and help people understand my needs.
What do you guys think? Any creative situations?
(*) By the way, did you know I make and sell jewelry?
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On that blog, there is also a link to my ETSY shop. Happy browsing!