Today I received a "personalized" invitation from an audio/hearing concern, inviting me to a special three day "window" event which included a free audio test, and a demonstration of a super new hearing aid thingy. They suggested I bring a friend along, one I can hear, (which is also a way of saying, 'one who can interpret for you") as well.
Oh what fun I could have. I immediately found myself slipping into cranky old lady (a la Granny Weatherwax) mode who is just hard enough of hearing to be an annoyance to everyone in the room, outside of the room, and half way to town. I learned to project, long ago. heh heh heh
Speak up, young man, this is a room full of deaf people and you stand there mumbling, for all I know you're praying over us and calling us names. Who ARE you, anyway?
I do so hate to pass up the Omaha Steak