Now, this is mainly for humor. People do say such things and you always have to have a reason to laugh it off. People are stupid. Don’t be like them!
“Can deaf people drive? How do they hear the ambulance?” – Do you listen to music while driving?
“How come you don’t have cochlear implants?” – How come you don’t get Lasik?
“What are those behind your ears?” – These? Oh, I hope you don’t mind me listening to the radio.
“Where are you from?” – ‘Merica! “No, really where are you from?” – What I just said the first time, are you deaf?
“Why do you have an accent if you’re born in this country?” – Why do you have a limp?
“How do you hear the music?” – Just like anyone else…but with certain pitches and vibrations
“How come you don’t sign?” – How come you don’t?
“Are you chewing bubblegum?” – No, but do you have some?
“Hey umm I don’t mean to be rude but” – Sure you do, but I’m used to it.
“Do you have one of those assisted hearing dog?” – Sure I do. Do rescue dogs count?
“Hi how are…(staring at my ears…) – Hi, my name is Amanda and it’s rude to stare. Yes, I’m deaf.
“How are you deaf if you wear hearing aids?” – How are you speaking if you can hear?
“What is your language?” – I just spoke English.
“Did you get your teeth pulled?” – Go cartwheel in traffic.
2 thoughts on “Things People Say”
People are so rude! It’s a shame but I’m not sorry you had to experience this stuff because it made you such a strong, amazing woman! ❤
Thanks so much Ed! 🤟🏼