Yesterday we took my sister and bil out for lunch. The waitress read off the list of specials and my sister apologized asking the young woman to repeat the list. My sister explained that she had a cold and her ears were stopped up. Yea, right.
The waitress took our orders and my bil said "Teriyaki chicken salad". The waitress adked which bread he would like with it and my bil said "Teriyaki chicken salad". LOL
The waitress asked my spouse if he was through with his salad and he said "yes". She started to take the salad bowl away and he touched her hand and said "I'm not through with that yet".
Of course I was not just and observer of the newly deaf because I said please give me the check and the waitress asked, "for all four?" and I said "No, we want one check for all four".
Perhaps it is time we enlist an interpreter to go out in public with us.
“Old Age isn't a battle; old age is a massacre.”
Philip Roth, Everyman.