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Wednesday, February 23, 2011


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.


  1. That's cute. I have hearing loss in one ear and my boss says she can tell when I didn't quite take in what she said, because I frown a little. :)

  2. That cartoon cracked me up!

    So many mix-ups can occur when someone can't hear properly.

  3. Greetings from Southern California.

    I added myself to follow your blog.
    You are more than welcome to visit mine
    and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You, ~Ron

  4. LOL! I totally want to go out to eat with you all.

  5. That's funny! Yesterday I was talking to my neighbor on the phone. She is 80 and definitely can't hear so well anymore. I was telling her that Mrs. Fisher had died. She said, "Who's sister?" LOL

  6. Oh this is a good one. Old age is not for the faint of heart, either.

  7. I do have some hearing problem too :)

  8. perhaps there was alot of background sound, or you couldn't lip read well from the waitresses position... Better luck next trip out!
    I work with someone who can't hear, but keeps claiming they get what I mean, then does the wrong thing to prove they didn't!

    I need to lip-read myself. Sometimes I can decipher what was said, but some folks sound like mush to me too!

  9. My husband and I spend a great deal of time discussing what the other person actually said as opposed to what we thought we heard.

    Him: Its a beautiful day outside.
    Me: Its a bowl of daisies?
    Him: No, I said "It's a beautiful day outside."
    Me: Oh, it sounded like you said...

    I don't know what we'll talk about when we can actually hear each other.

  10. I have the sweetest little hearing aids which are helpful - when I actually wear them.

  11. I'm pretty sure I would have been right at home in your dinner group tonight.
    Marilyn and I ate out tonight in a neigboring town and got a young girls who couldn't hear either.
    We ended up with fish and they don't serve it.
    Okay, just kidding but it was a comedy of errors on all sides.

  12. Lynn – At my last audiology check up it was discovered that I had a 5% hearing loss in my right ear. Now I am pretty certain that percentage is greater.

    Changes in the wind – Guess the hooting depends on the hootee.

    Talon – Ron and I are always hearing each other wrong so it’s a good thing we can hear the word “what?” or our lives would be even stranger.

    The Old Geezer – Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Riot Kitty – It is a “riot” indeed so perfect for you. LOL Next Tuesday we’re doing again only this time my brother and sil will join us as well. There will be a party of six deaf.

    Rachel – That was funny indeed. LOL

    rosaria – you sure said that right.

    Shionge – My dad would say I had a listening problem not a hearing problem.

    Snaggle Tooth – Perhaps I should take up lip reading. Good idea.

    juanqau – We often repeat the phrase “Oh, it sounded like you said…”

    Pat – I know many people who own hearing aids but I know very few who actually wear them.

    Cliff – You would think restaurants would hire hearing wait staff wouldn’t you?

  13. Ha! As a waitress and as someone with a father that can't hear worth a damn, this hits close to home!

  14. HILARIOUS!!! I would have done anything to be a fly on the wall to see the face of the waitress as she had to repeat the entire specials list!!! LOL