Thursday, December 27
I Was Born Deaf
On Christmas Eve there was a visitor at our church who was a Deaf gentleman in a wheelchair. A lady at our church introduced me to him and Rebecca looked at me and started signing "why". I knew what was next, I shifted my body between Rebecca and the man so that he couldn't see what was being said next. She said, "Why is he in a wheelchair - what happened?" and then she tried to move so that she could ask him directly without giving me a chance to answer - typical Rebecca. I interrupted her and told her that was rude, she said "why - what happened?". I said how would you feel if the first thing that he asked you was "Why are you Deaf?" - she said "Fine - I was born Deaf". She missed the point. Eventually, she gave up and didn't ask him.