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many-deaf-cousins

BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT OTHER DEAF PEOPLE
Many deaf people have so many deaf cousins that
they can’t remember which cousin is with which
mother and father, etc.
A deaf friend was saying bad things about
another deaf person. His friend told him that
this deaf person is his very distant cousin,
but could not remember if it was 4th or 5th or
6th cousin, etc!

deaf-hate-behind-backs

SOMETHING THAT DEAF PEOPLE HATE THE MOST
What is something that the deaf people hate
the most?
That hearing people stand behind their backs
(elevators, line at fast food restaurant,
movie ticket windows, etc). Hearing people
try to talk to the deaf person without realizing
they are deaf!
Deaf people hate it the most.

deaf-feel-dog-leash-vibrations

DOG LEASH VIBRATIONS
What is a Dog Leash Vibration? A deaf person’s
dog would howl when he hears sirens from fire truck
or police car.
The howl causes the dog leash to vibrate! This
tells the deaf person that the dog howls for a
reason!

sign-language-at-fast-food

PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT SIGN LANGUAGE FAST FOOD PEOPLE
DeafDigest is puzzled. For many years he went
to Starbucks, McDonalds and other fast food
places. From time to time a hearing worker, knowing
sign language, would communicate with him.
No big deal! Yet, more and more newspaper
stories are written about Sign Language workers
at Starbucks, Chick-fil-A use sign language
with deaf customers.
Very amazing or no big deal?

deaf-frat-member

DEAF MEMBER OF HEARING COLLEGE FRATERNITY
A deaf member of a hearing college fraternity
was given a new-member hazing.
He, and new members of hearing college fraternity
were blindfolded and dumped at a park, a long
distance away from their college campus.
During the car ride to the secret location,
the hearing frat members could communicate with
each other by voice. The deaf Frat member was
stuck – alone, blind and abandoned!

deaf-whole-foods

 

Whole Foods supermarket has a great policy.
Their dining area, for people that eat their
buffet meals, has many TV sets.
All of their TV sets are captioned at all
times.
DeafDigest editor learned that it was a
Whole Foods policy.