If someone wants to build a new and big football stadium –
there are a lot of hassles. Must get approvals and permits for
construction, environmental study, traffic study, economic
impact, neighborhood association approval, etc, etc. Often
takes many months to get all permits approved. And there
are lawsuits by those that don’t want a stadium.
A permit for a small clubhouse permit for a deaf club
easy to get?
No. Same thing. Same hassles just like a football
It is hard to believe.
Sometimes it is hard to tell if a friendly hearing
person is popular with his hearing friends.
This hearing person is very friendly with the deaf,
always smiling, always joking, always cheerful, etc.
But if many hearing people hate him and don’t tell you
about it, then it can be awkward sometimes!
PERFECT SPEECH DEAF PERSON PREFER INTERPRETER
Many perfect-speech deaf person prefers
interpreters to speak out for them.
These hearing people can easily understand
the perfect-speech deaf people? Why interpreter?
A perfect-speech deaf person said that
interpreters prevent misunderstandings.
This is a strange explanation.
TRYING TO LIPREAD A PURE ORALIST
Why is it so difficult to read the lips
of some deaf pure oralists? These pure
oralists know nothing about gestures
(that hearing people understand).
Oralists that know some ASL are
easier to lipread!
FATHER OF ORAL DEAF KID SPEAKS TO DEAFDIGEST EDITOR
Recently, a father of an oral deaf kid chatted
with DeafDigest editor.
If a son is deaf, the father should always
try to speak slow to make lipreading easier.
But with DeafDigest editor, the father
spoke very fast and lipreading was impossible.
This is strange!
HIGHWAY AMBER ALERT DISPLAY SIGNS DIFFICULT FOR DEAF
Sometimes we drive on highways and see the “Amber
Alert emergency alert” display signs. They are
asking drivers to call an emergency number if
they know the driver trying to get away.
A hearing driver, seeing the emergency sign,
can use his cell phone, while driving and inform
The deaf person has to pull over and stop
on the shoulder because driving and texting is
GOVERNMENT AGENCY GLAD DEAF QUIT JOB
A deaf person was popular with everyone at
the government agency. Everyone liked her and
respected her a lot. They felt she was a smart
But when the deaf person quit the agency for
another job, the agency was very happy. Why
Because she cost the agency a lot of money
every year in interpreting fees!
ASL OR GESTURES
Often we walk on the streets and see someone
moving their hands.
Is it ASL or just hearing gestures? We often
don’t know and watch that person for about 30
seconds to make sure which is he – deaf or hearing!