LOUD TIMERS IN KITCHEN
In restaurant kitchens, hearing chefs use loud
clock timers to tell them that dishes on the stove
and oven are ready to be taken out and served.
When these restaurants hire deaf chefs, there
are no big, visible, alerting timers to tell
the the food is finished with cooking.
WHY DEAF AVOID DEAF?
Why do many deaf people avoid the deaf? Hard
to say because if you ask them they won’t admit
they avoid the deaf.
Possible reasons – refuse to learn ASL;
belief they are better than deaf; parents told
them to avoid deaf; they hear better because
of CI or hearing aid and can chat with hearing;
ashamed of deafness, etc.
Good or bad? Hard to say.
TALE OF TWO BIG HOTEL CHAINS
DeafDigest editor and wife traveled to New York
and Massachusetts and stayed at hotels under a big
The hotel in Massachusetts showed no captions on
TV sets in the lobby. The hotel in New York showed
captions on all TV sets in the lobby.
Does Massachusetts hotel general manager have
bad attitude or is lazy to turn on captions?
A SAD DEAF PRISON STORY
In a midwest city, a deaf ooach of a
deaf basketball club could not find enough
players to have a team. He gave up.
Reason? Few of his best players were