Two deaf men were walking across the street,
chatting with each other. One is an American,
the other was an immigrant from a Third World

A car was coming up. The deaf immigrant didn’t
see the car; the American gently tapped on his
shoulder to tell him to move over to let the
car go through.

The deaf immigrant suddenly made an ugly face
and clenched his fists – bracing himself for a

It was very scary. The deaf immigrant thought
the shoulder-tapping meant – ready to get into
a violent fight!