Wednesday, June 27, 2007

If they only knew

A week ago Casey and I were running late on our joint journey to work and had to take a later than usual train. Consequently we couldn't sit next to each other. We had to do the next best thing and sit next to each other with the aisle between us, both at a table.

I was reading my Linguistics of British Sign Language book (which is really good) and one of the two people sitting in front of Casey whispered to the other: 
"That woman is learning to sign. I wonder if she is deaf."

I didn't hear them and it wasn't until later when Casey relayed to me what they said that I was laughing. Casey restrained hirself from telling them that I was learning sign because my hearing is a bit wacky.


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