Getting Lippy With The Professor

| NY, USA | Learning | July 11, 2015

(I am hard of hearing and use an FM system in lectures at university, which requires the professor to wear a lapel mic that transmits directly to my hearing aids. A lot of my professors are resistant and/or have difficulty getting their heads around it. One day, halfway through the semester, a notoriously jumpy professor comes up to me with an absolutely horrified expression.)

Jumpy Professor: “I just realized. This system. It means that you’ll know it if I, um, if I say, uh, bad words at the projector.”

Me: *trying not to laugh* “Yes…”

(The professor goes white and forgets to breathe for a moment. As soon as he’s breathing normally again…)

Me: “…but I also read lips, so I would have known anyway.”

Professor: *whimpers*

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