Your Demands Fall On Deaf Ears

| Right | August 3, 2017

(My deaf grandmother and I are shopping in a retail store. My grandmother happens to be wearing the same colored shirt and pants as the employee uniform.)

Customer: *to my grandmother whose back is turned* “Excuse me… Excuse me, ma’am. I need help… Hey, lady! Are you deaf or something? Turn around and look at me!”

Me: *I don’t even bother to get my grandma’s attention* “Excuse me, she doesn’t work here. And yes, she is deaf.”

(Luckily, there was an employee nearby who made his way over to us when he heard the commotion and diffused the rude customer quickly. My grandmother never knew the incident had even happened, and I never told her.)

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