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Subject:Scenes from the bus commute this morning
Time:08:46 pm
Woman sitting next to me: (Says something that sounded to me like the grown-ups from Peanuts because I am hard of hearing. Amazingly enough, this is why I usually wear a hearing aid.)
Me: I'm sorry, what?
Woman: I said, are you aware that you look like Jesus Christ?
Me: I... >_> people have told me that before, yes.
Woman: I mean that as a compliment. You look like Jesus Christ. That is a compliment.
Me: >_> Thank you.

(I try to get back to working on my novel, and eventually become vaguely aware that she is trying to get my attention again. She tries to ask me something and I fail to understand her question no fewer than three times because I am hard of hearing.)

Woman: (Waa waa waaa?)
Me: Hmm?
Woman: (Waa waa waaa?)
Me: I'm sorry, what?
Woman: (Waa waa waaa?)
Me: Um...
Woman: Never mind, I'll figure it out. Thank you!
(She gets off the bus)
Me: ... Okay.
(I get back to working on my novel)
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davidn
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Time:2015-08-07 06:57 pm (UTC)
"Are you aware..."? What a bizarre way to say it.

I've never noticed you having problems when talking to you - do you usually have it in when on Skype, or are headphones different?
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kjorteo
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Time:2015-08-07 07:09 pm (UTC)
Hearing someone through full ear-covering headphones in an otherwise silent living-by-myself sort of room is slightly easier than hearing someone on a crowded, moving bus, yes. :)

I was going to edit this to add that things will be trickier at RF, but I'll be wearing my hearing aid then. Which still isn't perfect (I was wearing it during this bus encounter, too, for all the good it did) but that should hopefully at least bring the number of times I have to ask people in the zoo to repeat themselves back down to the average acceptable levels where everyone has to ask that because it's the zoo.

Edited at 2015-08-07 07:12 pm (UTC)
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