So every single time I go voice off, use paper/pen/phone notes, sign language when I’m ordering … coffee or food. It has become a thing that I ALWAYS get a :) or compliment written on my cup or food bag.
So I always shared it with my Deaf friends that “This is the 4th time I went to *coffee shop* and GOT A FREAKING :) ON MY CUP!” I swear one time I went to Tim Hortons, voice off paper/pen communication… I got a “Have a good day :)” On my cup.
Now it has become a routine and a thing between my Deaf friends and I that whenever we all or individually go out somewhere and use Sign Language or someone sees us using Sign Language… we usually get a :) on our order/cup/food bag/whatever it is. So we immediately send each other pictures of what we got from what restaurant/place.
We are counting 15 right now.
Why is it that when hearing people see Deaf people signing or those who use paper/pen to communicate they think of us as “inspiration” that we got out of the house to go order stuff! We normal people here, we just have different way of communicating to you. Don’t get all sappy on us.
Trust me, I’ve tried voicing, telling them I’m deaf and i Need them to speak up… I got no smiley face on my order but more impatience from them. But when I go voice off, deaf, signing to order… i get a smiley face??? what.