Deaf Life

There are times in my life when I’m out in public with a hearing friend or family member. A stranger will pass by, look my way and say something that I don’t hear. But the tone that I detect and the expression on the stranger’s face makes me think it was something rude.

When I ask my hearing friend or family member what the stranger had said, they refuse to tell me. This frustrates me and makes me feel betrayed. All I can think is the stranger noticed I have cerebral palsy and made a nasty comment about it, but I don’t know that for sure.

Why do my hearing friends or family members not want to help clear these things up?

2 thoughts on “Deaf Life”

  1. im not sure if this can clear things up or not but hopefully it will help. It would be very unusual and very unlikely for an adult to ever say something rude or nasty to anyone for no reason, especially someone with CP or any disability, people just dont do that. So it sounds to me like its just a misunderstanding. Also any friend or family member wouldnt just stand there and allow someone to do something like that without defending them.

  2. There are a lot of assholes in the world. I wouldn’t say it’s most people, but there are people who have issues with people with disabilities.

    But I don’t know for sure if these people made a rude comment me. That is the point. When I asked a friend or family member who were present, they wouldn’t tell me what the stranger had said. So, I don’t know what was actually said.

    This isn’t about whether the stranger said something rude. It’s about my friends and family members refusing to tell me what the stranger said.

    I hate being told “It doesn’t matter.” or some other thing when I don’t hear what someone said, whether it was rude or not. I want to know what was said.

    This has not happened recently, it was just something I was thinking about the other day. By posting this, I wasn’t really expecting answers. I was expressing how much I hate it. Please, when I ask you to, tell me what people say when I don’t hear them. Don’t try to protect me.

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