I’m really pissed off all of sudden. When I was mowing the lawn, the lady who lives across the street came up to my fence to talk to me. Except I can’t hear a damn thing she’s saying. I told her I left my phone in the house and explained the Live Transcribe app that I have on the phone, and that I would get it. She knows I’m deaf.
So, I turned to head inside to get the phone, and she starts calling me back to the fence. I went back to the fence, and she just keeps talking and I can’t fucking hear her. I wanted to get my phone, but I didn’t want to be rude by walking away.
I’m reminded of a couple years ago, when she asked to me to have a beer and visit with her in her front yard. For a while, during that visit, she was willing to write what she was trying to say in a notebook, but at some point she decided that she didn’t want to do that anymore and insisted on just talking to me. That’s why I haven’t been back to visit.