I was talking to a friend of mine earlier today who has a hearing problem. He’s had it most of his life, and has worn hearing aids to make up for his inability to hear. He was telling me about a lecture he had attended, and about halfway through one of his hearing aids’ batteries went out. As luck would have it, the other shortly followed. I thought about horrible it could have been if I were without my hearing and how awkward it would feel to be sitting in a lecture hall and suddenly NOT hear anything.
I seriously doubt they had closed captioning service there!
So he closes his story and I asked what he did to pass the time since he could no longer hear the speaker. He replied, “I slept.” I think I gave him a funny look … he then says, “When you’re deaf and bored to Hell and back — why not!”
Why not indeed. :)