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Wednesday, October 8

What Did You Say?

The list of questions I never thought I would hear just got longer.

While standing on the elevator at Children's Hospital one day, a lady on the elevator looked at me and asked, "What is that crap on your son's head?"

I'll let you guess how I responded.

14 comments:

Laurie said...

Oh my goodness. I'm sure you responded with a smile. Or maybe you used this as an opportunity to give her an education about hearing loss, deafness, and cochlear implants.

I still run into people who have no idea what a cochlear implant is, even in the medical field!

Kristen said...

I have no idea how I would have responded, but I am sure you were more polite than the answer I am thinking right now!!!

Laura's medical journey said...

How alful! Some people can be so ignorant about deaf people and cochlear implants! i would have been so angry and said "excuse me this is what makes me hear something your lucky enough to have! Thanks very much" hehe x

Hetha said...

NO WAY!!!!
OMG!

Please, tell us how you responded :-)

leahlefler said...

I'm always surprised at the gumption and ignorance of some people. I'd love to hear what you said, because I think I would have said, "it's a device which obliterates stupid people, so you'd better step back." Actually, I wouldn't have said that (always mindful of how to teach the kids to respond to dumb comments). I would have explained it in a very terse voice, but there is a big part of me that would like to say something like that!

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness. I would have gone off on them! Some people are SO ignorant :(. I'm sorry you had to put up with that!!!

Taryn said...

I think my response would have included some 4 letter words just because of how she said it. I would have so gone off on her. Stupid people pee me off.

Nicky said...

My goodness, how rude, yes please tell us how you responded :)
Nicky (Tom's mum)

Kel said...

...wow. I wouldn't have been very nice! That's so rude.

Bill and Shelly said...

I cannot believe the nerve of some people. Would they go up to someone who has glasses and ask, "what's that crap on your face?"
I am sure you handled it with grace.

Hope to see you soon.

tammy said...

Holy crap ... I'll have to take time and think about a good come back for this one! I'm not good with spare of the moment situations - I'm either dumb founded and say nothing OR complete opposite and things just come pouring out that I probably shouldn't say. Think it'd be the latter in this situation.

Drew's Mom said...

My favorite response was from Leah, which, by the way had my husband and I in tears laughing. I'm going to file that one away for the next time I run into a situation like this. Seriously.

As usual, I responded with my "He's deaf and those help him hear" response. I'm sure it wasn't said in a very nice voice, but I always find mentioning the "D" word makes people a bit uncomfortable, which is exactly what I was trying to do.

I'm sure we'll have another situation like this in the near future. People are just amazing, and sometimes not in positive ways.

Abbie said...

I would have turned around and said it is a homing beacon for stupid people.

I can't believe people these days...

Jodi Cutler Del Dottore said...

lol. Jodi