By Stairs? Noooooo - 15/09/2015 22:31 - United States - San Leandro
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Some people are just really insecure about themselves. I know if I'm out running errands looking disheveled (because yoga pants are for running errands, right?) with my back brace on and a gaggle of women start laughing at something I'll anxiously think they're laughing at me.
And even if they were offencive, would it have mattered? If I were having fun with somebody and all of a sudden a woman would show up and 1. inaccurately accuse me of insulting her and 2. interrupting my fun, I wouldn't be very nice to her anymore. So why should I still think neutrally about her? Plus she wont read this anyway!
Since I'm autistic, I am occasionally nonverbal and experience a lot of auditory overload so quite often I put on noise cancelling headphones and use ASL to speak to my partner. So many people stare at us, or ask if we're deaf, or try to talk to us, and it's so rude. One person interrupted our private conversation to tell us, also in ASL, about a particular Bible. People have some weird ass sense of entitlement when it comes to seeing people signing in public.
I never understood why the bombard people with jesus thing was supposed to be effective. "I want to tell you about the comfort and peace my religion can bring...by interrupting you...and not letting you leave...and embarrassing you in public...and not listening to your point of view." Yup. Very convincing.
I agree with 34, it's very rude to go up and interrupt someone just to ask if they're deaf. It's also stupid and pointless, because a) if they're conversing in sign language it's usually (yes, I know not always! but usually) safe to assume at least one of them is deaf, so really, why bother? Just leave them alone. And b) if they are deaf they won't be able to hear your question and possibly won't be able to understand or answer you, so again, why bother? Just leave them alone. Decide for yourself whatever you want to think and go about your business.
30, people interrupting private conversations between my partner and I to ask verbal questions when neither of us are communicating verbally is actually quite rude. If you were speaking in French or Mandarin or something, and someone came up to you to ask nosy questions in English, interrupting your conversation, you'd probably be pretty peeved.