My new neighbour tried to talk to me in sign language because he assumed I was deaf!
Oh, my gosh! I thought my experience was bad!
Really, he thought you were deaf. Because of the various difficulties many of us have with Speech, it’s not totally unreasonable for this assumption to be made. I hope you were able to put him right.
Yeow! It takes all kinds, I guess
You’re right I should have told him but I was a total coward and have avoided him like the plague ever since! Sorry.
Don’t feel bad about it Anna. I hope you didn’t think I was referring to giving him a full run down about Ataxia. There’s always a time and place for that sort of thing, and it’s never when you’re in an embarrassing situation. I just meant that hopefully you were able to reassure him that you weren’t actually deaf, but instead had speech difficulties