Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Toilet--A Very Important Sign

This is a post about...well, about nothing, really. I was mulling over possible blog posts, and this came to mind. Okay then. For those of you who don't know, I've been deaf since birth. Obviously, most people don't know sign language, so when my mother would drop me off with a babysitter or at a church group or some sort of organization that was charged with watching me for a few hours, she would always show the person in charge one VERY IMPORTANT SIGN. Not help. Not food. Not water. Nope.

She showed the sign for toilet (or bathroom--same sign). Here's a link to it: http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/TOILET

I've always found this amusing, but it makes total sense. I remember using it only once, though, when I really had to go. I was a painfully shy kid. Still am (but not a kid). I believe I am more "myself" online when I don't have to worry about groups and communication issues--or in person when I'm drunk or I've really gotten to know someone. 

Annnnd...I guess this blog post really has no point. Carry on. ;-)



Susan Mitchell said...

I now know the sign for toilet/bathroom. I think your mother was very wise to cut to the chase for you. Finding the bathroom is much more critical than the snack. I had an event in the West Indies when I was in crisis and could not seem to hit on the right term, perhaps in a French section? It was rediculously obvious when I did, but I nearly had an accident before I figured it out. Your momma did right by you.

Q. Kelly said...

I agree 100%! I love telling this story.