There are 2 stories that relate to deafness happening that I wanted to share in this space. They are both worthy of much excitement, although for entirely different reasons.
Let's start with the happy story. Pepsi is running a super bowl ad that will be silent with deaf actors. I'm actually going to tune into the super bowl (possibly for the first time ever) just to see this ad that is supposedly very humorous. Here's the story:
And for the bad: My friend Karen at the blog A Deaf Mom Shares Her World (the one I gave the Nice Matters Award to awhile back) was recently denied service in a drive-thru window at a Steak -n- Shake because she was unable to place her order at the speaker. When she told the worker that she was deaf and unable to hear him at the speaker he waved her on, even threatening to call the police for holding up the line in the drive-thru. He picked the wrong person to mess with! Fox and ABC have covered the story! (Insert evil laugh here).
And also in bad news land, I'm sick and SICK of being sick! Lord help me, I'm going to turn into the whiniest person on earth if I dont' get over this soon.