Our provincial premier lost it yesterday and used the F-word in frustration at the legislator. I found it human and amusing. It also reminded me of the time I did that, albeit by accident.
I volunteered for a charitable organization which served the deaf and hard-of-hearing. I liked what they offered to those needing help and was often on the board. The meetings were fascinating and complicated with interpreters to keep everyone abreast of what was being said or signed. Those, like me, who didn’t sign could read everything on a large screen as well.
I wondered how they signed my name so quickly and asked. They just used ‘M’, since I was the only one on the board whose name started with that letter. Aha!
One year we had a deaf Chairman. I decided, smarty-pants that I am, to learn how to sign a little, like ‘thank you’ so I could thank him at the end of our meetings. I was shown how. I did so. He smiled. It went so well I planned to thank him again after our next meeting — in a month.
By the next month I didn’t quite remember it correctly, so apparently instead of signing ‘Thank you’, I signed something rude beginning with ‘F’. Ahem! (The word our premier used yesterday.)
The poor chairman. His face turned red with embarrassment. He shook his hands to show me that wasn’t correct. Someone else told me about my blunder. Do I embarrass easily? I just burst out laughing and asked how to sign ‘I’m sorry’.
I still think it was hilarious…
I would have laughed too, no matter which side I was on 😊
I agree with you. It WAS very funny. Thanks for reading and your comment. You make my day. Muriel
Is there anything you haven’t done, Muriel? You’re a scream and I love you for it! ❤️
Probably not Jaya: And my specialty is making a fool of myself. Just happens tonight I was having dinner with a friend who used to work there. She got there before I did and was reading my post when I arrived. She also knows the deaf man I did this to. We laughed together. Love, Muriel
What you call making a fool of yourself is being human and who hasn’t been there? Only a few have the confidence and presence of mind to deal with it. And you do! ❤️
I learned long ago during a lifetime of errors that humour works pretty well. Love you, Muriel
If I’d been there and saw and understood what you did, I’d have burst out laughing too!
Good. It was the best way to handle the situation. Plus I still remember how to sign thank you. Chuckle. All the best, Muriel
Thats funny! You handled it well!
I learned long ago that humour is the best way to manage goofs. Stay well you two. Where are you now? Cheers, Muriel
It is, indeed, hilarious. 😁😂😄😅😆
I thought so too. Thanks so much for reading. Stay safe too. I wish you well. Muriel
It was funny, but you are interested in learning new things, that’s what keeps us alive, and we humans tend to recall mostly silly mistakes and learn from them.
Happy learning Muriel
You are absolutely right Arati: We learn until the day we die, and then we learn how to do that too. So neat that you read my thoughts. All the best to you, Muriel
An interesting blog!!
Love the humour
Humour is vital to survive in my world, at least for me. We need to laugh every day, right? Cheers, Muriel
We definitely need to laugh daily!
Good for health
You’ve got it right! Enjoy….