It’s so funny, it ought to be a plot for a TV sitcom. Oh, wait a minute, it is. Remember Spin City? It was a comedy back in the late 1990s that starred Michael J. Fox. In one episode, titled “Deaf Becomes Her,” an office temp's attempt at sign language during a press conference offends the deaf community, and a leading advocate for deaf rights threatens to demonstrate at City Hall.
|Office temp "interprets" the mayor's remarks|
On the other end of the spectrum, if you want to see an exemplary use of sign language that even hearing people can relate to, look up allyballybabe on YouTube. She interprets contemporary music, including many Taylor Swift songs, and shows how a skilled interpreter can translate not only the words of the song, but also the emotions as well.
Speaking of being offended, I was offended yesterday at my distressing lack of sales. I was 0 for Amazon (my term for not selling anything on the big river) until last evening, and Ebay was no better, with only a couple of sales. Granted, we are closing in on the mailing deadlines, but that was ridiculous. Here’s hoping today is better.
Happy sales everyone.