Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A conspiracy

My wife and I got out of the house for a bit, just the two of us. I haven't been on a 'date' with her in so long, I don't remember the last time.
With my implant on the fritz, we relied on our usual lip reading, sign language and eye contact. Hey, don't knock the body language people.
The kind of week I've been having was pretty stressful. I told her where ever we went had to serve beer.
Maybe I've been with the kids for too long. I wanted to eat at a place that doesn't serve happy meals.
We ended up at a sports bar that served snack food BBQ.
My wife and I were immediately shown to a seat and we waited for our server. And we waited. And we waited some more. I should have timed it. We went through one whole set of commercials, part of the game and the next set of commercial started before our server made an appearance. Surrounded as we were by big screen TV's, it shouldn't have been surprising they were playing the previous nights game on TV. I asked them if they could turn on the captions, which no one knew how to do. I'll give him credit, the server did try and adjust the nearest screen, but with no luck.
Which brings me up to my next idea. For the longest time, I've been thinking of starting a second blog devoted to deaf culture stuff. The first thing I want to do is post about 'deaf friendly' businesses.
The Regal Cinemas I mentioned a few posts ago would get a 7 or 8 out of ten. Then this wing stop would get maybe a 5. I'd write up a review like I was some kind of secret shopper. I'd have to come up with some sort of system for the rating, but I think it's do able. What do you all think?


Robert Fedick said...

Do it on this blog. You already have some traction here. Unless you want some branding for the blog or that definitive separation from these ideas, I'd say just do it here.

Will Malone said...

Good point. I don't want to make it seem like it's the only thing I'm going to talk about.