The conversation would have got even more out of hand if the other person had not frowned at me.
“Not ‘dogsled’, ‘my dog’s dead’. Profuse apology, I felt dreadful but she was making a different point about cleaning her house being easier now. Oh, just need to get over the hiccup. It’s the one where you don’t, as a rule, explain to anyone that you have a hearing issue. I’m still in denial, I realise although who wants to hear your woes? That sort of clanger doesn’t happen often and as she said, it was two years ago. Still, I was working out how a dogsled could have anything to do wite autumn, when I should have been listening.
It’s so easy to be the talker isn’t it? Then no-one can ask you any questions!! If you’re not a talker, you don’t say anything in case you get it wrong but that’s not a happy way to be. So next time will I explain or not? It depends on the kindness of the face and whether I know them really well. It is no point explaining to strangers unless one of their chief attributes is kindess. They do exist; I know four and that’s just the guys.
The reason I heard ‘sled’? I had taken the hearing-aid off and forgotten to put it back on. My question is does anyone ever forget to put their glasses back on after they’ve been exercising etc?
Have a better hearing week than this one!
- 42 Things I Love About Banff, Canada (in the winter) (landlopers.com)
- Plenty of Snow and Activities Planned for the 6th Annual Mush for a Cure Sled Dog FUNdraiser on Minnesota’s Gunflint Trail (prweb.com)
- The Undisputed King of Dogsled Tourism (In Poikkijärvi, Sweden) (outsideonline.com)
- another autumn fix (twenty8pagesofpaper.wordpress.com)