Yesterday, a friend I hadn’t seen for ages, came over for the day. We were walking down the street and suddenly she swopped sides so that she was walking on the outside.
“You’ll hear me better if I’m nearest the traffic.”
Such a simple gesture, so profound its impact on me; I was happy all day. She just thought about my hearing and her natural compassionate instinct told her what to do.
If you’re hard-of-hearing, you know that the result depends on your hearing level that day, where you are and what else is going on around you. Another person blocks the noise as the sound has to go round them and you are effectively in their shadow. For me, it was the thought that meant the most.
So to the husbands out there, never mind the coat over a puddle. That’s been done, so old hat. Go on make your loved one’s day.
Have a great week.