At work the other night, a Deaf couple came through the drive through. I was able to communicate with them, after we figured out how to adjust the lighting to see each other.
I work at a pharmacy as a tech. A couple had come through the drive through to pick up a Rx. Due to insurance changes, we couldn’t take their insurance anymore. The tech that was helping them initially had no idea how to communicate with them about the changes. After I figured out what was going on, I was able to explain to them and help them get switched to a pharmacy they could use. It was nice being able to do something no one else could do in a job where I’m still “the new kid” and so confused by all the new processes.
Then next day at a Girl Scout cookie booth, we had a Deaf customer. Again, I was able to help him. Peanut looked at me very confused. It’s been a long time since she’s seen me actively using my signing. It was nice to show her a piece of what I can do.
These little adventures help reassure me that I’m on the right path again. Maybe I was supposed to go into interpreting long ago….?
Hope your weekend has been peaceful and enjoyable!
~Maybe, when I grow up