It was the first time I saw her speaking with someone. She was on the other side of the library hall with one of my friend. They shared a laughter as I approach there, and it appeared like they enjoyed their moment. I greeted my friend and said “Hi” to the Miss. I realized that I will get late to catch the bus so I gave a quick hug to my friend and said goodbye to the Miss. 🙂

The next day, I was sitting on a couch in the corridor, waiting for my next class. There she came, walking in my direction. Her class was next to my class, so she sits and waits. “Hi” I greeted her. She said nothing. :/ Maybe she didn’t hear it. I stood up and moved to my class as my professor entered the classroom. 🤓

I didn’t really know, “If she heard and ignored me, or didn’t she heard my salutation?” I asked myself. 🤔
The class got over. It was an interesting session, but I was very tired. Heading towards the bus station, I saw her walking to-and-fro the bus stop. “So she also takes the bus?” I asked myself. Maybe this time, she will hear my salutation. When I reached the bus stop, I said in a loud voice “Good Afternoon”. Now it was confirmed, I know she won’t reply. 😳

Two weeks later, I was in the Math center, helping junior students with their homework. She came, passed by, and sat down. Miss was really silent. I was able to notice she had a problem, she needed help, but she won’t call the Math tutor. Then she raises her hand and made a sign to call the tutor. Why can’t she just say “Excuse me, sir?” I asked myself. Here my friend came, she greeted me and I greet her back. 🙂

“Can you please help my friend?” my friend asks.
“Sure, I will.” I replied.
“Thanks, and please be patient with her; she is deaf.” 😐

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191 thoughts on “Salutation

  1. this is a wonderful short story! I’m deaf in my right ear so sometimes I get people yelling at me why I didn’t answer them when they were talking to me. If they were behind me I may not have heard them, or if they were on my right side whispering I didn’t hear them. I always get the remark when people are annoyed “what are you deaf?” “why yes, yes I am. sorry I didn’t hear you what did you say?”

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    1. Hi Lissa, I am glad that you found the story good.
      Oh people, they just want to be heard. 🙂 I understand, that happens. But I believe we still have people around who talk through eyes and care for one another. 🙂
      Take care of yourself, and hey you can hear me. 🙂


  2. OMG! This remind or an #UBERstory from the Philippines which Uber Philippines made a video. The thought that she might be deaf came to my mind before I could even finish the whole thing and I wasn’t wrong. Anyway. It’s good that you didn’t yell at her or something that could offend her. But wait,. it isn’t a real story, is it?

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      1. Ah! Thats fine. Sometimes in life you see and meet the unexpected or unimagined. This was one of them, but was as beautiful, sweet and brave it could have been. Thanks Erma! Happy that you found it good.

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  3. Lol…I suspected that would be the case. But, yeah, trouble with us, humans, is the fact that we easily judge based on our feelings and impressions and not really from what is actually the case. It is an amusing story btw. I wanted to “like” it but cannot find the button. I am a tech-dummy in case you are wondering. 😛

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    1. Thank you so much! I guess the like button must be around but your comment is enough for the feed. Great to have your thoughts in. 😊


  4. Hahaha, this made me chuckle in the end because my initial reaction was judgement on the Miss! Which goes to show how quickly we are inclined to jump to conclusions based on assumption. #smh 🤔😶🙄

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    1. Feels very different until unless you know them completely.. something that makes you feel awful with a smile that is just to hide away your feeling. Thanks for reading!!


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