Personal Narrative: My Experience With Two Deaf People

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On Thursday, February 23, I had an interesting encounter with 2 deaf people and 1 hard-of-hearing person at a restaurant. I never saw it coming, but I’m so happy it happened.
On our way home from church, we decided to pick up something to-go for dinner, so we decided to pick something up at Denny’s. While waiting for the food to be ready, an elderly man came up to us trying to sell us a spinning top. He explained that it was out of support for finding the cure for prostate cancer. My father, feeling sorry for the man, decided to buy it from him. He got overjoyed and it made us both smile to see the man so lively.
The man cheerfully walked back to his seat with his to other friends and started signing to them. I saw them struggling placing their order, so when I saw that, I decided to go up to them help them whilst I waited for our dinner. The three elderly ones got awfully ecstatic to see a young hearing person sign to them in their maternal language. One even started crying of joy!
They helped me a bit with new food words like steak, fish, potatoes, broccoli, sandwich, onions, onion rings, pepper, etc. so I could order what they wanted. As I ordered for them, one tapped my arm to get my attention. He wanted me to ask the waitress a question about the meal he ordered.
After helping them place their
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They kept telling me stay a few more minutes, that they had never met such a young hearing person majoring in Interpreting and that they wanted me to keep telling them my story and about my life. They gave me advice for my career, and for my life. Eventually, I said I had to say goodnight and depart because my family was waiting for me at home, so we all said goodnight and I walked away. When I was reaching the door, I heard a stomping noise, so I turned around and the three of them were waving their hands smiling and saying goodnight and to drive

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