I’m talking about intellect, wit, humour.
My family is funny. No, not funny peculiar, funny ha ha. We appreciate humour, comedy. When I was a child we used to have the radio on in the background while we ate our meals. We listened to programmes such as Round the Horne, The Clitheroe Kid,the Navy Lark, The Goons. Showing my age a little now. Anyway what I am trying to say is that we have a well developed sense of humour. Dry humour, words, wit, one liners, not slapstick, not cruel. It takes practise too, it’s like sharpening a knife.
And what made me think of this? well I’ve had a few comments on this blog and in real life about my humour, how I say amusing things, and I realised that I haven’t heard people say that in a long time. I think it’s happening again because I recently acquired some new hearing aids. They are pretty good considering what they have to deal with, and it means I can interact more. My conversation is more spontanenous, I feel more confident. I don’t have to expend energy just working out the basics, and now I have some energy left to add some frills. To let “me” out. It also means that I can join in discussions more. Not completely, not easily, but I am not on the outside so much now.
One place where I am still outside looking in is for phone calls. I need to ask people to make these for me. If its a simple message that’s great but….. There’s always a but in life. Sometimes a decision is needed, and more often than not the person making the phone call makes that decision, which leaves me out of the process. How I would like it to happen is this. A 3rd party makes a call for me. Then passes the phone to me, I speak, then the 3rdP listens and tells me what has been said, and I then speak in reply. This means that I think, I use my brain, I make decisions. If you aren’t asked to make decisions then you lose the ability. You become that cliche of deaf and dumb, not because of your ability but because you aren’t allowed to use it.
I would never, ever want to be a cliche!