I’m just back from almost 2 weeks in England visiting friends and family. Much as I enjoyed seeing everyone and catching up, it was exhausting. All that listening, and conversation, all that noise. I have a very low tolerance for loud noises and after a while I am reduced to tears by it. By loud noises I mean a few people talking at once, and many times there was more than one person talking at once. Oh my thats so hard to deal with.
We were all very excited to be together, and we gabbled on and on, telling stories, cracking jokes. I missed half of it, I’m sure my mum did too.
The flying bit was ok. Air Canada scheduled flights so no sardine tin impressions. On the way out they let me preboard so I wasnt left worrying what all the announcements were. Once on the plane one of the attendants asked me if I lipread and then she told me where the emergency exits were and asked me to read the emergency info. Thoughtful, very thoughtful. They also came by and told me what a couple of the inflight announcements were. On the way back they weren’t so attentive but they were happy to write down what they were saying when I asked them so that was no problem. Oh, and the inflight entertainment was OK. No closed captions but some foreign movies with subtitles. I watched japanese, korean, spanish and italian films. I did try to see if the French language entertainment would have English subtitles in the foriegn films section, but no luck there. Slightly annoyed not to have the same choice of movies and TV shows as the English and French speaker, but at least I had something to watch. I must email AC and ask why they don’t have closed captions.
And ceramic soup? well I misheard tiramisu didn’t I, also creme brulee, which I heard as scrambled eggs. Close, very close.