What did you say??
I’ve been going through old emails and files, trying to find the story that Dave typed up about how we met and fell in love. It used to be up on a personal website of mine that I started in the late ’90s but it’s been taken down and I have no idea where I saved the HTML files that used to be up there.
Anyway, I found this email that I sent to one of my mailing lists on February 8, 1999. (Dave and I had known each other about a year at this point.) It just cracked me up, re-reading it, and it’s one of the funny examples of what it’s like to be in a relationship where both parties have a hearing loss. Here’s the email, word for word:
“Here’s an example of some of the goofy things Dave and I mishear:
Last night we were getting ready to watch The Practice, and I had this total taste for cookies. <g> Dave asked me if I’d have a cup of coffee, if he made a small pot. I said sure, and then I said, “And would you partake in a cookie with me?”
He gives me this little grin and says, “Well, no, not tonight…but thank you for the offer!”
Just the way he said it and the little grin he gave me made me think he misheard me…so I said “Wait a minute…what did you think I said???”
He said, “Would you partake in a quickie with me?”
Then I told him I was offended he would have turned me down…LOL…but when I told him what I really had said, we couldn’t stop laughing!
Too funny! I teased him all night about that!! <g> ”
….back to 2008 here. 😀 I’m not sure if anyone still uses that <g> symbol to denote “grin”. I actually do still use it sometimes and I’ve found I have to explain to people what it means. That really makes me feel old!! 🙂