I bet this is the only hearing-related site on the entire internet that includes the words "boob tape." I'm not trying to be crass with my latest blog post. It's a TRUE embarrassing story of bluffing gone wrong - a hearing habit most people with hearing loss can relate to!
My bluffing stories are ENDLESS and they aren't all gaffes. Here's a bluffing success story:
Several years ago, my husband and I went out for Valentine's Day at what many considered the hottest restaurant in town (Spoon and Stable, for Twin Cities readers). It was very fancy and also very loud, with its echoey acoustics and open kitchen. We checked in for our long-awaited reservation. The host came out from behind the stand, saying something I couldn't hear at all, and started walking toward me, arms extended. The window for asking 'what?' was closing rapidly. She kept walking toward me, like she was... reaching for something? Was she asking if she could hang up my coat?! I was about 85% sure that's what was going on, though it was not a thing I was used to at restaurants. I had a choice to make: stand there and act like a yokel who doesn't go to trendy downtown restaurants, or hand her my coat and risk being THAT PERSON who presumptuously treats the host like a butler. My world went to slow motion. I took off my coat. I went for it. I pressed my coat into the host's hands. Cue 'Psycho' violin screech. She hung it in the closet like everything was normal.
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