Hey, when you start talking to someone who is wearing headphones, you know what risk you’re taking.
Yes… but to what? :)
This happens to me sometimes… My wearable pipes some external sounds (english words, mostly, but voice-detection is still a fuzzy science at best) into my headset, and blocks out the rest… but I forget that other people with headphones are effectively deaf.
It’s kinda interesting.
Also, my group knows some sign-language for when we go clubbing… is that common?
No, but it should be!
I know small amounts of extremely rudimentary sign language, which is entirely useless because I don’t know anyone irl that is into that. But if anyone signs me asking where the [T handsign, slight repetitive rotation] is….. I’m on top of it!
I’ve been informed that GWS did some strips about it during a period of time I spent in Calgary.
My wearable covers it for my cyborg friends, but it doesn’t much help mundanes, so we learned a bit of ASL, and it’s turned out to be wonderfully useful. I don’t usually go clubbing, but I like to feel like I helped…
Hey, I can say “nice to see you”, and “thank you”. Mind you, I only learned that so I could say something to my deaf customers.
When I use my computer I wear headphones that block out (Or at least muffle) the sounds around me, and yet when somebody calls me from the other side of the house they come in crystal clear. It may be sensitive hearing, but I think the headphones might have something to do with it.
Oh, and it’s a Microsoft Headset for business or some s**t.
I get that, too! But my headphones are $20 headphones from Wal-Mart
Rule number one when talking to someone wearing headphones: Hold for a moment and think about whether the person actually wants to be talked to and if what you want to say is of any importance.
If you decide to talk to them yet, rule number two comes into play: Check first whether or not they can hear you and will listen to what you say.
I found wearing headphones to be a rather effective way to prevent being talked to when you want your quiet. Don’t even have to listen to something, just clearly wearing them keeps most people away.
Yeah… the risk of sparing that someone the trouble of hearing that very same song yet again. Right?
I do hereby quash the rumours of my only listening to one song:
“I have an iPod but sometimes I forget to charge it and have to listen to my phone which has only one song on it”
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