Oh god, no.
Honestly that was a really lame and horrible audist and ableist joke.
This actually sounds like a really great idea. Like, I’d love to be able to shout and scream and went and talk about my issues to someone without worrying about being judged or anticipating false sympathy or fearing the other person will hate me forever. There’s a certain peace that can be found in being able to speak absolutely freely in another person’s presence without needing them to understand, simply wanting them to be there.
Nononono. this is like treating us deafies like non-human, inanimate objects, which is very insulting.
You have cats, dogs, fishes, etc pets to do that with. Don’t ever fucking use a deaf person like that. We are humans, we have feeling. We don’t want to sit there awkwardly having no idea what you’re saying.
Do you have any idea how uncomfortable that is for us to already live through that every day of our lives? How awkward it is when you’re in a group setting and everyone is lol-ing and you have no idea why? How it is frustrating sometimes to have no idea why a person over there in a store is happy, sad, mad or w/e? How frightening it can be if someone is yelling at you but you have no idea why?
I generally don’t complain about these stuff- I’ve come to accept these as simply facts of my life, to not dwell too much on it and just focus on awesome stuff in life. (and I hate talking about these stuff with hearies b/c often people end up pitying me, which is something I really hate when that happens)
But- I get pissed off if someone tries to suggest taking advantage of that dark part of being a deaf person.