Deaf: Well kind of. I wear hearing aids. At least I should be. I had an appointment with the audiologist on Friday after school. Now it is by phone. But wait! An appointment by phone I think… but I am deaf! How am I going to hear? And what does after school really mean these days? Well it WAS after 3:00. Now it has been changed to 1:30 on Monday by phone during school hours. Yikes! I should probably change that. Which leads to DUMB. It seems everything I am doing is just plain DUMB! I can’t remember a thing.
Dumb: Not dumb in the lack of speech manner, but, unfortunately, the regular stupid DUMB. I put the trash in recycling and the recycling in trash, I get up to go somewhere and then I forget where I am going. I can’t remember which latest proclamation explains what about what. Is it just me? My mom has Alzheimer’s. Am I already there? Yikes! I hope that my dumbness is just from these times of COVID.
Blind: This morning I woke up and I couldn’t see straight. I wandered around feeling dizzy and covering one eye after the other. Next, I peered in the mirror. Were my contacts both still there? After I poked around a bit, ( not a good idea especially during COVID times), I decided I needed new ones. Oh that’s right! 2 weeks ago before the COVID lock down swung into gear, I had planned on getting a new pair of glasses and ordering new contacts. I had just used the last pair.. but,,,, due to Corona, I didn’t go out and shop. And then I forgot..(Remember Dumb?). So I have no contact replacement and am wearing my fiance’s readers. I already have a phobia of having to look at my less than lovely face on video. The reading glasses don’t help.
Maybe, if this goes on long enough, I will become too deaf, dumb, and blind to remember. Some things are worth forgetting.
Just another dumb piece of communication during times of COVID.