So a guy just walks into our office looking somewhat lost. I ask if I can help him, and he makes the motions to apparently signify that he can’t hear or talk, then makes writing motions so I give him pen and paper.
Okay, first off, if you are coming into a business and you know you can’t hear or talk, you would think you’d be prepared and have a writing utensil and paper. But giving him the benefit of the doubt, I give him pen and paper. And he writes something, which was about 70% illegible—the writing is bad and the grammar is worse (I think it was “Hello my name is Adrian Look for house from Gum Branch Rd country” but it looked more like “Hello my nae is Adria look from gum brand rd coutry”).
So, one would think that if you are coming into a business and you know you can’t hear or talk and you know you are going to have to write something down, you would think you would at least try to make your writing legible or you would write a coherent sentence. But giving him the benefit of the doubt, I write back “Are you looking for a specific address or do you want to buy or rent a house?” Pretty clear, in my mind. He’s either LOST and looking for an address or he wants to buy or rent.
His response? “No matter” or maybe it was no prarttn or no jvattin—hard to tell since the writing was again illegible.
So we exchange a few more writing samples, and I am getting beyond frustrated, but I want to be nice and I finally write FOR SALE OR RENT? He says “Will talk my wife if want buy house.”
GRRRRR. So I tell him we have nothing for sale or rent on that road and ask if it was maybe another agency? And he responds “I tried from airplane.”
WHAT? Is this for real? Am I on candid camera?
I felt bad, but really, what did he expect me to do? Be a mind reader?