Actually - I very rarely use that line.
My stock "I didn't hear a word you just said" lines are,
What was that?
Beg your pardon?
Could you please speak up?
I'm sorry, I missed what you said.
But not, huh. I reserve that for when I'm trying to annoy the man I live with. What - I do that? Okay...occasionally, yes, I do. It keeps life interesting, okay?
So. Apparently I'm going to have to come up with some new lines. I imagine they will be along the lines of,
sshhhh...not so loud
I'm right here, you don't have to hollor!
I'm not deaf, you know!
I pretty much failed the hearing test. The gal who was giving it to me happened to have laryngitis which was cause for a few good jokes. I mean, seriously, working for the hearing impaired and you can only talk in a whisper? We had a few good laughs. Turns out then that she knew me from my morning walks around town - I walk by her daily as she's dropping of her child at the Catholic school in town.
And because she had laryngitis, she couldn't give me the 'repeat this word after me' part of the test. I always thought that was a recorded thing - I had asked her, 'wait - I don't have to take the repeat after me part of the test?" (I was secretly relieved...I hate that part, I always bomb it) And she replied that no - for two reasons, one...she gives that portion and well...she couldn't talk and two - I failed the hearing test pretty badly, no need to make me fail again.
So there it is.
The good news is, it's all fluid which tubes will take care of. So I'll get tubes - the newer T-Tube variety since I just happened to mention that I stopped getting them years ago because they always fall out within 6 months. Apparently this is new since the last time I got tubes and they are made to stay in longer. I'm cool with that.
I was also a little bit nervous about the prospect of getting them installed (heh) in the office...I distinctly remember having a tube adjusted in the office back in my highschool years and I blacked out when they moved it.
I really didn't want to do that again - it's a very distinct memory.
As luck would have it, that's out of my hands, apparently my canals are unusually small and he'd like to do it in outpatient anyway. Phew. I'll take small canals.
And the tubes.
Sometime next month - but not St. Ignace Friday - the husband made sure to tell me that. Huh?