Must Be Water In My Ears

bucket full of ripe apples is in the garden grass in the rays of sunsetA woman came to my work premise yesterday (this week I am working in the medical field) and she approached me explaining that she needed some advice about apple-bobbing. Or at least that’s what I thought she said!

She explained that she finds it really painful. She wondered if there is anything she can do to make it less painful.

My eyes glazed over slightly. I asked here where exactly she feels the pain. She said everywhere and anywhere she does it.

Puzzled blonde two females stand close to each other, curve lipsStill eager to understand what it was about apple-bobbing that was causing her pain, I asked if it was her sinuses that were painful. She looked confused, more confused than I looked. She asked what I meant.

So I asked is her pain more internal or external. She replied that it is only external. So, to clarify I asked, so it is the outside of your skin where you feel pain? She confirmed that it was.

I pointed to my own face and asked exactly where it hurts – is it when her face comes into contact with the water. She pointed to the area above her top lip and said it hurts there and also under her arms. Then she told me her legs don’t hurt. I was just baffled. Absolutely baffled!

Well…it turns out I had a worse problem than she did…a hearing problem. You know I mentioned apple-bobbing at the start of this post…well, it turns out the issue she was having had nothing at all to do with dunking her face into a bucket of apples floating in water. Epilating was what was causing pain.

hearingOh my goodness…I laughed at myself when I was on my break!

And please be assured, when I finally understood..I was able to offer helpful advice. I am so glad she cleared it up for me (or said it more clearly) because I had nothing on making apple-bobbing less painful.

6 thoughts on “Must Be Water In My Ears

  1. Great post, Mel 🙂

    That sort of hearing misunderstanding happens to me all the time, which is partly why I have phone phobia. I tend to view it as being another dimension of my dyslexia since it is very similar to when I scramble up words when reading – I’m scrambling up words when hearing.

    It can be amusing, as it was in your story, and sometimes I do it deliberately when someone is mumbling, while I know what they’re probably saying it’s more fun to misunderstand it. But I only do that with people I know well and who know me well, and when the situation isn’t serious.

    Hope your lady had a good laugh with you about it or did you not share it with her. Usually people enjoy a good laugh like that but then again not always 😀

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    1. Sometimes I mishear and end up feeling giggly because of what I think someone has said. But then there are the occasions when it is not at all my hearing in question. Someone asked me to suck their ears the other day…I don need to write a little post about that…it tool all my effort to maintain my poker face!

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