I had lunch with my friend Mary recently. Mary grew up hard of hearing and became deaf as an adult. She is one of the early founders of ALDA--the Association of Late-Deafened Adults.
Mary lives in a beautiful old home that was undergoing some restoration by a company that they've used for several years. One early afternoon, the crew took a break for lunch and Mary decided to take a shower. She looked out the window and saw that all of the trucks were gone, so she figured she was alone in the house. Since it was a short distance from her room to the hall shower, she stripped buck naked, grabbed her clean clothes and headed off to the bathroom.
She came face to face with a lone construction worker who stayed behind to finish up some work.
Startled and red-faced, she continued her short run to the shower.
Fortunately, Mary has a great sense of humor and was able to look back at this and have a good laugh.
As for the construction worker, he probably had a smile on his face the rest of the day.