Thursday, September 16, 2004

AIDS Ride ILY's...

Ridor mentioned that ILY is the most over-used sign. I agreed with him. It's amazing how many hearing people misuse that sign. When I did the Boston - NYC Aids Ride (400 miles over 4 days) during my college years, I lost count of how many people rode besides, past, or behind me flashing ILYs if they knew I was deaf. And, at the campgrounds, whenever I talked with someone such as my ex-girlfriend or acquaintances who happened to be interpreters in other states, folks would come up with a smile and flash their ILYs. Well, I'm glad you love me. Just keep on riding, please, and get out of my face. Say it when you truly mean it, not out of excitement for "knowing a sign."