Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Ringing Sound

I'm not sure if you all remember my saying so but I am a technical trainer. Have been for many years now and I love it. I get to encounter many different people and it's always a hoot.

Well, I had a class recently teaching at the local community college. It's a side gig I do from time to time. Anyway, the students were filing in one by one and I was greeting each of them and getting set up.

It was time for class and I was about to begin my welcome spiel when all of a sudden I began hearing this very subtle high pitch, piercing ringing sound. It's one of those sounds where you hear it but can not pin point the origin.

I couldn't take this disruption so I asked the class, "Do you all hear that piercing sound?"

The gentleman right in front of me in the front row uttered the following statement, "Oh, I'm sorry, it's my hearing aid." and he reached up to his right ear and began making an adjustment and the ringing stopped.

Oops!

I felt like such a heel.

27 People saying stuff:

KT said...

lmao. it was an honest oops.

Moe Wanchuk said...

The other day...we went out with one of my wife's tennis buddies(Julie) and her husband(Jim). Of course, I can't even remember either one of their names, and I instantly go into my rant of how I HATE REALTORS and if you can count to 5, you can be a realtor and the 6% is the biggest scam on the planet and I hope they all drive off a cliff.

I'm sure you can guess what Jim does for a living.

Just another reason for the wife to "cut me off."

Suze's Sass said...

I always have to point to my boss and his hearing aid to let him know it's ringing. I really don't get paid enough.

Jeni said...

I've had so many "OOPS" type moments over the course of my life, you can't imagine. Probably my biggest one was when I was at a court hearing for my son (driving an unregistered, un-inspected car, with no license at age 17) after the state trooper who used to live next door to us had the local police do a
"citizen's arrest" on my son. I had told the dist. magistrate I felt my son deserved being punished for what he did, but I thought things could have been handled better had the state cop come over first and told me he had seen my son driving this car, etc. (It was my son's car -he'd just purchased it.) Anyway, the cop says he had tried on numerous occasions to come speak to me but no one ever answered the door. And my response was if I don't answer the door it is either that I am sleeping or simply didn't hear someone knocking as the only person I ever "hid" from was the Fuller Brush Salesman. And then I remembered that the Fuller Brush Man was the father of the district magistrate who was hearing my son's case! Fortunately, he was nice, has a good sense of humor and understood completely the undercurrents in the whole case!
Sorry about writing a mini-novel in the comment though. LOL

Days like These! said...

I bet everyone else was thinking the same thing. It happens to the best of us!

LMAO at Moe Wwanchuk!!!!!!!

Trixie said...

Teehee! I bet you were more embarrassed than the guy!

Terri said...

I have two SILs that are supposed to wear hearing aids, they don't always but when they do, that sound often happens. Don't feel bad, I'm sure he didn't.

durtymo said...

LOL!!!!

lisa q. said...

Awww it happens. No harm, no foul.

Lys said...

It happens! Don't sweat it :)

Smilf said...

Oh wow. Foot in mouth. LOL Everyone does that from time to time though. :)

laughing808 said...

ummm.....I'm trying not to laugh.

Ms.Honey said...

Nice page :) I haven't been by in a while..I suck I know lol I have to catch up

CarmenSinCity said...

ha ha ha - that is priceless!!!! You poor thing. Too funny!

Sandi McBride said...

Well how could you know? I'm sure it would have driven someone mad eventually and made them want to be become manic! You may have saved his life lol!
Sandi

brookem said...

oooh shit. totally something that would happen to me too.

MysTery said...

*covering my mouth* LMBO!!

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

i didnt know u wore one

Eb the Celeb said...

hilarious!!

Joe said...

Nothing to feel bad about, Diva. It wasn't intentional.

TravelDiva said...

LMAO! Well, it was an honest mistake. Unfortunate, but honest.

SSC~ The Domestic Diva said...

Ha ha ha ha!!! Its okay Diva

Tonya said...

That is too funny. Sorry. I would of been embarrassed too though.

MP said...

Awwwww! lol. Don't feel bad. It was an honest mistake. LOL

Don said...

LOL. well, since there was no evil intent behind your comment so...I imagine all was still well.

soumynona said...

WoW, and I knew where you were going with this story bc I've had experience working with/for some who are hearing impaired so I can imagine the "heelish" feeling
It'll be alright, just glad you didnt say "Turn that music off!"

Karyn said...

I'm a trainer too and stuff happens. This past week, I was training in a makeshift training room and I was leaning against a table with four montitors and keyboards on it. I didn't realize how hard I was leaning until someone yelled a second before the entire table, monitors and keyboards when crashing to the floor. Luckily nothing broke. After we'd put everything back, I laughed and told everybody "If you weren't awake before you should be now. I know I am!"