No really, I do. And yes, that is the right way to say it.
I took 5 years of classes at BYU. And all of my teachers were Deaf. Also not joking. I like to think that helped with my accent. But it's been a few years, and I've lost a lot of my vocabulary. So if you come up to me and start speaking in ASL, I hope you are good at finger spelling, because I will probably have to do a lot of that.
I can still eavesdrop pretty well. WHICH IS SO RUDE. But I can't help it! It's like standing in a crowded room, and then hearing someone talk in Chinese. And you know Chinese. And suddenly it's all you can hear, and you're super excited because you weren't sure you remembered very much of it, but you understand everything they are saying. And they are talking about you. It's just like that, only it's my eyes that are listening, and technically I can look away pretty easily, so I guess that's not a very good example after all. Dang it.
Basically, I eavesdrop, and I know it's wrong, and I am a bad person.
So... that's kind of all I've got for you today.
ASL. Go learn it. Then we can have awesome secret conversations. And when we catch people staring? We'll just sign naughty words, in case they can understand us. After all, someone has to teach them not to eavesdrop.
This one is for you, Tiffany: