If you had to lose one of your senses, which would you choose (as if you’d get the chance to choose that, right?)?
Last night, there was a contestant on American Idol – yes I do watch, and yes that was me under the electric blanket…I am not ashamed – who has 40% hearing loss in one ear and 20% in the other. She was pretty good, actually, but it got me thinking about that.
As a guy who wears headphones for over two-thirds of my workday, I’m always worried that I’m going to lose my hearing. It’s not an all-encompassing, ever-present, paralyzing kind of worry, but it’s always in the back of my mind…and it freaks me out…because I would be terrible at reading lips.
I know there’s sign language to consider, but I am always the guy who thinks the guy across the room is saying something completely different than what he is actually saying.
"Oh, Nick...you're just being dramatic," you're probably thinking.
Oh yeah? Go ahead and try to pretend that these guys aren't saying what the voiceover throws at ya: