Thursday, March 1, 2007

Pinging and mmming, jeez!



Jay Krieger recounts a futile experience he had with trying to explain the sound of a problem with his car.

14 comments:

IamMine said...

Hahaha... oh jeez!

I'm trying to remember if I've run into similar incidents, but I'm sure there has been plenty!

Thanks for the good advice - I'm going to keep that in mind the next time I need our vehicles serviced!

:)

Toby Welch said...

Hahaha! I have a problem with car. I took to shop and explain to them. They looked it. They told something wrong and think it is timing belt. I think different. More likely bearing. I decided to fix myself. Oh well. I know it is hard to explain to hearing person.

I have a very good friend who has a lot knowledge of cars. He knows what to do when I explain to him.

Susan said...

hahaha that is so funny! :)

Jon said...

haha..

that's remind of video called" Tomorrow Dad Will Still Be Deaf & Other Stories"

Bonnie Krafts is Coda and she explained about her mom uses her voice by strange sound on the phone as explain to auto shop!

(chuckle)
JON

Jana Bielfeldt said...

I need this laugh! You do know what to say! LoL! True True.

SDA said...

Jon, exactly my first thoughts! After viewing Jay's vlog regarding 'pinging and mmming', I thought of Bonnie Kraft's "Tomorrow Dad Will Still Be Deaf..." and her experience with her mother describing the noises to the repair shop over the phone! Pretty funny! Maybe soon Jay will be doing a vlog explaining how he describes car noises via VRS??

Jessica said...

Makes me think of story of blind men trying to describe a elephant. You and other person had different description of the same sound.

Would a tape recorder help? :) Thanks for your always insightful vlogs!

Aidan Mack said...

(laughing) You will learn after an auto man identifying what is the problem with your car. It is like you enter an auto world and learn their auto language.

No need to be shame about things that we don't know.

Aidan

Anonymous said...

Hahaha you are so funny!! I guess if I were you then I will telling him that it is problem, i dont know what kind but it is problem that i can feel is not normal, so i dont need specific the problem because i have no hear what sound is like! It is easy to tell him that wheel steer is problem because he will checking more than specific.

Oscar the Observer said...

*Laugh with everyone else*
Amusing how we deaf have to learn some detailed vocabulary for various sounds :).

Michele said...

When I have problem with car, I tell them it is making strange sounds, I am too afraid to make myself look like a fool. If they ask me what kind of sound my car makes, I tell them it makes wierd sounds that I cannot explain. Let them figure it out themselves. One time I was feeling my abodmen making popping sounds, I explained to my doctor that it was making popping sounds, my doctor looked me quizzically as if it didn't make any sense to her. I felt embarrassed and tried to tell her many times, she then suggested me to take medication to help relieve gas.

Candace A McCullough said...

Very true!! I am sure every Deaf person has experienced this! In fact, I have--not long ago--about a tire, too!! I ended up having the service man ride with me so I could point out the noises.

Also I wonder if some noises are more annoying because we feel them...less annoying for hearing people because some sounds aren't really annoying. Know what I mean?

Anonymous said...

Two thumbs up! from E & E. Laff our ass off from the kids. From adults: Thanks for sharing. Happy vlogging.

Anonymous said...

ILY!
Beautifully said, exactly what I always experience! True, company policy prohibits the mechanic, at least the person taking in your request for service to ride with u in your car just so u can pinpoint the issue of concern! Lucky you had that chance, I struggle getting my point/messaage across all because deaf feel and describe while hearies hear and describe...its no different than feeling music and the hearing hear music as lovely while we feel it as a bunch of various banging or boings as in vibrating feel. Thanks for the laffs! U made my night! "just a female yet I know cars and trucks!"