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Seeing is Believing, Or Is It?
By Yvonne Hadley
Friday, March 13, 2009

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April 6, 2008
Copyright 2008

There were two older women, Yvie and Dee; who decided to meet at small waterfront cafe. They were in awe as they enjoyed their drinks, the ambiance, and the spectacular view. A few minutes later the waiter escorted two other women in, both arm in hand; and seated them. They had the most pleasing expressions on their faces. One of the women from the first set, Yvie noticed they had been seated about ten minutes and said not one word to each other. She also remembered they didn’t speak to the waiter. Yvie brings this revelation to the attention of Dee. The second set of women have currently become the main topic of discussion of Yvie and Dee. As the first set of women glared, they go back and forth in deliberation as to why the second set of women are not talking. Up walks the waiter to the second set of women’s table. He places their order down gracefully before them, smiled, tapped on the table top twice, and walked off. You know this really sent up the mystery flag for Yvie and Dee. They looked totally bewildered by what they just witnessed. Yvie and Dee’s conversation has become one of amazement. They could not understand why the cold, lifeless reaction towards the waiter’s presence. Up walks the waiter to Yvie and Dee’s table. Dee’s curiosity got the best of her, so she asked the waiter “Are they arrogant or what?” He gave off a childish chuckle and responded “By all means no madam. They’ve been coming here for years. These two are sisters and stick together no matter what.” Yvie asked “Why are they smiling so and not speaking?” “Oh, simply put madam, they love the beauty of their surroundings so they just sit, enjoy their drinks and the solitude of it all. One sister was born deaf the other sister was born blind. They believe that because of their individual loses their other senses were more acute, why not enjoy them together.” Dee states “So that explains you tapping on the table?” The waiter expressed a hint of confusion; “I’m not sure I understand what you mean.” She says “You tapped on the table twice before walking off from them. “Oh! That was to let them know I was off duty in a few minutes, and don’t forget my tip.” The women hysterically laughing asked between breathes, “You’re kidding? Right?” The waiter looking at them very serious and replied, “No, I’m not. If I didn’t do that as a reminder, they would forget I exist and this place does close.”



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