Bet anything that title caught your attention!!! Now let me explain before you start spreading dirty, untrue rumors about my family or go into fasting and intercessory prayer for my brother's soul!
This particular incident happened after I had been learning ASL for about 1 1/2 months. It was a beautiful day on November 8, 2009 (yes November in Washington DC), so we had class outside. There were only about 5 of us in this particular session. We were sitting in front of Ebenezers Coffeehouse just sharing stories. I don't remember exactly which story I was telling, but I DO remember it involved my brother. I remember that much because instead of using the sign for "brother", I got lazy. The sign I used was actually "alcohol". Now, this was NOT a Freudian slip. My brother is NOT an alcoholic. (He better not be, he's an ordained minister!!!) My church just happened to be in the "Ritual" series and Pastor Joel had just preached on confession that weekend. Kari said I need to confess alcohol. (Regardless of my behavior, I PROMISE you that I don't drink as of the writing of this post...even if my good "friend" Zims is doing her best to change that!!!)
Remember, unless you know what you're doing, NEVER try to shortcut ASL!! This is a lesson I'm sure I will have to learn again and again! At the end of the day, we all make mistakes. So let's all be open to learning and help those who are coming behind us and most importantly KEEP A SENSE OF HUMOR!!!
*This post is dedicated to my brother, Daryl, who ALWAYS has my back!!! He encouraged me to apply to Gallaudet University and listens to (and understands) my ADHD like no one else! Love you BIG D!!!