A Conversation for American Sign Language and the American Deaf Community
Walk between two signers
toybox Started conversation Mar 28, 2010
Amusingly, I was told that walking between two signers as if nothing* was the normal thing to do. This may be German deaf community etiquette though.
What is considered rude is to interrupt the conversation in order to warn that you will be passing** (like, duh), or to duck and try not to obscure the signing Or even to make an obvious detour around the two signers.
* that is, no hopping and wrigling in that strange fashion that people sometimes use when crossing a street outside zebras in order to show drivers that they are making an effort to go faster, without actually achieving a greater speed.
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