Do’s and don’ts of passing through a conversation

When two, or more, Deaf people are conversing there are do’s and don’ts regarding how to pass by.  In the examples below, Angela will show you the right and wrong ways to pass by.

This is how you should NOT pass through a conversation…

 

 

Watch as Angela walks rudely in between Mindy and Diana’s conversation.  There is not enough room for Angela to pass through.  Do NOT do what Angela does…

 

 

If there is room for you to walk around a conversation, you SHOULD do just that.  Watch as Angela walks around Diana and Mindy…

 

 

However, if there is no room to walk around the conversation, you SHOULD walk through but sign “excuse me” as you pass.  Don’t try to get their attention for you to walk through, just sign and walk in one motion.  Watch Angela…