On 11/29/05, Tim Kredlo <TKredlo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Do you guys laugh at all the disabled or only those with speech problems? In the context of the original message: On 11/22/05, Jeff Crosby <jlcrosby@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > I'm sure he's a fine individual who seemed rather intelligent, but wouldn't > you think clear speech would be an 'essential requirement' of his job? It seems to me that the "joke" is on IBM for having placed someone with (apparently) a speech impediment in this phone support position. Obviously, it is impossible for us to know to what extent this individual is, um, impaired (is there a better word for that?). Perhaps, also, the individual has a very mild impairment, but was having a bad moment/hour/day? Sheesh, I've been known to flub speech when tired/anxious/nervous/stressed/in a hurry. In my household, I am famous for, and get a lot of laughs for, transposing letters into different words of a sentence. Instead of, say, "It stopped snowing", out will come "It snopped stowing". I always catch myself a microsecond after it comes out, but my family is all over me by then. ;-) Anyway, I would be interested in knowing how others feel about the idea of a person with a speech impediment working in telephone support. - Dan
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