I've mentioned in previous posts about feeling the need to apologize to people because I'm deaf and can't hear them. I know I shouldn't have to say sorry but it seems polite to apologize if I haven't heard someone. So, I continue to say "I'm sorry, I'm deaf, I can't hear you".
The other day I was at the service station and ordered a hot drink while I paid for my petrol. The girl asked what size drink I wanted but I didn't hear so I said "pardon". She repeated the question and again I said, "sorry, I'm not understanding what you are saying". She then replied with, get this, "I'm sorry, I talk funny"!!!! It's usually my fault when I can't hear people, I've never had someone else apologize that I couldn't hear them, loved it.