This is part 2 in a series. If you haven't already done so, I recommend reading part 1before continuing.
I slowly got up and walked towards the interview room from my desk. An outspoken girl in my class shouted "good luck!" as I got up, but I assured her I had already interviewed and had no idea why I had to go back. I knew it wasn't to say I got in since they told us the list would not be posted for another month.
I hesitantly opened the door and peeked my head in the room. "Come in! Sit down!" they said. Well, they were being friendly... That seemed like a good sign...
Then, one of the teachers explained how during the course of the interviews that morning a girl in another class (who also has CI's) had brought in her FM and stated that the teachers needed to use it. This sparked the teacher's memory (who had visited our classroom before), and she made a comment along the lines of "Hey, last time I had to wear one of these things twice. I wonder if the other girl that used one also applied."
At this point, the girl being interviewed decided to be helpful, and said "Oh, yeah!" and then stated my full name.
This was one of those moments in which I mentally screamed "Really?! Was that really necessary?!"
I can't really blame anyone else, it really wasn't the girl's fault that she shared her knowledge... But I was still slightly annoyed. Anyway, there wasn't much time for me to get annoyed because one of the teachers continued.
"We were shocked... We had no idea, and you speak so well!"
Okay, this wasn't the first time I'd heard this...So far, so good...
"I can understand not wanting to be identified as the girl with hearing loss first," she continued, and told me about how she doesn't introduce her own daughter who has a chronic condition to people as "Jane, the girl with (disease)."
"But," she continued, "we have some concerns."
"Here it comes," I thought to myself, and I took a deep breath.
Look for part 3 tomorrow!