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Windows – #AtoZ Challenge


Windows are wonderful, aren’t they? They keep us warm (or cool, depending on the season), and allow us at the same time to gaze upon the scenery outside. Through them we can watch our kids play… But windows are not that great when we want to say something through them, like, “Stop squirming already and come in for a pee!” Unless we know sign language!

I remember once driving up to a stop sign and seeing, half way up the street, my eldest son walking in the freezing cold.

“Where are you going?” I asked.

“The mall,” he replied.

“Want a ride?”

“Sure, thanks.”

All from outside of yelling distance, and I didn’t have to roll the window down. Same thing when the kids had a play date in one of those huge indoor playgrounds. It didn’t matter that they were climbing through a kid-sized tube high above the floor and I was waiting for them to come down.

As soon as they looked at me, I signed, “Come down in 10 minutes for lunch.”

“What are we having?”


“I’ll be right there.”

Amazing, eh?

Problem was, it became a habit for me. One time that was particularly embarrassing, was when the father of one of my kids’ friends brought my son home. The dad didn’t get out of the car, he just let my son out and waved. Being the polite person I am, I signed “thank you.” He never spoke to me again. To this day I believe he thought I was blowing him a kiss.

Conclusion: sign language is a fantastic way to communicate, as long as everyone knows what you’re doing.

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

24 thoughts on “Windows – #AtoZ Challenge

    • That’s neat! They’ve obviously taught the gloves some unique signs – names aren’t universal. πŸ™‚ Still, it’ll be interesting to see if anything comes of them. πŸ˜€ Thanks for the link, Paul! πŸ˜€

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  1. Suddenly, signing is looking like something everyone should be doing.

    However, consider the potential chaos of a political meeting or press conference where everyone was trying to sign at once…

    Keith Channing A-Zing from


  2. I refer you once more to the brilliant Adam Hills air steward sign language misunderstanding routine.


  3. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    The rhyme they taught us to remember the signs for p,ease and thank you
    “Ta to the bra,
    Please to the ones!”
    A short one for thank you and a long one for please basically!


  4. liked your FB page – you can do the same on mine of you want πŸ˜€ -I’m feeling rather cheeky this morning.


  5. He should have been honoured! :D. I love the sign for toast. In the U.K. it looks like soemone is saying a big FU to soemone.


  6. You’d think the dad would know to expect sign language from you !


  7. Oh no… hehehe… maybe you should send him this clip and so you could have a good laugh about it…


  8. What a great way you incorporated the challenge letter W to the challenge of signing to those that might not understand. I wonder why I didn’t think of windows for my word since we decorated them!


  9. I am such a geek. When I saw windows I just thought of Microsoft Windows. *shrug* whaddya gonna do?! LOL.


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