Is it rude to try to frustrate a lip reader?

Dear Amy: I have a son-in-law who has been deaf since childhood.

Amy Dickinson

A few years ago, I learned that this person reads lips.

My problem is that they eavesdrop on private conversations by reading your lips. The masks many of us have put on have helped to stem this, but with things (hopefully) back to normal, I’ll once again have to cover my mouth when we’re with this in-laws.

It feels a little rude to do this, but if I have something I would like to share with my husband, there really is nothing else to do.

Do you have a better solution?


Dear masking: I have a solution for you!

My solution is pretty simple: Do not try to have a personal, private and exclusive conversation with your husband in front of other people. Ever.


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