when i make my morning starbucks run, nobody asks me what i want anymore. they see me walk in, they write my drink on the cup and send it along.
when they ask the person behind me what they want they often say, "oh, this woman is ahead of me." and they'll respond, "we've already got hers."
i get to the register, i no longer have to say a word and i hand over my card for her to swipe away my $4.50 balance.
it's good to know that if i ever became mute and/or deaf, that i'd still have a place to get my coffee every morning without any complications.