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Panel 1: (Desmond is at the front desk of SOCAL AIRLINE. A female agent is speaking to him and pointing at his ticket. Desmond looks surprised)
Agent: “SORRY SIR, YOU CAN NOT SIT IN THE EXIT ROW BECAUSE YOU CAN NOT HEAR.”

Panel 2: (Desmond is signing best and speaking to the agent. The agent looks concerned)
Desmond: “BUT I’M THE BEST PERSON TO SIT IN THE EXIT ROW!”
Agent: “BUT, SIR…”

Panel 3: (Desmond is making gestures and signing plane. The agent looks surprised and is covering her mouth with her hand)
Desmond: “I WOULD NOT BE DISTRACTED BY SCREAMING PASSENGERS, ROARING ENGINES AND RUSHING WIND AND COULD CALMLY CARRY OUT EMERGENCY PROCEDURES.”
Agent: “GOOD POINT, SIR”

Panel 4: (Desmond is signing deaf and pointing at himself)
Desmond: “PLEASE LET ME PROVE TO YOU THAT I’M NOT LESS BECAUSE I’M DEAF!”

Panel 5: (The female agent is typing in her computer at the desk and smiling to Desmond, who is also smiling and giving a thumbs-up)
Agent: “HOW ABOUT WE UPGRADE YOU TO FIRST CLASS?”
Desmond: “OKAY!”