The best advice I can give as far as interacting with a mute person is to be polite and patient. Speak to us normally (most of the time we are pretty smart, mutism is not often connected to intelligence, or lack thereof). The biggest thing is please give us time to respond! I can count the number of times I hear something I want to respond to, especially in a group setting, and by the time I written out my response the subject of the conversation has changed.
For your question, I think it pretty normal. Unless you are a superstar in your field, which depending on the local market and amount of what makes a superstar, most people fall into the same huge bucket of applicants. For this, you need to stand out and it where any resources like personal friends and connections are extremely important.
In the last election people became so disillusioned with a government that has routinely oppressed the lower classes through poor healthcare, working conditions, incarceration, drug policy etc etc that some people voted for the candidate they knew to be the worst simply as an act of defiance to show their disregard for the current political climate. They used the only political power they felt they had to tell the whole political establishment to fuck off. This wasn a small group of people but a fairly widspread sentiment..
The first thing to do is tell someone where you’re headed and what route you’re taking, and then stick to that route. Get your car checked out beforehand to ensure that everything runs properly. Bring a working spare tire, backup hoses and belts, a gas can and a couple of quarts of oil.
Intense debate in the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) spanned a range of pressing issues, from divergent views over the newly adopted Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to alarmed calls for action to address the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s testing activities. That crisis should serve as a “wake up call” for Member States, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, said, with delegates agreeing that it illustrated the importance of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and its verification regime. Overcoming the languishing impasse in the disarmament machinery was also discussed, with representatives stressing that political will was the key to advancing gains.
This, so, so much. I work part time as the guy who cleans up the carts in the lot at a grocery store, and my greatest on the job frustration is people not putting their carts back. At my store, we have the corrals set up such that we can run a machine through them to gather 30 or so carts in a train to return to the cart bay at once.