Deaf Poking

While helping with Grand Prix: New Jersey I was watching a match in extra turns that took too long and the head judge had words with me.
Him: “There’s no reason that extra turns should take that long”
Me: “But we had difficulty communica..”
Him: “You should have been standing over him moving play along”
Me: “I had to write..”
Him: “Shout into their ears what needs to happen next every two seconds!”
Me: “But one of the players was deaf!”
Him: *Pause* “Then you should have been poking him every two seconds!”