Another VI friend and I were walking along, gossiping, stepping up and down the kerb, crossing roads and managing to avoid hazards.
‘Have you noticed’ she asked ‘how many fully sighted people warn you when you are approaching steps?’ it’s true and we laughed.
It seems to have no effect if we explain that we will ask for help when we need it, to demonstrate the sight loss we have, to say that we adapt our sight all the time according to circumstances like anyone else.
Why is the step warning so particularly annoying?
Is it just because it takes away our autonomy or is it a throwback to childhood? On the other hand sighted people’s anxiety on our behalf needs to be respected and appreciated and their warnings appear to be almost an automatic reflex.
Does anyone else have this problem? If you do, how do you deal with it?
Went to see Saving Mr Banks…good performances and I loved the Australian locations. It was on a very big screen and I found it difficult to see the faces.
Reading on Kindle…Blood Will Tell (Kate Shugat #6) by Dana Stabelow, a detective series set in Alaska and a guilty pleasure when I get literary indigestion. Well written and fascinating folk background.
Christmas shopping in 3D, i.e. in actual shops..what a luxury.