[access-uk] Re: OT... Offensive?


I would not take offence at this. It has been a standard way of calling bingo numbers for years and I really feel that there is no real harm or personal insult to blind people meant.


Tony
----- Original Message ----- From: "John Farley" <john_farley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2006 1:17 AM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: OT... Offensive?




Hi, I think you are being a little over-sensitive.





Regards, John

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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Peter Logue
Sent: 08 October 2006 00:41
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] OT... Offensive?


Hi all,
I was at a social event tonight and, during the interval bingo session, the
bingo caller was calling out all the well known slangs for his numbered
balls. I.E. Two little ducks 22. Lucky for some , number 7. two dozen 24.
legs 11, one and one, eleven, any way up, 6 and 9, 69! Then he started
calling 2 and oh, blind 20. or 5 and oh, blind 50! I found this offensive,
but didn't like to say so at this time. He kept it up, lucky for some,
number 7. One little duck, all alone, number 2. Unlucky for some, one and
three. 13. Eight and oh, Blind Eighty! One and oh, blind ten! I thought,
what is it with this blind thing. I can take blind alley, blind date, blind
chance, I can understand this in this day and age. But I thought, when it
comes to bingo parlours, in 2006, haven't they come around to something more
acceptable than calling blind 50 for five and oh? Or blind forty for four an
doh? I wonder if any of you have been to a bingo parlour and, if so, have
you experienced such calling by the bingo caller? The caller in question was
on a small scale as far as bingo consessions are concerned, , being an
interlude entertainment for a country dance event. Still, I found his
calling offensive and just wanted to ask the list if I'm being O T T? If
not, should I write a letter? Or should I just drop it and move on.





Peter












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