One of my blind friends once said that being blind is like being a celebrity, only you don't have any money. <lol> Sometimes this is too true. He and I often had very different experiences when asking for directions on the university campus. When I ask for directions, I try to be as close to my destination as possible so that the direction-giver doesn't have to deal with anything too complicated. I have many times had the experience of politely asking where a certain building or classroom is, and having the person I ask cheerfully offer to accompany me to my destination. I always make it clear that they don't need to do that and that I realize they probably have classes to attend and other things to do, but still many people choose to help me in a way that is very kind and not at all demeaning. However, my male friend often had the experience of politely asking for directions (and he is very soft-spoken, polite, and even rather charming), and being rudely rebuffed. We speculate that the only difference is that I'm a small-statured female--I must have that sweet helpless look. <lol!> Kellie To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.