Why avoid them? I've been thinking I should use them more than the double-dashes (em dashes) that I use so often. I think the parentheses might be less confusing. I suppose, though, I should avoid both? Cindy Oh dear I will > avoid nested parentheses in the future grin. > > E. > At 12:12 AM 12/5/2006, you wrote: > >I think he should have waited to see if you needed > >help and if he thought you did, he should have > asked > >first and not grabbed you. At least that's what I > >would have done--and do if I see a person in a > >wheelchair or a person with a white cane--which, > for > >some reason, I rarely see. On the rare occasions on > >which I've seen a blind person with a white cane > >coming toward me, I just step out of the way. > > > >As I said, these days I rarely see any blind > >people--but when I do it's all I can do to keep > from > >asking if they're anyone I might know from > bookshare, > >knowing that some of you live in the L.A. and San > >Diego areas. One such person had called and was > >supposed to come into the library on a day I was > >working, but he didn't come before I had to leave. > I > >probably wouldn't have said anything to him anyway, > >respecting his provacy, though I would have asked > the > >librarian his name. > > > >Bud, Do you ever come into Brentwood? > > > >Cindy > > > >Cindy > > > >Cindy > > > >--- Lora <loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > > > Coming home today, I had to cross two streets in > > > front of my house. Neither > > > is large (two lanes a piece), though one can be > a > > > little tricky to read at > > > times. > > > > > > Nonetheless, I was certain of my crossing and > > > started across the street. > > > Suddenly, this guy appears out of nowhere and > grabs > > > my hand. I snatched my > > > hand back, and then he says, "I just want to > help > > > you." I said, "I'm fine, > > > I'm fine." > > > > > > For me, there's always a tiny pang at that > point. > > > Questions run through my > > > head like: "Did I screw up this crossing > somehow, > > > go against the light, > > > anything?" > > > > > > I tucked my hand in my pocket (the other hand > being > > > busy with my cane) and > > > crossed the street. > > > > > > I felt slightly bad afterward. I'm sure the > > > gentleman meant no harm, but he > > > startled me. I have always lived in big cities, > and > > > use a large dose of > > > caution when traveling. Mostly, though, I > didn't > > > feel afraid, just so > > > unprepared for someone to appear from nowhere > and > > > grab me. > > > > > > I turned and crossed the other street, and he > > > started to cross with me, but > > > must have decided I'd make it without him, > because > > > he turned and went on his > > > way. > > > > > > I'm not sure what I should have done, but that's > > > probably the same reaction > > > the next person would get under similar > > > circumstances. > > > > > > Lora > > > > > > 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. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >____________________________________________________________________________________ > >Need a quick answer? Get one in minutes from people > who know. > >Ask your question on www.Answers.yahoo.com > > 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. > > 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. > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ Have a burning question? Go to www.Answers.yahoo.com and get answers from real people who know. 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.