[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: people's reactions and stpid questions

  • From: Grandma Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2006 22:24:22 -0800 (PST)

I hope you reprimanded her. I don't refrain from
scolding children when they misbehave in public, even
if their parents are around and not doing anything.
Sometimes I think it helps if someone other than the
parents tell a child she is being rude.


Cindy


> Actually today in Walmart I had a very young and
> unsupervised tgirl come up 
> and start to harrass Judson and I.  What bugged me
> is that Judson was trying 
> to do his job at the time, but she wouldn't leave us
> alone.  Smile.
> 
> 
> Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI
> and Judson, guiding golden
> juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
> Graduate Alumni Association Board
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> 
> Dog ownership is like a rainbow.
>  Puppies are the joy at one end.
>  Old dogs are the treasure at the other.
> Carolyn Alexander
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2006 3:33 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT: people's reactions
> and stpid questions
> 
> 
> Those are questions anyone with a dog might be
> asked,
> Shelley, at least what is your dog's name, what
> breed
> is it, and, can I pet him/her--especially children.
> Whebn my adult children join us at an outside table
> where we have a sandwich, with their baby and their
> dog, people--adults-- stop and ask about one or the
> other, depending on whether they're "dog" people or
> "baby" people--rarely both, now that I come to think
> of it. Children, and even adults, will ask if it's
> o.k. to pet the dog.
> 
> Cindy
> 
> 
> --- "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> 
> > I always wanted to but haven't done it yet.
> >
> > When I get on the buses in Kalamazoo, I would
> always
> > get.
> >
> > What is your dog's name?  How long have you had
> him?
> >  Is he trained?  What
> > breed is it?
> >
> > These are usually questions posed by bratty
> > ttenagers not people who
> > sincerely want to know.
> >
> > I want to turn around and says.
> >
> > And How old are you?  What breed are you?  Have
> you
> > been trained? (as it
> > doesn't appear to be so to me),
> >
> > Smile, but haven't done it, don't have the guts
> too.
> >
> > Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI
> > and Judson, guiding golden
> > juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
> > Graduate Alumni Association Board
> > www.guidedogs.com
> >
> > Dog ownership is like a rainbow.
> >  Puppies are the joy at one end.
> >  Old dogs are the treasure at the other.
> > Carolyn Alexander
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2006 2:45 AM
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] OT: people's reactions
> and
> > stpid questions
> >
> >
> > I suspect the same insensitive people ask similar
> > question of people with other disabilities, too. I
> > think I would be tempted to reply by asking them
> the
> > same question, e.g., re the living alone--"Do
> you?"
> > As
> > to  your first example--it's hardd tp imagine
> people
> > being that crass.
> >
> > The situation that has always puzzled me is
> whether
> > or
> > not to help people in wheelchairs by opening doors
> > for
> > them. I want to be helpful but I don't want them
> to
> > feel that I think they can't be independent. I
> > usually
> > wait to see whether it appears that they need
> help,
> > i.e., if they have to turn the sheelchair to back
> > out,
> > or have to reach forward, I open the door--or is
> > someone else is pushing the chair. I try to let
> > people
> > be as independent as possible, but I don't want
> them
> > to think I'm being uncaring, either--nor do I want
> > people to think I pity them, because I don't. I
> > admire
> > people who don't let any kind of disability get in
> > their way of living life. I'm not so sure I could
> do
> > as well.
> >
> > Cindy
> >
> >
> > --- Elizabeth and Burton <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Actually that bothers me too.  I am also
> bothered
> > by
> > > strangers walking up
> > > to me and saying "I have never watched a blind
> > > person ((fill in the blank
> > > such as eat a salad or do some task.)  I am
> happy
> > to
> > > talk about myself but
> > > this is different than having no boundaries
> where
> > my
> > > being blind means I am
> > > on display for the interest of others or need to
> > > interrupt what I am doing
> > > to discuss my life with you.
> > >
> > > I am also amazed at the fact that total
> strangers
> > > have come up to me and
> > > asked me things about my personal life.  It
> would
> > > never occur to me to walk
> > > up to someone and say "Do you live alone?" "Do
> you
> > > have children?" and
> > > such.  I mean if I am having a conversation with
> > you
> > > you might ask me that
> > > if you knew me a bit but total strangers somehow
> > > figure they have the right
> > > to ask personal things because we are visibly
> > > disabled.
> > >
> > > E.
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