[tabi] Re: What's your beef about being blind

  • From: Christopher <cthomas70@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2014 12:41:33 -0400

Having to rely on the opinions of others went shopping for clothes! I hate 
that! No one knows what looks good on me better than I do! That's been one of 
the hardest things for me to deal with now that I am blind

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> On Oct 1, 2014, at 3:02 PM, "Tinetta Cooper" <tanetjec@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Oh yeah, I’m often treated as if I’m not there when a store clerk asks a 
> sighted person who’s with me what color, flavor, or size I want. Do they 
> think we can’t hear, talk, or think for ourselves?
> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
> Of Governor Staten
> Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 11:36 AM
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [tabi] Re: What's your beef about being blind
> Two good ones there. We've all experienced these.
> On 10/1/2014 8:41 AM, Laurie Davis wrote:
> I have two beefs about being blind. 
> One is all the time I waste waiting on transportation, whether paratransit, 
> fixed route, or family and friends, some of whom have forgotten me a number 
> of times.
> The other is having people talk around me and, instead, ask the person 
> accompanying me, in restaurants, doctors’ offices, etc. 
> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
> Of Tinetta Cooper
> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:52 PM
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [tabi] What's your beef about being blind
> Hi all,
> Another blind TABI user and I were talking today about how blindness is a 
> “bitch”. I’m putting it out there as “What’s your beef about being blind”.
> I’ll start the thread with You can’t see what’s coming at you from any 
> location. For example,you might be walking to a bus stop and a vehicle is 
> speeding up and you might be in peril, or you might be attracting unwanted 
> attention.
> Tell us what’s your beef!
> Tinetta Cooper

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