Blurred: The Over Helpers

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It’s always interesting to see how people will react to my vision problems.  Some ask stupid questions, while others while try to help me too much.  I remember the first time I went kayaking.  The well meaning instructor knew I was legally blind, however she did not understand the vast continuum of visual situations that the term can cover.  We walked along a long portion of wharf leading from the life jacket station to the kayaks.  She walked beside me and pointed out every single crack between the boards.  I was thinking, all wharfs are like this, it’s not like the boards are far enough apart to actually trip.  Even if I was completely blind there was no way I was going to trip while walking along that wharf.

I do appreciate the effort though.  It’s nice to be noticed.  Where are you people when I’m ordering in a fast food restaurant?  It’s so hard to see what’s up on those small screens.

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