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.