Q: If you could change one thing in society to make things easier for legally blind people, what would it be?
A: The first thing that I can think of off the top of my head comes with a story. So, if you like stories, this is your lucky day! If you don’t, bear with me, I eventually have a point.
Recently I was entering a Men’s room at one of those huge food warehouse places. I won’t say the name here because it’s more fun to leave that a mystery. Anyway, I’m headed to the stalls and I see the one closest to me is open. I swing around the corner only to see that another guy has decided to do his business with the door open! Fortunately, he was facing away and had no idea I was even there. I immediately back up and select the next empty stall. No big deal after that. Now, to get back to my point.
This public service announcement is specifically for other men out there. Ladies, you can have a laugh reading the rest of this, if you want. Alright, here goes nothing..
Men, it is not wise to leave the stall door open when you’re doing your business in there. An open door means that the stall is available and an unassuming man could walk in and use it. No matter how you use the stall, nobody wants to acidentally walk in on you. You don’t even want that. Taking the time to close the stall door alerts anyone else in the public washroom that the stall is definitely in use. This works all over the world, believe it or not. It’s not just another urinal. Take full advantage of the extra privacy. I don’t think it’s too much to ask. This will help fully sighted guys just as much. Do it for all of us.