locked Re: warning if you doing business


Stan Bobbitt
 

Wow, I had someone ask my girlfriend at church this very morning, (not me, standing there next to her), but her, "Do you shave him?" I stuck my tongue out at the lady and pulled my girlfriend along to the door.
StanB

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 6:01 PM
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Hey Caroline,

That made me laugh outloud, the first time in a few days, I think.


I live alone, and my eldest sister still thinks I have someone come and cook for me.
I tell her no, just to do the bathroom and floors. Yes, in some things I am a little lazy.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: March-08-20 3:23 PM
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] warning if you doing business

As blind people, we have to be on guard to deflect condescension and out-right bullying.

This morning a really nice lady at church asked me in the nicest voice, "does your husband help dress you?" I can think of a time, when I'd have been furious and might have totally ignored the question. She tweaked my beads and said, "you're always so color coordinated." Well, that is something I want to be, but I just told her thanks, that he does not, but is willing to answer any question I have about if this will go with that.

The thing I have a hard time putting up with is, "do you know who I am?" I think that is passive bullying. So the last time someone asked me that, I laughed and countered, "what kind of a question is that? Do you go around asking people that?"

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[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of jan howells via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:37 PM
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I always told by family members that I am dumb, stupid, and incompetent. I had no self esteem. My family still thinks that because I cannot see. I was always degraded by my family. My aunt got hollered at by the Seeing Eye. She cried and blamed me.
I did not tell her to degrade in front of them and answer questions during my interview at the same time while I was answering my questions. That was very awkward and embarrassing.

Jan

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