locked Re: warning if you doing business


Carolyn Arnold
 

LOL, pretty good, there's that!

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[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Monday, March 9, 2020 7:06 AM
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Next time someone asks you that say, heck no, he helps
undress me.

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Sent: March 8, 2020 6:23 PM
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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
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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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