locked Re: warning if you doing business


Mary Smith
 

Pam, its pretty sad when one's own family is so out of touch with their child simply because they either have a disability or they could care less about their child's interests or how they feel. I don't mean to generalize but I see very few sighted people who go through what we do.

On 2020-03-09 11:33 a.m., Pamela Dominguez wrote:
You know, it's amazing how many people's own families are so out of touch with them and their capabilities, and what they do!  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Sunday, March 08, 2020 6:36 PM
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Wow, your sister, of all people.

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[mailto: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.

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[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: March-08-20 3:23 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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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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