The Things People Say

By Donna Jodhan

Sometimes, I like to just sit back and take a short journey down memory lane.  One of my favorite journeys is to try and recall some of the funniest things that have either been said to me as a blind person or to one of my blind friends.  I am not trying to poke fun at the sighted world but rather, I am hoping that this editorial will help to educate the sighted world.  So, for better or worse, here are some of my favorite things.  

  1. When a sighted person asks me if I could fax them a Braille copy of my article.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Braille, it is made up of a series of dots.
  1. When a sighted person says to a blind person with a guide dog “Isn’t it nice that your dog is able to see!”
  1. When a sighted person comes along and tells a blind person with a cane “Is this your ski pole?”
  1. When a sighted person says to another sighted person “Isn’t it nice that your blind friend is able to walk!”
  1. When a sighted person says to me:  “I did not know that you could follow the news!”
  1. When a sighted person says:  “I did not know that blind persons could work!”

I think that by now you get the picture so I’ll end my list here. 

I'm Donna J. Jodhan your freelance writer and reporter wishing you a terrific day.

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