[nabs-l] Line Ups

Beth thebluesisloose at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 03:57:47 UTC 2008


The thing about the landmarks is why I wont use a guide dog and will
stick with my trusty cane.
Beth

On 11/30/08, Harry Hogue <harryhogue at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Colby,
>
> I used a guide dog for a couple of years, when I realized that he was too
> interested in being a puppy, and in the interest of total honest I was
> probably a bit immature/lazy.  What I later came to realize, though, is that
> I had gotten a guide dog for the wrong reasons - I thought he would solve
> all my problems.  What threw me was the lack of any kind of tactile
> feedback--all my landmarks were gone!  <smile> I never could get the hang of
> that.  Not discouraging you at all -- I'm just interested why you decided to
> get a dog?  I thought I knew at sixteen and had the right idea, but looking
> back at twenty-two I realize that I was going about it all wrong.
>
> And yes, I'll agree with the other person who said that a guide dog does
> make a great conversation piece--it also, as I found out first hand, can
> require you to have the police called when restaurant owners don't
> understand the laws about service animals--and my dad and I still got to sit
> in the back of the restaurant at a table by ourselvves, although I was too
> tired of trying to explain to the man about the dog at that point that I let
> it go.  LOL
>
> I also understand about frustration with routes, but one thing builds on
> another and on another and so forth.  One day you will look up and realize
> that you know more than you thought you did.
>
> Take care all,
>
> Harry
>
> --- On Sun, 11/30/08, Kolby Garrison <kolbygarrison at triad.rr.com> wrote:
>
> From: Kolby Garrison <kolbygarrison at triad.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Line Ups
> To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'"
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
> Date: Sunday, November 30, 2008, 8:38 PM
>
> Hannah, Sarah, and all,
> You are not alone in feeling the way that you do about asking for help or
> refusing help when it is offered to you. I struggled with the same thing all
> through High School, and even in to my 1st semester of College. I learned
> very quickly that sometimes accepting help and even asking for assistance is
> nothing to be ashamed of, because sighted people do the same thing as well.
> I am currently a Sophomore in College, and I am working with my 1st Guide
> Dog. Sunny has opened so many doors for me, but I still have trouble asking
> for help and accepting help because of wanting to be independent. I received
> Sunny in June of this year, and transitioning from the cane to the Guide Dog
> was somewhat difficult for me. I needed a lot of help on campus in the
> beginning, despite having worked my routes with Sunny multiple times over
> the summer. Though I will not ever go back to using the cane again and will
> be partnering with a Guide Dog for the rest of my life, I now realize that
> asking for help and accepting help is a necessary part of being independent
> and that in fact my doing so enhances my independence.
> Thank you for letting me share my 2 cents worth,
> Kolby
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
> Of hannah
> Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 8:33 PM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Line Ups
>
> I sometimes feel that way too, but it's something we all have to
> try to get over...
>
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Sarah Jevnikar" <sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca
>>To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing
> list'"
> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>>Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 19:58:41 -0500
>>Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Line Ups
>
>>I think I have pride issues too.  Even if someone asks me if I
> need help I'm
>>likely to say no just I hate to admit I need help.  But that's
> just something
>>to deal with.
>>Sarah
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org
> [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
>>Of Albert Yoo
>>Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 6:25 PM
>>To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>>Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Line Ups
>
>
>>Sarah, I feel the same way in an unfamiliararea.  How do you know
> who to ask
>>if you don't know any one in your cafeteria? I guess you have to
> ask and
>>that will get over the shyness.  I think other blind people feel
> the same
>>way.  A person who could see would feel the same way.  I don't
> think it is
>>just blind people that it is hard to ask some one for directions
> or any
>>questions in an unfamiliar area.  It is not so hard if some one
> comes up to
>>me and starts talking to me.  Asking some one else who I don't
> know is not as
>>easy.  Albert > From: sarah.jevnikar at utoronto.ca> To:
> nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>>Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 02:29:52 -0500> Subject: [nabs-l] Line
> Ups> > Hi
>>All,> I was in my university cafeteria today and thought of one
> aspect we
>>hadn't> yet discussed.  How do you guys manage line ups? How do
> you know if
>>it's your> turn or where the line ends? In my caf there are
> several lines
>>that converge> so things can get confusing.  I know the obvious
> thing would
>>be to ask the> people near y!
>> ou, but I find I get shy and tongue-tied when I'm in unfamiliar>
> settings
>>alone so sometimes that doesn't work so well.  Any other
> thoughts?> Thank
>>you,> Sarah> > >
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