[nabs-l] Line Ups

Serena serenacucco at verizon.net
Fri Dec 5 00:54:51 UTC 2008


With respect, I disagree.  I think putting your hand on a sighted person's 
shoulder is inappropriate, especially if it's a stranger.  Also, some 
sighted strangers may interpret this as wanting sighted guide and grab your 
arm without worning you!

Serena


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karrie Kinstetter" <skittlesfreak69 at gmail.com>
To: "'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'" 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Line Ups


> Sarah, When I went to the school for the blind and other places that had a
> setting like this, I usually just put my hand on the person in front of 
> me.
> This also helps a great deal seeing as I have a rocking tendency so if I 
> put
> my hand on the person's shoulder, they usually don't mind and are 
> perfectly
> fine with it.
> Mind you, those are the blind people.
> If it's the sighted people, they just usually kindly tell me to move up.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On 
> Behalf
> Of Sarah Jevnikar
> Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 1:30 AM
> To: 'National Association of Blind Students mailing list'
> 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 you, 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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