[nabs-l] staring

Lea williams leanicole1988 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 01:10:07 UTC 2011


This is true, it does make it easier and you don't make yourself look
like a full popping off. People are going to stare at all kinds of
things, and one of them being that your blind and they might have not
seen someone who was blind and are just curious. I was with a friend
once and the daughter wasn't feeling well and was using a wheel chair
while we were picking up medication and a couple of other things for
her at wal mart, she was imbarrassed cause people were staring at her
for being in a wheel chair. If anything with her, they propley pittied
her, but with us, they might pitty us, or might just be curious as to
how it is we do things because they have never seen blind people doing
anything before. Not saying that blind people do nothing, but that
they haven't seen a blind person and do not know what to expect or
wonder if their ideas are true or not.
Not sure if I made any since.

On 11/21/11, Rania Ismail CMT <raniaismail04 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I get staired at too but my mom and have fun with it! We feel you have to
> have fun with it because it makes it easyer to deal with!
> Rania,
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
> Of Joshua Lester
> Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 11:03 AM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] staring
>
> This is another reason why ignorance needs to be dealt with, in
> sighted communities.
> I was at a Taco Bell, 30 minutes away from my hometown.
> There were two boys laughing at me, because of my blindness.
> My brother got on to them, and they left me alone.
> It's a shame, that people that don't know any better make fun of us,
> when there's really nothing wrong with us.
> Blessings, Joshua
>
> On 11/21/11, vejas <brlsurfer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I hate staring.
>> People do it all the time in my community, and I don't even know
>> that they are doing it.
>> I have no vision as of recently.  I can't tell when people are
>> staring at me.  But I know-because my parents sometimes tell me
>> that in restaurants, people stare at how I eat.
>> What is more upsetting, though, is why aren't my parents doing
>> anything about the staring, like telling them to stop? I wonder
>> do these people even realize they are staring?
>> Vejas
>>
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