[Nfbmo] Odd situation.

Debbie Wunder debbiewunder at centurytel.net
Fri Jul 19 21:37:43 UTC 2013

Hi Randy. He probably did not mean to offend you, but thought he was being a
good friend and asking you about something that he either thinks is a big
deal, or just curious if it got better for you. 

I think that I would first tell him about your family, work and any other
important things in life for you. I would then take a few minutes to tell
him maybe about the way you do things with limited vision, and the NFB and
how it has been important to you and your family.

Remind him of some good times you had as little kids, and ask about his
family and interest.

Take Care,

-----Original Message-----
From: Nfbmo [mailto:nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Randy Carmack
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2013 9:54 AM
To: NFB of Missouri Mailing List
Subject: [Nfbmo] Odd situation.

On Facebook, I just re-connected with an old friend that I had not seen or
talked with since the 4th. grade..  The first message from him to me is,
"hey, how is your vision?", not "What have you been up to?" or "How is
everything going?" but  "hey, how is your vision?".

I am not sure if I should take offense to this or feel sorry for this guys
ignorance?  Should I take this as an opportunity to educate this guy or
unfriend him and chalk it up to the reason that I have not seen or talked
to him since the 4th. grade?

Well, I thought that I might try to educate him.  I thought about "Hey, how
is your mental condition?", but that just seems mean.

Here is my considered response and I just wanted to run it past you guy
first to see what you thought, "Odd question to start off with.  My vision
is stable and has not prevented me from doing anything that I really want
to do.   How is your vision?"

Randy Carmack
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