[Ohio-talk] White Cane Guy

David Cohen adcohen823 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 13:19:32 UTC 2014


Please!  You are not asking me to go on with my motoring mouth... Okay
but it's your ears (ha ha).  Gladly and I'll elaborate further and
have to you Barbara by Friday.  Thanks so much for the positive
feedback.

On 8/27/14, Barbara Pierce via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Great idea! YSou would have to do it fast for this newsletter. I am still
> looking for Buckeye Briefs.
>
> Barbara
>
> Barbara Pierce
> President Emerita
> National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
> bpierce at oberlin.net
> 440-774-8077
>
> On Aug 26, 2014, at 11:00 PM, Deborah Kendrick via Ohio-talk
> <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>
>> Hilarious!  I love it. Maybe you should write a longer version and send to
>> Barbara for the newsletter!
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of David
>> Cohen via Ohio-talk
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 7:08 PM
>> To: NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List
>> Subject: [Ohio-talk] White Cane Guy
>>
>> Yesterday afternoon I walked to a shopping center/mall near my home in
>> Kettering for some bed sheets.  After making my purchase I decided to
>> check for a DVD title at another store inside the mall called Second &
>> Charles which is a used book, music and movie place.
>>
>> I turned into the store and heard a woman’s voice and she said hello to
>> me.
>>
>> “Hi, Second & Charles” I asked raising my eyebrows to her for
>> confirmation?
>>
>> “Yes” she said, “You’ve got it.”
>>
>> “Do you work here” I asked and she said no so I continued in the direction
>> of the main customer service counter not breaking stride.
>>
>> From behind me the woman who’d greeted me was giving me the audible
>> play-by-play less the crowd noise.
>>
>> “Right, now left etc. and I turned to face her and smiled, mouthing the
>> words “I’m okay thanks.”  You gots to handle the public sometimes with kid
>> gloves as y’all probably know.
>>
>> I continued en route and from behind me this woman called to me, “I
>> gotcha.  My ex-husband is a white cane guy.”
>>
>> I laughed aloud and without turning held my left arm up with a thumb’s up
>> sign for her to hopefully see.
>>
>> PC I can do without and all the euphamisms spoken to avoid  saying blind…
>> Well you know that old story.  But this white cane guy label I can really
>> get use to this.  I like it!  I can see it working for me…
>>
>> “What’s your sign?  You act like a Virgo.”
>>
>> “Nope, nope.  I’m a white cane guy.”
>>
>> Single white cane guy seeking SWF must like dogs, fish frys, college
>> football and Braille literacy…
>>
>> “Oh there’s a white cane guy at our office.  I know exactly what you’re
>> talking about.”
>>
>> Text message: LOL! BTW the WCG I met LVM for Friday BYOB.
>>
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