[Ohio-talk] White Cane Guy

Smith, JW smithj at ohio.edu
Wed Aug 27 13:54:49 UTC 2014

Ok, what  is it about Dayton and humor?

You and Richard need to take it on the road and I'd pay to be in the audience!


Dr. JW Smith
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From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of David Cohen via Ohio-talk
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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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