[Ohio-talk] some thoughts and humor

Marianne Denning marianne at denningweb.com
Wed Feb 17 17:16:45 UTC 2016


I am flying out of CVG next Friday, Feb. 26.  I am concerned about the
wheelchair there.  If you hear that a blind woman and her dog have
been taken to jail please take up a collection to get me out.
Hopefully, things will go very well.

On 2/17/16, Cheryl Fields via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> E, you were very diplomatic, smiles. Everyone in Columbus probably has
> a photo of you with the caption, don't mess with him always ask how
> you may assist him and do not pull out the wheel chair, lol!
> On a serious note, I will be having some pt in this same building and
> will be armed with literature and will offer to provide a little
> training. My doctor has been in this building for about 30 years. I
> started with her when she began her practice. We had our growing pains
> way back in the past and it looks like folks are retireing, working
> less hours and some years ago a there was a blind guy in x ray, you
> know lots of changes. Hopefully I will be in a better mood when I go
> back next week, have new pain meds and stuff for my sinus infection
> smiles, need prayers! C
>
> On 2/17/16, Eric Duffy via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Wow!! Just Wow!
>>
>> Last week I went to OSU East for a sleep study. Although it is a big
>> facility, it is small in comparison to OSU Main. I don’t have people
>> panicking and trying to bring me a wheelchair at Main. So I was surprised
>> when East went bananas and asked why I was there by myself. Why did
>> someone
>> just drop me there and leave? What were they supposed to do now?
>>
>> I said you can give me directions to where I need to go.
>>
>> Oh know they exclaimed! This is a big place and you’re not familiar with
>> how
>> to get around.
>>
>> I said I know, that’s why I’m asking for directions.
>>
>> They said let us call someone! A few minutes later, a man came with a
>> wheelchair and stopped right in front of me.
>>
>> I said I don’t need a chair. I can walk.
>>
>> He said why don’t we use the chair for now.
>>
>> I quietly but firmly said, because I don’t want to!
>>
>> To my amazement he put the chair back, and I did not have one more problem
>> while I was there.
>>
>> That was at a hospital, where they are used to putting a lot of people in
>> wheelchairs for different reasons.  I had an easier time getting rid of
>> the
>> chair there than I do at airports some times.
>>
>> I must say I have not had a chair offered in Columbus or Baltimore for a
>> very long time.
>>
>> Eric
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Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
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