[Ohio-talk] some thoughts and humor

Cheryl Fields cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 17:38:40 UTC 2016


You have to stay in jail to bring attention to the movement, lol! We
will arrive in busses and pass out literature and have the dogs walk
around city hall!

On 2/17/16, Marianne Denning via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 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
> (513) 607-6053
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