[Ohio-talk] some thoughts and humor

Denver Jones emfs1969 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 21:02:16 UTC 2016


While I realize this is not really a laughing matter, I have found much humor in this. I've gone through this a few times in the last three years since my blindness began. I can see, this is going to be a lifelong issue, I guess I better develop a funnybone soon. Because, right now as I am trying to hone my Owen M skills this frustrates me and I get agitated quickly with some of these people!

> On Feb 17, 2016, at 12:38 PM, Cheryl Fields via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> 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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