[nfb-talk] Glass and ceramics in the kitchenand the blind
sonshines59 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 23:51:22 UTC 2018
Sighted people break things, and you would clean up breakages just as they do. I wonder if your mom is concerned because of your diabetes. Do you have neuropathy? That would be of concern to me as a parent or a spouse of someone, especially if you need to depend on the sense of touch.
Having said that, when you break, (and I just did that not long ago, broke my favorite mug), you get on your hands and knees and patrol the area of breakage carefully, and throw away the big pieces.
Then Get out your vacuum and thoroughly vacuum the area with special attention to base board areas and crevices beside the refrigerator or under the oven.
BTW, I vacuum in bare feet all the time, because that's a way to detect dirty areas on vinyl and carpet, plus you get the noise of dirt being sucked up by the vacuum.
My mom was sighted, and she vacuumed barefoot, too.
Hope this helps.
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From: Bill Outman via nfb-talk <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
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Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018 2:16 pm
Subject: [nfb-talk] Glass and ceramics in the kitchenand the blind
> I thought this was a settled issue, but apparently it isn't even in my own
> family. It is coming up because I broke botu a ceramic mug and glass cup
> while washing and putting away dishes this week. Even though my mom has a
> live in partner who is also totally blind who she met through me, she feels
> it is unsafe for me to have such items in my kitchen, being concerned about
> the difficulty I may have cleaning up the broken items. I also have type 2
> diabetes, and she is concerned I might step on something broken with bare
> Mom says she would be just as concerned about sighted people having glass or
> ceramics, but ZI still feel the comments are overprotective.
> Thouths, please.
> Happy Easter for those who celebrate that.
> Bill Outman
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