My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott
Saturday, February 28, 2009
An Actual Conversation
We are planning a baby shower in our office (such a fun story ... to follow). Cricket and I walked to the store to buy some supplies for the party. This was the actual conversation that I had with the clerk (I promise). She rings our purchases and it was a different credit card machine so I ask her - I'm visually impaired - can you tell me what it is asking on the screen. She (with a line behind me) you are? you don't look like it. you can't see this? (I never did figure out what 'this' was). I quickly try to explain no, give my 2 second explanation of Retinitis Pigmentosa so the people behind don't have to continue to wait and ask her if she can just point me where to sign. Yes, she does. Okay we get our purchase and then she asks me - but you can still drive can't you! No, I smile, trying to be ever so patient and say Cricket find the door (thinking - quick, let's get out of here!) (I remind myself that this may be the first time she has met someone who is blind ... so kindness and patience in educating goes a long way.)