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

Friday, October 2, 2009

Assertive Progress

It is typical when I have a new intake to quickly explain that I am blind and my dog in the corner is my guide dog (she often has her harness off during her down time). For most clients this is about a 10 second interaction and then we proceed with our session. This week I had a new client that found it amusing to then say ... well, then I bet you can't tell how many fingers I am holding up. There have been times where perhaps I would of mumbled an apology. No more! I said confidently and assertively, I don't think my not being able to see the number of fingers is pertinent to our session and the issues of why you are here.

My mom who gave me the book My Perfect Right years ago would have been so proud of me! FYI: he did reschedule for next week.

5 comments:

3 labs 4 me said...

Way to go Becky!!!

Lisa and Ellie said...

GO YOU!!!!

When I had Runza in public once a man came up to me and waved his hand in my face (maybe 10" from my face) and asked if I could see it. I wanted to punch him and ask if he could see my dog wasn't wearing a guide harness. But, I didn't.

Nice way to be assertive!

Dan and Suzy said...

Silly people. . .I really don't understand. I wave at everyone I see.

karen (Mom) said...

Boy, am I proud. You go girl!! Made me remember the time I interviewed someone for a secretary position and when I stood up (I am quite short) she said "Just how tall are you" in a condescending manner and I said" tall enough to tell you, you don't have a job." Why are people so dumb!

Becky said...

Yes, go girls. Love the story, mom. Now, I know where I got my spunk from :D