Wow, I seem to have a lot to say today. Don’t know if it’s of interest to anyone, but here we go.
I don’t know what it is about some blind people who think they’re some how entitled to the moon because they’re blind. I know it’s only some, but they’re a loud little bunch. It disturbs me to see it. They’ll ask for something, like asking to move into a place early, wanting something for free or cut back, wanting special treatment where it really isn’t necessary, and if they don’t get it, they’ll pull the blindness card. I almost expect this conversation to unfold:
Whiny Blink: Is there any cheesecake?
Waitor: No. We’re all out of cheesecake.
Whiny blink: But I’m blind and so I need the cheesecake.
I mean it’s an exaggeration, but I wouldn’t put it past some of them to do something similar. I mean there are some cases where you need to ask for things because of the blindness thing. Like you can’t exactly expect me to hand-write you a note and read print. My eyes won’t heal themselves. But so many take it way too far. I especially see this crap happen if they want a discount. I saw one person actually try and haggle a discount out of a cab driver because he was blind. Dude, that’s not cool. That’s the cabby’s livelyhood, and sometimes it’s just easier to use a cab. But that’s a convenience thing, and you don’t ask for a discount! That’s just wrong! But do they speak up when there’s actually a legitimate complaint? Perhaps something to be done to do with accessibility? Nooo! That’s too much work. it’s only when it looks like they might get something for free that they fight tooth and nail.
This shouldn’t bug me. There are all kinds in this world, so I shouldn’t care. But it does. It does because the whiny blinks always seem to stand out like sore thumbs, and since there are so few of us compared to the huge masses, every single one of us is a representative for the whole group. So when I see them pulling out the “But I’m blind so…” speal, and I can tell the people they’re crying to are pissed off, I swear the pissed off ones are going to think we’re all like that. Stop setting bad examples! At least try to do what you can and don’t expect a damn free ride.