I was reading the CNIB Insight newsletter that I somehow got subscribed to. I won’t unsubscribe because that newsletter told me about the talks phone deal that got me to get a new cell phone. But today’s newsletter was full of gems. It’s Christmas, so CNIB was in full begging mode, so much so that it was almost sickening. I’ve seen their reaction to funds raised. It’s not the most grateful. So it bugs the hell out of me to watch them beg.
But this gem was what got me to post. I lost the exact wording, damn computer and my deleting the newsletter, so I’ll have to paraphrase. There was a section called ask the expert where the question was what can I buy my family member with vision loss? The expert’s answer rambled on about the various over-priced products you can buy from their store if you don’t know how to shop around. Then, the expert whipped out the following gem. It went something to the effect of… without a talking watch, your family member could unknowingly get up and make breakfast at 3 a.m. or get dressed at 4 a.m.
Give me a fucking break! Does “the expert” actually think blinks are that stupid? Sure, some of us may not be able to see that it’s dark or light outside, but anyone older than 4 knows that when you wake up may not necessarily be time to rise and shine! There are other ways to tell what time it is! Turn on the TV or a radio for Christ’s sake! If you have a computer, check the time on it! For those who have some vision, look around!
Sure, the watch is important. I won’t deny that. But that example just makes us all out to be dumber than a box of rocks.