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  • …and I suppose “catch you on the flip-flop” is a bit too 1977 CB-radio for these modern times.

  • Speaking of the blind, I have a blind etiquette question. About 2 weeks ago I was on my way to work outside union station and a blind man was walking with his cane but kept bumping into people and objects (guess he was still learning to use the cane). I wanted to go up to him and ask him if he needed help or would like me to guide him, but I wasn’t sure how to approach the situation. Any ideas..in case I ever see him again.

  • The 10 Commandments of Communicating with People who have Disabilities is generally regarded as the accepted guidelines within the community. It can be found here:

    Definitely don’t worry about using phrases such as “see you later” if they relate to a person’s disability… most of the time, the person will not be offended.

  • “I see!” said the blind man as he picked up his hammer and saw.

  • My friend who is blind uses “see” words all the time. It threw me off at first, but she does see people, just not with her eyes. (She lost her sight as an infant in the hospital, so she has no recollection of ever “seeing” things in the way we do.) She will also tell me I look nice sometimes, which I find somewhat amusing. I think she can tell when I am dressed nicely or have made an effort with my hair when she gives me a greeting hug.
    Language is often not big enough for all the experiences of the world!

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