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update on the day

Today was a relatively productive day. I got the bathroom cleaned and a little bit of laundry done. Went to therapy this afternoon, and then C was here for a couple of hours. After her mom picked her up, Alexis and I went to dinner with them. Dinner was very good. However, the place was very busy, and Meghan drew quite a bit of attention.

I will never understand why people think it's perfectly acceptable to interrupt my meal to ask me questions about my dog when I am a stranger to them. Most of the time I don't mind explaining a few things, but I do get very tired of having to live by a higher standard of politeness and composure because I'm supposed to be willing to educate the world about blindness and anything related to it at any moment. There are a number of days when I'd like to have a quiet conversation over coffee with a close friend--or even a very serious conversation--or sit somewhere and be deep in thought, walk into a church and be greeted and asked if I need something, have the "good morning" directed at me instead of my dog, etc. Most of all, I'd like for these feelings to indicate a normal degree of emotional health instead of lack of adjustment to my disability or consideration for other people--because the truth is they don't indicate either.


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Mar. 1st, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
I know of what you speak! It does seem unfair at times that we seem to live in this glass fishbowl, and we are expected to cheerfully answer any question asked of us, whatever else is going on. Otherwise we have a bad attitude, have a chip on our shoulder, or are just moody. Whatever. Wonder how someone would like it if I came up to them at a restaurant and ask how they read that newspaper, how amazing it was, how I had an aunt back in Michigan who...you know the drill.
Mar. 1st, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
Have not been in that situation, but I know that it would drive me nuts. It's so inconsiderate on their parts. Argh.

I'm irritated for you.
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