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Why do people treat people that are partial sighted or blind like we are idiot?

I'm so mad! I just had my new TV hooked up (I can see a little and got a 37" TV) and had the cable company hooded it up. Well my ex-boyfriend came by and wanted to make sure it was done right, trying to be a nice guy right? Wrong! I am so mad I can't see straight! Well while the cable man is hooking everything up he is tell my ex boyfriend how to dow this and that on the remote and when I ask him to tell me he just looked at me like I'm not there or I don't know what I'm talking about, hey this is MY tv not my ex boyfriends, he finally said you are blind and so you are stupid and a idiot and don't know who to work the remote. I said I worked the one before, make it work like the one I had before, again he tells my ex what to do and not me, finally he is done and gets ready to leave and tell my ex to call him if there is a problem. Hey I'm here, what am I invisible? God I'm so mad, so I got mad at my ex for not telling him it was MY tv and to tell me what to do, he got mad and said you are just a stupid blind person and don't need a tv anyway. Don't tell me what I do or don't need. And if this wasn't bad enought, he walked out of my house with my house keys and wouldn't give them back. I had to call the police and they search him and of course didn't find them, and said there was nothing to do, take him to small claims court. What kind of world do you live in? Are you so invisible and that stupid that people can't explain things to us? I want something done but what, I told my ex never to call or see me again, I have put up with him for 2 1/2 years and tired of being controlled. Something needs to be done but what? Call the police all the time, never talk to anyone, never get anything fixed, what? I told you I was mad as hell, and need some support there if there is anything that can be done.

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Re:Why do people treat people that are partial sighted or blind like we are idiot?



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Re:Why do people treat people that are partial sighted or blind like we are idiot?



People who are sighted need to be educated on what the blind/VI CAN do, is my opinion.


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Wow. You need to truncate that 'ex.' Make sure 'ex' is in all caps, bolded, underlined, and with an exclamation point. You can have a TV if you want. Sometimes I have mine on but am not watching, just listening to it in the background. If anyone is invalidating you like your post here reads, do the permanent dumpola.


Re:Why do people treat people that are partial sighted or blind like we are idiot?



Wow. You need to truncate that 'ex.' Make sure 'ex' is in all caps, bolded, underlined, and with an exclamation point. You can have a TV if you want. Sometimes I have mine on but am not watching, just listening to it in the background. If anyone is invalidating you like your post here reads, do the permanent dumpola.


Re: Why do people treat people that are partial sighted or blind like we are idiot?



Hy there!

I am not living in the us, but in Hungary middle Europe, and totally can understand that what you feel. I am working with law, and last week went to an office with a seeing colleague to do something and the lady at the desk started to explain things for my sighted friend, and we asked her twice that plz look at me and ask me and answer me not the guy who was with me. Forexample in my country we try allso to educate people how to treat blinds or partial sighted people by organizing programs forexample they can walk for a hour in total darkness, can ask, talk to us and we turn the situation because there we can help them but in the real life outside they should listen to us.

So dont give up, I am allso having a tv, and some people are so surprised that I love waching soccer and not on radio but tv.


Re: I feel your pane . But tv suks



Im not meen . But I gave up tv a wile back . all my intortaynmint comes off my computor . If you know any one thats not a dickish X boyfriend from who you can get movies , siearys sitcomes or even live standup comedy . there is a unlimeted seplai out there


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This has happened to me too, where people talk to whomever I'm with and not to me directly. Fortunately not much though. But this is indeed rather awkward. After all, we know best what we want, not the people accompanying us to wherever. I volunteer for a nonprofit organization here in Illinois, and part of our work involves this very thing. Check out our website when you have a moment or two or three, http://www.jjslist.com . Please note however, that the site is a work in progress. As for your ex, I'm so glad he is just that, an ex. Nobody deserves to be treated like that. Oh and btw, I had a little TV in my apartment but it never worked properly.


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