Call the papers, I just had the dumbest thing ever said to a blind guy!

Over the years, people have said some pretty dumb things to me. Off the top of my head, a few of them have been, “I didn’t see you,” which I normally reply, “yeah, me neither.” There’s been “Watch where you are going!” Which I reply, “I wish I could!” The old classic, “what are you blind!” Where the only response is, “YES!” which can also be followed with an expletive of your choosing. There’s also some friendly brain farts, like “Wow, check out that smoking hot babe,” While watching sports with a friend, “what are you blind ump!” “Did you see where I put my cell, the remote, my keys, etc” There’s also the general public brain farts, asking me for directions, the waiter handing me a menu, people holding out their hand for me to shake, people pointing where something is, etc. I can go on forever, and I am sure I am leaving some of the best ones out that aren’t coming to me as I write this.

Earlier today, Nash and I came back into my building and there was a woman with a little dog, and Nash mosied on over to say hello, and this woman took the cake on the dumbest thing ever said to a blind guy. She said to me, “I just had eye surgery so I can’t really see either.” Are you kidding me! You having lasik isn’t exactly the same thing, and I’m guessing that your eye sight will come back in less than a day. I don’t believe in physical violence, but this was one woman who needed to be smacked to knock some sense into her. Not to worry, I didn’t smack her, I didn’t even respond. Nash and I just kept on walking, and considering that I had my dark sunglasses on because it is way to bright out, I am guessing that she could see enough to tell that I am a blind guy.

Nash let out a yelp the other night that I had only heard once before. Poor little fella. He is still getting the ear drops, and I guess in my attempt to make sure that I got the drop in his ear, I stuck the dropper in to far. It didn’t come out of his other ear, so that was a good thing, but I felt really bad. Amazingly though, he didn’t jump out of my bed, and still let me come over to him and pet him and give him a nice apologetic belly rub. I felt really bad for awhile. The only other time I had heard him yelp like that was when we were hurrying in a monsoon to get across a street, and I accidentatly stepped on one of his paws. So I guess twice in a year isn’t to bad, but it is a sound that I would rather not hear again.

And if you are keeping score, Nash has once again taken the global lead in shedding, as he is losing his winter coat, and is losing massive clumps of hair on a daily basis. I am amazed that after I groom him that he has any hair left. It is like it is growing faster than I can groom it!

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