Haven’t you got someone sighted …?

I’m amazed at just how many times, since living alone, that when I’m having problems accessing a product or service, I’m met the the stock response: “Haven’t you got someone sighted who can do that/read that/fill that in for you?” What really gets me is that assumption that we all have a convenient sighted person who we can just pull out of a cupboard at a moment’s notice.

I was even more amazed though, when bemoaning the dreaded glyph on the allofmp3 website to be asked that question by a blind person. you think they’d have more sense!

The best one though in the last few weeks has been the inability to get smear test results in accessible format. They won’t even ring you with the results. I was asked if I could get a neighbour to read it to me when I queried it. My 84 year old neighbour will love that won’t he!!


About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.
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One Response to Haven’t you got someone sighted …?

  1. quirkofonic says:

    Oh, I call that the Somebody Tree, because it can seem if people think you have a Somebody Tree growing out back so you can get *somebody* to do whatever you’re supposed to have random sighted somebodies do. Remember that the Somebody Tree is usually planted conveniently next to the money tree, thus its mythical status. So let’s see, do we just go back to the tree, find a male or female of a given type, whatever is in season on the tree and what our preference is, detach them from said tree and help them down and have them do said task? Hahahahahaha!

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