The Silence

I expect all of us with a disability, and probably many of us who just look a bit different, have at one time or another experienced this.


You’re walking along, approaching a small knot of people who are deep in conversation. As you draw level with them, the conversation stops and you can feel all eyes upon you. Once you have passed, the conversation resumes.

For goodness sake! Get over yourselves you supposed normies who do this! Its rude, its unnecessary and downright disconcerting certainly for me as a blind person, as I realise I have to navigate around you while you’re all gawping. Just carry on talking and I’ll be on my way with a lot more ease, and I’d be far more likely to smile and say hello as I pass.


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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