Last night seven of us with varying degrees of visual impairment went to a pub for a Black Country evening which included fundraising for a cancer charity. When we got there, a table had been reserved for us but it was in a separate room where there was also a private party going on. for this reason we felt very apart from the function we were attending and despite several requests we were told that there was no space for us in the bar. I dread to think what the people whose party it was thought about having to share.
So, I can’t work this out. Were the staff at the pub being helpful and just assuming, without thinking through the scenario, that we would be more comfortable? or were they just being patronising? Especially as one of them actually said that he’d reserved that table for “the blind”. God I hate that expression.
either way, although it was nice to be out with friends, we felt very excluded from the main event.