I'm completely perplexed...
Please read this story:
"Blind man sues Wienerschnitzel over run-in with tree."
from The Salt Lake Tribune
Now I'm not even going to share my thoughts on this story, that's up for debate and even I'm internally conflicted, but wait until you read the comments about this story! Now beware I've added my comments on their comments and trust me I sensored a lot of it...Enjoy!
"The guy should have been watching where he was walking."
D: Excellent idea. If these stupid blind people just WATCHED where they were going, everything would be solved!
"Normally I would insult the individual in a humorous way, but he'll never read it so there is no point."
D:...because blind people never read or care about topics pertinent to them, GET A CLUE JERK FACE!
"I thought thats what seeing eye dogs were for. If a blind person wants maximum mobility they need to use one. Otherwise they need to exercise caution and can't be walking around at break neck speed."
D: A dog could have easily missed this too.
"Excuse me, did I miss something? Did the tree jump out in front of the person on the sidewalk? Come on, this is just another attorney trying to get rich off a large company. I hope the judge is smart enough to throw this one out. I'm sorry if the person is blind but they have limitations and should have someone with them , either a person or a dog to guide them where they need to go."
D: Are you joking? Someone or some dog with them at all times!?! You might as well attach us to a leash and wrap us in bubble wrap you idiot!
"While I am sympathetic to the plaintiff's condition, I am fairly certain being blind and walking about town carries a greater risk for him than for the average citizen. Therefore, he must exercise a greater degree of caution when doing so."
D: "The Plaintiff's Condition?" What the....? You should excersize a greater deal of caution when you try to use your brain...
"Men in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Blind men in forests shouldn't jog.
Somebody should take another branch off that tree, and beat him and his lawyer about the head and neck with it."
D: Really? Seriously? Now we're getting violent, what a joke?
"If I was blind, I'm not sure I'd want to eat hot dogs anyway!"
D: Good point. Blind people should not want to eat hot dogs. What the...?
"I think a blind person has much more practice at tripping/falling/bracing for impact than those of with working eyes. They've done it a LOT more."
D: I'm speechless...
Disclaimer: I'm sorry if this was terribly rude (kind of sorry) but I think it's terribly awful to think what these people think about blind people. This is not just lack of education but pure ignorance. Step up and make your own comment on this story, let them know, that blind people do read and we do care!