Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Great things about being blind. Knowing people on the phone.

A friend called me recently and we hadn't talked in several months. She seemed slightly surprised when I knew exactly who she was from the first second she spoke to me. Naturally I do. I know who people are by their voices. So, I almost always know who someone is even without call display. I often can hear background noise and talking and a pause if it is a telemarketer so I can prepare to hang up quickly. I often only need someone to introduce themselves to me a few times. Some people do it for longer than I need and I have to say that I know who they are. But please, if you leave me, tell me you're going. I can't count the number of times I've carried on conversations with the empty air space or with a pole or tree or some other non-talkative object when someone has left without telling me. If it is quiet and just myself and the other person, I can often hear them leave. But, in a crowded situation, it is almost impossible. Happy conversing everyone.

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