Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Great things about being blind. More kid stories.
This actually didn't happen to me but was told to me by a friend who is blind. Sometimes when offering a totally blind person a plate of food, it is helpful to describe where abouts on the plate certain food items are. On occasion when I've been passed a plate, I have forcefully stabbed a whole roll with my fork bringing it towards my face. I've also ensnared a paper cup of cranberry sauce and other interesting things. My mom from an early age would say, "Your meat is at 12 O'Clock and your potatoes are at 6 O'Clock." This means that you think of the plate as a clock face. If the plate is sitting inf front of you, six is close to you and 12 furthest away etc. My friend was doing a presentation on blindness at a school and she explained this concept. A little boy put up his hand and said in a horrified voice, "You mean, they eat their meat at 12 and don't get to eat their vegetables until 3?" Happy eating everyone.