Friday, May 22, 2015

Waiting for the cab

It is always fun and somewhat interesting each time I call a cab and then stand there waiting for it. I always tell the cab company that I am blind and that I need for the cab driver to come towards me and identify himself to me and to escort me to his cab.

For the most part this strategy works but there is the odd occasion when it does not. Once in a while the cab driver will sit in his cab and wait for me to approach his cab but this quickly changes when he realizes that I am blind. Or once in a while, and not very often at all, he will bang on the outer window if I am standing indoors to catch my attention.

I would say that things have improved greatly when it comes to cab drivers interacting with me as a blind person and it sure makes life a lot easier.

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