I was out with my date, and enjoying myself with him, as usual, when he decided that he needed to go to the men’s room.
The men’s room attendant, who observed my date making his way to the restroom, hastened towards me to ask, “Don’t you think you should go in there with him? ” You see, he felt the need to ask that ridiculous question because my date was blind.
It was only when I began dating a blind guy that I truly began to realise how poorly constructed our streets, street signage and pavements are. It can make things very challenging for a blind, deaf or physically challenged pedestrian.
Hell, it makes things difficult for those without a physical disability. However, after you get accustomed to the adjustments needed to make this kind of relationship work, you really do get down to the business of being in a relationship.
If you, or your partner, have a vehicle, that issue is a bit less of a problem.
However, I also made sure to ask what he didn’t like to be referred to. It was about the ease with which my date and I would get from Point A to Point B.
In my case, since I am a pretty independent person, I date people with that same trait. It really does depend on the type of person you are dating, how independent they are, and the particular situations his or her disability places you in.
Dating someone with a disability can bring you into contact with some not-so-average situations.
Of course, when my date returned, I told him about the situation.
His retort was priceless: “What does he want you to do? ” It became a running joke for the remainder of the relationship.