posted on Apr, 25 2004 @ 01:53 PM
Originally posted by ShirtNinja
I'm surprised at how many people picked sight. This is the very last sense I would choose to do without, for a number of reasons.
well what are they? you seem to say you have resons alot then never show.
Reason 1. Getting around. Try walking to your closest grocery store while keeping your eyes closed. Watch out for the cars. Oh, you can't. Listen for
the cars then.
Reason 2. Reading. Sure there is Braile (sp?) but not all books have been published in that format, have they? How would you like having to ask every
waiter that waits on you in a resturant to read you the entire menu?
Reason 3. Paperwork. Put on a blindfold. Now, try balancing your checkbook, or telling the difference between a $1 bill and a $20 bill.
Reason 4. Trust. Once again, put on a blindfold and then try to pick which clothes you are going to wear. Unless you are actually clairovoyant or have
someone that you can trust to do this for you, then you are lible to walk out your door looking like some retro 70's person. Loss of sight means
dependance on someone else, even for very simple things that sighted people take entirely for granted.
Reason 5. It's would be really difficult to surf the Internet and come participate on the ATS site without sight. It could be done as I believe the
technology does exist (in the early stages), but it's certainly not nearly as easy.
I could come up with a lot more but I think my point has been made.
As to your accusation that I don't give reasons, most of the time I say that it's because my reasons usually have been posted in a previous post
within the same thread. It's a little redundant to repeat myself all the time. In this particular thread, I would have thought that the reasons would
be obvious to those who actually took the time to think about it for a little bit
Sounds like you are just trying to pick a fight, my friend.