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You wouldn’t believe it

Discussion in 'Access Norton Pub' started by Eljahara, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. Eljahara

    Eljahara VIP MEMBER

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    I wondered if anyone had seen/experienced anything similar - political correctness.......

    I parked my car at one of the multilevel car parks in Chelmsford at the weekend. When we returned we used the lift to get to the floor where the car was parked - the car park has six levels and on the panel to select the floor each was marked with a number and under each number was the Braille equivalent .......

    Now, before you defend the need to accommodate all in society, including the visually impaired, think of where the Braille signs are located!
     
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  2. texasSlick

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    That's nothing! I was once in a lounge reserved for power company line men, that had wheelchair restroom facilities.

    Perhaps you should re-title this thread to something like "Can you top this PC lunacy?"

    Slick
     
  3. ashman

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    Not so funny really in my younger days a lad called ken was born blind he was also a very good horse man and had a horse ride hire business he wanted to drive a car so one day his mates put him behind a wheel of a old Holden and were telling him which way to turn the steering wheel, the funny part they got pulled up by the cops and he was asked for his licence of course he said he didn't have one and when the cop asked why not "I'm blind".

    Ashley
     
  4. grandpaul

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    I sometimes wonder how on earth blind people can find these braille signs in MOST of the places I've seen then posted!

    That, and the fact that I've seen many blind people "tap" their way right past the signs, avail themselves of whatever facility they were visiting, and leave, NEVER ONCE so much as feeling for, braille signs, or even asking for assistance.
     
  5. acotrel

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    My friend had one glass eye and was almost blinded in his good eye when a kid chucked a rock at him. He eventually went totally blind due to a cataract. After it was removed he had about 40% vision in his remaining eye which was enough for him to get a car licence. Even before he had the cataract removed, he was still road racing motorcycles. He used to line the corners up off the tip of his nose. But the joke was that none of the other riders ever knew his vision was so bad. He was still extremely fast. When I was a kid, I used to ride pillion with him around Melbourne, often doing 100 MPH. He was the sort of guy who would ride through the gap between two trams which were passing in opposite directions. He knew no fear. He died at the wheel of his car on a country road, from an enlarged heart. The car just veered off and hit one of the oncoming. His girl had a broken elbow and a dog was killed in the car he hit.
     
  6. robs ss

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    A few years ago I visited the head office of the company I worked for.
    There, beside the "Men" & "Women" toilet signs was the braille equivalent - printed on A4 paper - absolute genius!
    I suggested that the perpetrator should be found and sacked - they have already displayed their incompetence - better stop them before they do something with more dire consequences.
    Cheers
    Rob

    PS: Apparently these signs had been up for six months before my visit - says something about the thinking power or observation skills of our big city cousins.
     
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  7. Peter R

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    How about this one :

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    The painter did exacly what he was told to do.
     
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  8. Mark

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    This guy is a genius!
    (notice that he spelled Arabic wrong)
     
  9. eskasteve

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    [​IMG]

    Seattle Mariners Safco Field
     
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  10. robs ss

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    Well - you gotta admit - many umpires really need braille (as well as white canes, labradors,.... )
     
  11. Petersen

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  12. Eljahara

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    Genius
    Probably 6ft off the floor too!
     
  13. robs ss

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    Why are they cross?
     
  14. eskasteve

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    Duh Because they're blind.
    I just came across a little known fact.
    On this day in 1936 the hot dog was invented when Joey Hotdogs accidently dropped a sack of his prize winning pig assholes in his dick shaper machine.
    I must be a sicko but I find this kind of hysterical, or is that historical
     
  15. robs ss

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    yep... you sure are a sicko - but in a kinda good way!
     
  16. N0rt0nelectr@

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    I expect that the buttons are made all the same so any elevator (lift) use the same controls. Think about the buttons on a drive up ATM, same sort of thing.
    John in Texas
     
  17. lazyeye6

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    In my city a new fire house was built for several million dollars. As it was finished it was discovered that the living areas did not meet the requirements of the laws to provide disabled access. It cost several hunded thousand dollars to widen doorways, and retrofit bathrooms snd counter heights to provide wheelchair access for the resident fire fighters. It is true irony that this new firehouse burned down last year.
     
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