March 15, 2005


I took my youngest to McDonald's over the weekend - drawn there not for the cardboard food, but for the immense climbing-structure-cum-play-area they maintain in the front of the store. On my way in, I made casual note of a sign on the door that read "Braille and Picture Menus Available". That bugged me all weekend. Think about it. What the fuck good are signs announcing the availability of menus for the blind and the illiterate? They can't read 'em...and McDonalds actually spent money on that...?

These things bother me.

Posted by Queenie at March 15, 2005 11:57 PM

Blind there's an appetizing picture.

Hey lady, out of place and I know it, but when I am honest on a resume, and put down something like 'Administrator' as my previous job title, it sends the HR drones running for the tall grass.

I admire your willingness to take 'whatevah', but you sound like someone who could start her own, or partner up with...a business.

And watch those 'play areas'... I've found diapers full of brat-chum in there when fishing out my own todds.

Nothing like a frantic pile of un-immunized illegal immigrant toddlers, cut loose there into the playing field, to make you miss that health insurance you used to have.

Posted by: Bane at March 16, 2005 03:01 AM

Blind "beaners" serving up your egg "El"muffins
I love it! They aren't so interbred, yet,... six mothths I give the vermin before I take up arms.
I enjoy target practice!
sorry Queenie...
Maybe I will blow up and everyone will remember me and hate me

Posted by: murry at March 16, 2005 04:02 AM

If that bothers you....start looking at the elevator buttons in parking garages....see the Braille buttons?

It frightens me....

Posted by: pedro at March 16, 2005 10:11 AM

can the guide dogs be trained to read?

actually, most blind people I know hang out with seeing people in places like that . . .

also, McD's has to keep up on its "inclusive" image--

Posted by: SQ at March 16, 2005 12:00 PM

I used to volunteer reading for the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. It was really cool, and when there wasn't anything for me to record, I got some good office experience.

However, one of the books I had to read has always puzzled me...the Oklahoma Driver's Manual.

Even one of my supervisors, who was legally blind and unable to drive, was completely baffled by this. But record it I did.

One of my other supervisors pointed out that the library is for the physically handicapped, too...for people who just can't sit down and read a book for whatever reason. Which still begs the question of how driving would be a viable option.

I'll add your sign (my first thought was that they'd have a friend with them who would point out the concession. But if there's a friend who can read the sign, I'm wondering how necessary the adapted menus would be) to that same little puzzled spot of my brain.

Posted by: Samira at March 16, 2005 09:43 PM
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