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#302378 - 04/18/24 12:03 AM People Are Not Paying Attention
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2958
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
Today, my mom and I went to Walmart. As usual, we split up with our shopping carts and planned to meet at the bench near the exit. When I arrived at the bench first, I found a lady sitting there with her bag occupying the other seat. I patiently used my cane to stand against the wall beside the occupied seat without disturbing anyone. After a minute, an employee noticed me standing with my cane and asked the lady to move her bag. Once she did, I was able to have a seat.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#302379 - 04/18/24 08:10 AM Re: People Are Not Paying Attention [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
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Loc: Finland
Did you not dare to ask for a seat yourself?

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#302380 - 04/18/24 01:15 PM Re: People Are Not Paying Attention [Re: Herman30]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2958
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
No. I let the fact that I was standing with my cane beside the occupied seat speak for itself.

Jeanette Isabelle
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I'm not sure whose twisted idea it was to put hundreds of adolescents in underfunded schools run by people whose dreams were crushed years ago, but I admire the sadism. -- Wednesday Adams, Wednesday

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#302381 - 04/19/24 07:19 PM Re: People Are Not Paying Attention [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1204
Loc: Germany
Using actual speech might have allowed you to have a seat sooner. The lady may have interpreted your just standing there in a different way.
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#302382 - 04/19/24 07:49 PM Re: People Are Not Paying Attention [Re: M_a_x]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2958
Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
I relied solely on nonverbal cues to gauge the woman's response time. I did not expect the Walmart employee to intervene.

Jeanette Isabelle
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I'm not sure whose twisted idea it was to put hundreds of adolescents in underfunded schools run by people whose dreams were crushed years ago, but I admire the sadism. -- Wednesday Adams, Wednesday

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#302385 - 04/28/24 03:24 AM Re: People Are Not Paying Attention [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1577
We all have momentary lapses. I'd like to think I have pretty good situational awareness from years of training, but today I walked past a friend in a public space without even realizing it! When I see other people's lapses, I'd remind myself to be vigilant.

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