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38 | TIMEPASS YOU & EYE – A WEEKLY HUMOUR SERIES THAT DEMYSTIFIES BLINDNESS, CURATED BY XRCVC.ORG Image description: A cartoon strip with 9 frames… Frame 1: (The visually impaired man – BG – holding a white cane, standing and facing a sighted man who is seated across a table. There is a chair in front of BG facing the sighted man whose eyebrows are raised in surprise.) Some years ago, BG was at a job interview… A thought bubble shows the sighted man thinking: WHAT THE … Frame 2: (A close-up of the sighted man who seems clueless) Sighted Man: Do you need any help finding your chair…? Frame 3: (BG, now seated across the sighted man, presenting some papers with 'CV' written at the top centre of the front page) BG: No thank you, Sir, I do not! Here's my C. V.! Frame 4: (A close-up of the sighted man with his eyebrows raised high as he holds the CV to his face such that only the top half of his face can be seen) A thought bubble represents him thinking: This guy's blind! He's totally blind! Frame 5: (A close-up of the sighted man as he continues to hold the CV and cover half his face. His eyebrows now appear shrunk as he seems to deliberate.) A thought bubble represents him thinking: I need to… er… somehow fob off this fellow. Frame 6: (The sighted man with his eyebrows raised in disapproval, points towards the CV. Curved lines over the bent pointer finger represent the movement of the finger going up & down towards the CV. Similar curved lines next to the sighted man's head represent a left-right shaking of the head in disagreement.) Sighted Man: Hmm… hmmm… hm! You know what… nowhere have you mentioned in your C. V. that you're blind! Frame 7: (A close-up of the sighted man as he continues to hold the CV, now seemingly irritated)
Sighted Man: In our company we give the… um… utmost regard to 'Honesty'! Frame 8: (A close-up of BG who seems displeased) BG: Did you not notice I have clearly indicated, Sir, that I studied at a school for the blind?! Frame 9: (As the sighted man finally appears to look at the CV, a thought bubble shows BG thinking: Honestly now! There are some people who even given the gift of sight… simply cannot see!) Footnote: BG did not get that particular job, and honestly, BG has no regrets…! (Signed Ponnappa, in Frame 8)
 

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