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Page 42, mid-day timepass, sunday, may 22, 2016, mumbai, web: www.mid-day.com, twitter @mid_day, YOU & EYE – A WEEKLY HUMOUR SERIES THAT DEMYSTIFIES BLINDNESS, CURATED BY XRCVC.ORG Image description: A cartoon strip with 7 frames… Frame 1: (A sighted woman with dark glasses slid over her head, together with a visually impaired man seated at a table in a restaurant where there are salt and pepper shakers as well as two sets of cutlery on the table. A sighted waiter serves one sandwich to each of the customers.) Waiter to Visually Impaired man: Here's the grilled club sandwich you ordered, Sir! Like me to slice it up for you? Through a thought bubble, the Visually Impaired man reflects: Bet you think I need to be fed too…! Visually Impaired man to Waiter: Thanks, but no! Frame 2: (The visually impaired man speaking to the sighted woman who has placed her dark glasses to her right on the table while they are both eating) Visually Impaired man to Sighted woman: Ooph! The number of people who put my disability before me… instead of the other way around…! Frame 3: (The visually impaired man and the sighted woman chat while they eat)
Visually Impaired man to Sighted woman: Blind or not, I wish they would realize… the way you do… that I'm a human being first! Frame 4: (A close-up of the visually impaired man's hand picking up the pepper shaker - with multiple holes at the top - from the table) Visually Impaired man: Needs more pepper! Frame 5: (The sighted woman and the visually impaired man chat while he applies pepper to his dish) Sighted woman to Visually Impaired man: How do you know which is salt and which is pepper? Visually Impaired man to Sighted woman: I have a tongue that works well! Frame 6: (The waiter speaking to the visually impaired man) Waiter to Visually Impaired man: May I bring the bill now Sir, if you're done? Visually Impaired man to Waiter: Sure. But give it to the lady! It's her treat! Frame 7: (The sighted woman speaking to the visually impaired man) Sighted woman to Visually Impaired man: Hey… you sure are a smooth operator with a tongue that works well! Visually Impaired man to Sighted woman: I told you, I'm a human being first and foremost! (Signed Ponnappa, in Frame 6)
 

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