I’m a counselor who helps coordinate support groups for visually-impaired adults.
Many participants have a condition known as macular degeneration, which makes it difficult for them to distinguish facial features.
I had just been assigned to a new group and was introducing myself.
Knowing that many in the group would not be able to see me well, I jokingly said, “For those of you who can’t see me, I’ve been told that I look like a cross between Paul Newman and Robert Redford.”
Immediately, one woman called out, “We’re not THAT blind!”