Kilian Valkhof

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The most inspiring thing

Life, 12 March 2007, < 1

Today at the bus station, I saw the most inspiring thing. It started when a blind man stepped out of a bus and started walking in the direction of the city shopping centre. (naturally) A little uneasy he started crossing the road, lifting his foot strangely high to get onto the pavement. He regained his orientation by tapping around him with his stick and then continued to walk a bit further.

A girl crossed him walking in the opposite direction. He said “Excuse me miss, is the shopping centre that way?” and he pointed forward. The girl followed his hand, pointing as well and said “Yes, it’s that way”. They both walked on, the man visibly more comfortable and confident.

How is that for user-interaction?

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  1. Reminds me of a few days ago when a friendly old man got out of the bus. A little girl held him by the hand to help him find the direction.

    The sun was shining. Beautiful scene :)

    I wonder how the man saw that the girl in your story was a girl.

  2. Thanks for your comment, it was her high heals, I assume.