After posting the letter to the optometrist last night, I feel compelled to explain why I took the approach that I did.
Coming home on Monday afternoon and writing a scathing letter to her would have been easy. But, what would that have accomplished?
There is way more than enough hurt and pain in the world these days. Why contribute to that? What would be accomplished by me making her feel badly?
She was not rude or nasty, but, rather, unenlightened in how to deal with my disability – or what she perceived to be my disability. She was same unenlightened self during my first eye exam five years ago, when I did not take any action to remedy the situation. My bad. Yes, I know.
This time around I guess I am in a different place. I feel more confident to do something, but something of value, something that might move us forward. That is why I took the approach that I did: I explained my actual limitations and dismissed non-existing ones, outlined what I needed, and suggested how she might play an active role in moving forward.
Less than an hour after publishing that letter here on my blog, my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself finally hit #1 in its category on Amazon – after it had been stuck at #2 for two weeks. My book is now officially an Amazon bestseller!
Coincidence or karma? You decide.If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a cafe mocha. Thanks kindly.