- Sep 7, 2019
- Reaction score
- Brisbane, Australia
Feel your pain man!Post 1489. I remember a 4th grade art teacher showing me those circles. I was crushed when she told me I was color blind. I thought how can that be I can see all the colors. But my hopes of being an astronaut or a pilot were dashed. I didn't see those circles again until I enlisted in the Air force. A touchy feely tech basically told me what the numbers were. And since my career field didn't really need it all was cool.
I was about 15 when I found out I was "colour deficient", so that ended my high school career thoughts of being a pilot or electrical engineer.
I recall after I graduated from uni and joined British Airways Engineering in London that I had to take a company medical. The chief medical doc there reacted in a less than understanding manner when I said I wasn't colour blind, rather I was colour deficient.
He then spend 15mins extra going out of his way to prove he was right, eventually finding a shade of light lens to get me to fail to see it was actually a red one, upon which he remarked proudly "Aha! See I'm right!". What an assh*@e!
I seem to have survive all those traffic lights in the intervening 35years, and fortunately he was one of the very few true [email protected] I met in my career there.