Yesterday I introduced you to Cody LaScala. Today we met up in Second Life, and Cody told me he wanted to go do a little shopping, so I took him to one of the best menswear stores I know, called Gabriel:
Following Cody as he strolled around the store looking at clothing, chatting about the prices, we had a great time today! It made me realize that even the simple task of shopping in a store is probably something that is more difficult for Cody than most people, because of his differing abilities. For one thing, Cody’s cerebral palsy can make it difficult for him to be understood. He has to speak very slowly and enunciate every word so that I could understand him, and even then I often had to ask him to repeat himself. I suppose over time I will get better at understanding what he has to say, as other people do who communicate with him on a regular basis.
It’s also somewhat of a novelty for me to speak using voice in Second Life! I almost always use text chat only in SL. Among other reasons, it kind of destroys the illusion that I am a beautiful female supermodel, when I open my mouth and a man’s voice comes out! 😉