I am legally blind, with at best 20/200 vision in my stronger eye; The other eye might as well be a marble. This has necessitated any number of changes in my life. Driving is impossible (though technically I still have a legal drivers license because the state of Tennessee does not force me to prove my visual acuity when getting a license renewal, something you might want to think about the next time you are on the road, Memphians!) and cooking is much harder than it was a few years ago. Some time when I feel like wallowing in self pity I will relate the story of the raspberry cheesecake disaster of February 2017.
But things I can do for myself I still prefer to do solo, which is why, about six months ago, I decided to start grocery shopping alone rather than getting a courtesy clerk at Kroger or having my stepdaughter come with me. Perhaps three months ago, I started keeping track (just out of idle curiosity) of the apparent genders of other shoppers who notice my disability and spontaneously offer assistance. As of this morning, this is happened 101 times, which is close enough for army work when it comes to starting a thread on the subject.
Assuming there are no repeats among these spontaneously helpful shoppers and that none of them are store employees: which gender do you think more likely to offer help to this blind man, men or women?
Note: I am including trips to stores like Walgreens, CVS, and Family Dollar in this tally. I do not attempt Best Buy or Target alone. My weekly grocery trip is always to the same Kroger because I need to know the general layout already so that the trip is not impractically long.