I was always afraid (and still am) of asking “intrusive personal questions” of a disabled person, that is until I took a college class with a young man who had cerebral palsy. The professor made a point of asking him what his crutches were for. He did so in a frank yet friendly manner. The young man was so happy. This was the first person to actually ask him about his disability and not shy away from him or treat him differently. I wonder if we’re differentiating between strangers on the street and acquaintances. Does the “don’t pry” rule apply in both?