Not long after I became monocular and partially sighted I was given a signal cane and instructions on its use (hold the cane within your body space diagonally across the front of your body so that you look like some kind of camp male majorette and then walk through the crowds as people give you odd looks and you don't know if they're moving out of the way because they vaguely understand that you can't see as well of them or they're giving you a wide berth because you're freaking them out)
Since then I've used the cane infrequently, mainly in crowds, in shops, when crossing the road and when getting on and off the bus - when I've remembered to take it with me and I feel it is needed.
I've noticed, though, that the cane has other, magical, properties which are not mentioned in any of the instructions.
For instance it's possible to stumble off a bus and barge into someone with crutches and have them apologise to YOU. It's also possible to queue-jump with other people's permission.
Observing crowd movement I'm also unsure as to whether the cane's affect on people is due to them noticing it and movement or actually some kind of 'moses parting the waters' miracle.
Has anyone else found that their cane has any of these magical properties?