The Eyes Have It
Breaking up is hard to do. In November 2010, I started a rocky relationship but flat-out fell in love. When we were together, I felt more confident, my eyes seemed bluer, and we took many bike rides together. Not to mention the awesome photos we took. Oh, the memories, the two of us shared.
We spent lots of time at the gym. When we took walks together outside, the world got darker so I wouldn’t have to squint. We went to our high school reunion together and some adjustments needed to be made since he tended to get bent out of shape, frequently. No relationship is perfect, right?
I played the field. In fact, before we got together, I hooked up with something else from “the better part of town” that encouraged me to spend more time with my scholarly self and read! But I felt like an owl when were together. Not only that, the “brainiac” feared exercise and a sedentary life style isn’t for me.
The break up was completely unexpected but after many adjustments, I felt the right side was about to give and we were going to part ways. Sure enough, on Tuesday, we broke up while in the optician’s hands! The right temple just gave in.
Thankfully, I was wearing my expensive bifocals that I purchased from my high-end boutique, at the recommendation of my ophthalmologist. So, I could still drive home and see! However, they make me look like an owl and I definitely can’t work out in them. I wear them at work, that’s it!
What am I to do without my social pair of glasses that allow me to take long bike rides and not look dorky when I go out?! They were barely two years old! I think that is not a long time. Especially when you do the math for the return on investment.
The kicker is my frame is no longer made! So, even if I wanted to pay for a replacement temple, I couldn’t! Are you kidding me?! As I said before, this is my social pair of glasses, I work out in them, go out in them; I need this pair of glasses!
For about ten minutes, I am wandering around the store and finally I see two pairs that are the same size as my current lenses and they are shape weird, so this was a miracle. One frame was black on the outside and red on the inside. The other was violet on the outside and a mix of orange/purple on the inside. I STILL don’t know what color it is. Since I love purple and my old pair was coffee on the outside and purple on the inside, I had to go with the purple.
After much effort on three of the employees at the store, they were able to get my old lenses out of my broken frames and into the new ones. I have to admit, this frame is NICER than the other one. It is still a cat eye shape, obviously, but a hipper looking frame. The frame was $110 but I paid $44, so I was relieved AND I walked out with the glasses on my face! I was really impressed how my optician did not want me to leave the store unhappy and she was very sympathetic to my situation.
Do you think two years is a long time for a pair of glasses?!! My mom has a ton of glasses and none of them seem to break…