Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lesson learned...

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Back in college, my friends and I were completely obsessed with glasses like the ones to the left.  We all had non-prescription pairs and wore them often just for fun.  I lost my pair and happened to see some on a table at a party a few months later.  I took them!  I have no clue why, but I did.  I liked them and just figured they were some cheap pair like the ones I had prior.  I started wearing these glasses a lot...I loved them.  I felt like I could see better with them on.  Hmmm...do you know why I could see better wearing them??  Because they were prescription glasses!!!  I can't even believe it, but they were and apparently I needed them.  I was so ashamed of myself and quite honestly could not even remember from where I had taken them, so I had no way of returning them.  :(  Why did I keep wearing these glasses instead of going to the eye doctor for a much needed appointment?




absolutely fantastic eye chart prints by Etsy seller ohkayk found here!

So fast-forward a year or so...one of my very best friends came to visit us when we lived in New Orleans.  We were out on Bourbon Street at some bar (or maybe a club?), got up to dance, returned to our table to find that my bag had been stolen.  Ugh...it ended up being found and returned to me, but I was missing my driver's license, some make-up (who steals someone else's make-up? gross!), and my GLASSES!  I remember thinking, "Who steals someone's prescription glasses??"...and then remembered duh...I did!  Bam..karma!!  Anyway,  I had to go get a new license the next day and had to take the vision test.  I thought that since my vision wasn't that bad, I could just squint, pass the test, and then go get new contacts later.  I struggled reading the first line to the lady something like this, "A...F...D...E?"  She said, "Honey...those are numbers."  No joke.  Oops...off to the eye doctor my poor friend and I went to get contacts so I could see well enough to pass the test.  He was such a trooper!!  :/

6 comments:

Kristen said...

crazy story, but at least you discovered something pretty important ;)

still wondering why you took those glasses in the first place :P ha!

Torrie said...

Ahhh, KARMA.

Well, live and learn, right?? :)

Like Kristen said, the most important thing is that you discovered that you *need them, for more than "fashion purposes"!!

Danielle said...

Haha. That story is great about the eye test.

Ana Degenaar said...

Love this post! It reminds me that: 1. I need new glasses
2. I need those prints!
xo

Rachel @ Delight said...

Your story is hysterical! Who knows why we do half the things we do in college? Ha! I sure made my fair share of mistakes back then...things I certainly wouldn't do now.

At least you learned your lesson, you thief! Totally joking!! :o)

Great prints, BTW.

Kimia Kline said...

LOVE these eye charts! so cute.