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#374784 - 12/20/07 07:42 PM Eyeglasses and other annoyances
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I've been wearing reading glasses for the last five years or so. Now, I don't mind wearing them in and of themselves - after all, I'm a Professional Computer Geek, and it's part of the uniform - but the dang things get dirty fast.

The slightest smudge gets on a lens, and it's like looking through an under-achieving kaleidoscope.

I consider taking them off, but I know that road ends in Headacheopolis.

Ordinarily, I live with it, but it eventually drives me batscat.

I go and wash my lenses, and all is right with the world. Then I scratch my forehad, the tip of my thumb makes incidental contact with a lens, and suddenly, my world is a Dali painting.

Ok, I'm over-exaggerating here, but it's a huge nuisance for me.

I wish I had my perfect vision back. In my younger days, I could tell you the name of a flea's girlfriend by reading his tattoo from 100 yards away.

Ok, now that I've vented, what minor details of daily life drive you three steps from going all Budd Dwyer?
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#374785 - 12/20/07 08:50 PM Re: Eyeglasses and other annoyances [Re: Zombie Zero]
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The price of glasses! My husband just bought three pair (a pair of safety glasses for work which we will be reinbursed for, a pair of sunglassees, and a everyday wear pair). I didn't even want to know what it was going to run us so I took our daughter to Gymboree and did a little shopping. I got the credit card bill in the mail yesterday and opened it up, $600. The balance was paid off the month before so ALL of it was from LensCrafters. I thought I was going to die! I, myself, have 20/20 vision so I have no idea what glasses cost. UGH! $600 for 3 pair! I guess it's not too bad but just to be hit with it like that. About $200 of it is my husband's work's responsibility so that's nice.

As for things that drive nuts? Snow Birds. You know the people. The ones that migrate from up north to spend the winter in the south. They act like their car is going to blow up if it gets above 55. THE SPEED LIMIT IS 70 PEOPLE! EITHER DO IT OR GET OFF MY ROADS!

Casey
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#374786 - 12/20/07 09:00 PM Re: Eyeglasses and other annoyances [Re: clmibb]
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Re: The price of glasses...

I get 60% off frames, and 80% off lenses.
YAY being a Veteran! (and a member of the right groups)

Re: Snow Birds

Let two snow flakes fall out of the sky in Northern Virginia!

Some people drive 10mph with their flashers on.
Some people abandon their vehicles, and hoof it.
Some have 4WD Behemoths and DRIVE LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW!
Some seemingly close their eyes, unbuckle their belts, and steer with their buttocks.

Then there's the 0.001% who behave as if they've seen this falling death dust before, lessen their speed slightly, and drive normally, while attempting not to be vehicularly murdered by the maniac drivers who were once partially sane, but have since lost both hope, and touch with reality.
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#374787 - 12/20/07 09:09 PM Re: Eyeglasses and other annoyances [Re: Zombie Zero]
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WOAH! Wait a minute! So is my husband! What do you do? show them your DD-214? Oh do tell!

Casey
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#374788 - 12/20/07 09:55 PM Re: Eyeglasses and other annoyances [Re: Zombie Zero]
MattJ Offline
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Took the Lasik plunge nigh unto 10 years ago. Fack wearing glasses. Too bad all this computer time is slowing undoing my vision again.
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#374789 - 12/20/07 11:49 PM Re: Eyeglasses and other annoyances [Re: clmibb]
Blackrainbow Offline
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Registered: 09/14/06
Posts: 220
Loc: Brandon Fl.USA
Casey,

I work for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. PM me and I will explain the requirements of vison benefits for vets. If you want I will mail you a copy of the handbook of benefits and veterans rights.

Bob
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#374790 - 12/20/07 11:54 PM Re: Eyeglasses and other annoyances [Re: Blackrainbow]
clmibb Offline
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Loc: South Texas, US
ZZ and I discussed it through PM. I just need to get my husband to get off his duff and do it. Thanks though! Is there a PDF file that can be emailed?

Casey
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#374791 - 12/21/07 12:00 AM Re: Eyeglasses and other annoyances [Re: Zombie Zero]
hedkikr Offline
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Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 2827
Loc: Southern California, USA
I wore glasses/contacts for 40 yrs. Last month, I got Lasik.

Now my eyesight is SO good, I actually have x-ray vision...it's not all it's cracked to be. Nothing exciting about seeing a mess of bones & teeth.

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#374792 - 12/21/07 12:27 AM Re: Eyeglasses and other annoyances [Re: hedkikr]
Zombie Zero Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1991
Loc: Lorton, VA
Wow... I didn't know that eyeglasses would be such a hot-button issue! I'm glad I'm not alone here!

Are there any other mundane, every-day annoyances that you all have to live with, but yet drive you completely apespit?
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#374793 - 12/21/07 01:15 AM Re: Eyeglasses and other annoyances [Re: Zombie Zero]
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Another thing that annoys me are people who don't think. Case in point:
A few months ago, a local middle school had a bat fly into the school during a football game. A few students in the school killed the bat and called animal control and they came out the next morning to remove the animal. The bat tested positive for rabies. The news reported the story and at the end added, "Animal control advises to never handle a wild animal no matter how innocent the animal looks. The best thing to do is to call animal control during normal business hours." Now last I checked, bats are nocturnal animals and "normal business hours" are typically over no later than 6 MAYBE 6:30 pm. Bats are just waking up at this point. So what am I supposed to do if a bat flies into my house at 10 pm? "Oh excuse me Mr. Bat, please stay here until the morning so animal control can deal with you."

Casey
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