Last year in August sometime I started to notice that I couldn’t see things. This is a bad thing for a photographer of sorts. I had planned a trip home to do, well I forget what I was doing, oh yeah, wait, nope, I don’t remember. Anyway, I found out that I was still on my parents insurance. This was awesome. I went for my first ever eye exam and found out that I had less than hawk eyesight. Disappointing to say the least. It was a small prescription. The doc lady was even surprised that I noticed that small of a prescription. But of course I had to inform her of my super perceptive abilities. So I got glasses. I kind of wanted them so I could finally become a legit nerd. I was stoked, I got some, and they were wrong. I had to have them remade. Unfortunately I was going back to Colorado. They remade them and sent them to me via the slowest mode of communication ever: The United States Postal Service. Which, weird enough, I heard was going to go under.
The old glasses.. I can get new lenses for 40 bucks Chinese or if you’re keeping track, $5.84 American.
I received the package and ripped open the box ready to parade around in my new geek fashion and bam, they were wrong again. This, is not good. My parent’s insurance expired and luckily I started getting it through my employment in Vail. Nice. I had my glasses checked and sure enough they were right.. Wait what..? I had my eyes checked and bingo, the place that I had gone in Michigan had messed up my eye exam, which led to me having the wrong prescription for my glasses. I had a choice get new glasses or contacts. I could see with the glasses so I chose to get contacts. Which by the way are awesome. I waited a month or two until I went back to the mitten for a wedding. I then took my glasses back to the place that made them and told them what was up. They said ok and remade them for the third time. Radical, but they were wrong again. F that. That place pretty much sucks. In any case I gave up. So I was stuck with a pair of glasses where I could kind of see better with them, until now.
Yes folks, I got new glasses today. I spent the entire sum of 8.77$ US. You heard it right. 60 bucks RMB or $8.77 American. Oh this is going to be awesome. They checked my eyes with a cheap looking eyeglass set deal and made them in less then 20 minutes. This could be bad. I didn’t even have them in my hands yet and I started scheming as to why I need 5 more pairs. In other words I am going to have an army of prescription glasses because I can. Ready to do war with a world of colors.
The new cheap glasses. Yes, they probably with shatter when I drop them. But really, I just spent 9 bucks on glasses. In Vail that’s a Big Mac Meal people.
So the moral, summary, conclusion of the story is: Look out ladies… here comes a super nerd with a needlessly huge collection of glasses for every occasion..