I’ve resisted getting reading glasses for a couple of years even though it’s getting increasingly difficult to see up close. I can see far away just fine. For a while, my rule was, “As long as I can still read a restaurant menu by holding it at arm’s length, I’m okay.” Then I had to adjust to the rule to, “As long as I can read a restaurant menu after someone walks over to the other side of the restaurant and holds it up, I’m okay.”
Occasionally, when I encounter over-the-counter reading glasses in a store, I’ll try them on, marvel at how well they work, and put them back on the display. Yesterday, I was doing my usual “try on the glasses with no intention of buying them” routine. But then I looked at the Cleves swan ring that I was wearing.
First, I thought, “Holy shit! I’ve never gotten a good look at this before.” Then I thought, “Oh my God! This ring is AMAZING! I am so talented!” I felt full of self-esteem. Next came the crash, as I wondered, “Why am I not winning many awards for my outstanding work?!” I became bitter, and it was in a bitter mood that I bought the glasses. MrB tried to console me by saying, “You’re mostly going to wear them at home. No one is going to have to see them.” I said, “But I have to post them on my blog.” Reasonably, he asked, “Why do you have to do that?” Well, because I don’t have any other post ready to go. That’s why!
Here I am, pretending I’m not bitter.
MrB said that the problem with reading glasses is that they tend to get lost. I can’t wait!