In response to todays Dailypost prompt, Misplaced, it couldn’t have been a better timed prompt for me. Not so long ago I needed new glasses and took up the offer of buy one pair, get one pair free at my local opticians. As anyone knows, these items don’t come cheap, and when there’s an offer of a free pair, I’m there!
It wasn’t too long after taking delivery of the glasses, complete with a Gok Wan designer looking case that I lost the first pair! The strange thing is, I did not have a clue where I last used them. I still have the case, looking very nice complete with a cleaning cloth. Thank goodness I have a second pair. That was until yesterday.
Out shopping with the wife, I had my glasses tucked safely in their case and well secured inside my jacket pocket. I took them out when we stopped for a cup of tea and I checked my phone. However, by the time we had got home at around 5:00pm, I took my glasses case out of my jacket pocket, opened the lid and ‘puffff’, no glasses!!
I have searched high and low, in the car, under the car, on the car roof, the wife has phoned all the stores we visited and nothing! That’s my second pair now, just vanished into thin air. I have an old pair which are not very good, that’s why I had new ones, but they get me through writing this blog. However, I need stronger ones for reading and everyday use, and fortunately, the wife’s glasses seem to have the similar strength to mine that I’ve lost. They’re fine around the house, but I can’t go out wearing them, I look too much like Dame Edna Everage!
I’ll have to make an appointment this coming week to get some new glasses made. I think I’ll get those that have chains attached that go around your neck. In the meantime, I’ll have to put up with looking like an early version of Elton John after a bad night out.