You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. ~Colette, French author
Have you ever done anything so insanely stupid that you cringe at the thought of telling another person about it?
Well, they say confession is good for the soul, so here goes:
Recently, I had a routine checkup with my ophthalmologist. I carried my eyeglasses in so they could make sure the prescription was still standing me in good stead.
Now, I have glasses for distance (driving, movies, etc.) as well as for mid-range (playing my flute, reading on my computer, etc.), and they look very much alike.
Reddish frames, similar lens shape, and even matching cases, as they were made by the same company.
I thought I was being very clever, keeping them in separate sections of my purse so I’d be able to tell the doctor or technician which pair was for which purpose.
When I got back home (yes, my checkup went fine, thanks!), I pulled out my flute to practice, but the music was blurry. In fact, I was better able to squint and see the notes without glasses than I could with them.
I called the eye doctor’s office and asked if they’d dilated my eyes.
After explaining my blurriness, I was told to put some drops in them, blink a few times, and if that didn’t help, call back the next day.
The drops helped … a little. But the blurriness persisted.
Finally it dawned on me to really look at the frames.
They were cute, but something was off.
Had the office mistakenly handed me the wrong glasses?
Finally, I went out to my car and brought my “distance” glasses in.
And when I tried to read my flute music with them on, the notes miraculously appeared!
Turns out, I’d put my mid-distance glasses in the car and brought the distance pair inside to read.
Okay, your turn. Anything dumb you’re willing to share?