I haven’t had a pair of spectacles since I left secondary school eons ago…
I won’t walk into a canal or miss the train door without specs/contacts… but I can’t really see the bus numbers, etc.
So one day I woke up with a really bad eye. My right eye was feeling sore a hell… I could hardly open it!
Omg. I’m going blind. Shit.
No, wait. I still have one more eye… albeit not that much of a consolation…
Oooh… Bummer, it hurts just blinking. Urgh.
So with my left eye open, I sent a WhatsApp to my boss that I won’t be going in for work.
At the doctor’s…
Doctor: Okay, so I don’t really know what’s wrong…
Me: -Oh crap. It’s either I have contracted a rare disease or this fella is a waste of my money.-
Doctor: So I’ll just give you eye drops anyhow. Do you wear contacts? Are you wearing them now?
Me: Didn’t you just look into my eye? No, I’m not. But yes, I normally do.
Doctor: For long hours?
Me: Yea, I work about 12 hours a day.
Doctor: Ahh! Explains it!
Me: -Conclusion: he’s a waste of my money.-
The eye drops helped… but I knew that wearing contacts at least 12 hours a day, 5 days a week was just digging the grave for my precious peepers. 😦
So over the weekend, Lily brought me to this little shop to get my spectacles done!
While I was browsing around, Shop Uncle drew out this pair of black frames.
Shop Uncle: This one is good! It is unbreakable! *bends the entire spectacle*
Me: Oh wow! *utterly amused*
Shop Uncle: You buy others, you will come back 3 months later. You buy this one, 1 year later.
Me: Uncle… I come back and give you business, you don’t want ah?
Okay, honestly I’m hoping they last more than a year… but then again, I might just get sick of them by that time.
They’re actually an “army” pair. That’s how hardcore they are!
So this is how they look!
|Ramen for dinner after spectacle-shopping!|
So because I didn’t want to go through that eye-problem ordeal again, I vowed to myself that contacts will only be used for non-working days!
2 responses to “I Have Been Bespectacled”
Belle, you totally blew my mind with this blog post and the witty puns that came about. I love “the better view” and the double take on it.
You're a really awesome writer of your life. You should definitely publish this story some magazine other than your own blog!
Haha! Aww, Dan… I'm not that good. I haven't sat down to really write in the longest time ever! Thanks for your encouragement though! Always a wonderful fellow writer-friend to have!