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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-01-31 13:42
Subject: Unexpected spectacle problem #1
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As one who wears glasses instead of contacts to ameliorate my vision problems, I've long been used to the usual problems to do with keeping a metal and plastic framework balanced on my face. But today, I had a somewhat annoying one.

While walking to the front entrance of the office, I glanced to one side, and a wind gust caught my glasses and ripped them off my face. There was a *tink* as they struck the car beside me, but after that I couldn't see where they went.

I have enough difficulty finding them sometimes when I put them down on the duvet at home, as they have a very light frame, being almost not there at all. Against gravel, with wide dark lines between the stones, they'd be pretty well unfindable. But even a number of colleagues who darted out to help me couldn't see them anywhere.

One colleague gave me a lift home to collect my spare pair (which weren't where they were when I last knew where they were, but I rolled a natural 20 on the 'Guess where they've been tidied to' roll), and I was back at work five minutes later.

And with the space spare glasses on, I decided to first go as far directly downwind of the spot as practical, and see if they'd actually been blown right till they'd been stopped by an obstruction. Casting along the edge of the car park ... yes, there they were.

They were five parking spaces along, against the kerb.
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James Shields
User: lostcarpark
Date: 2008-01-31 16:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Did you really mean "space" glasses? That would be cool. Or perhaps +3 glasses of finding...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-01-31 16:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*cough*

Correction made.
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James Shields
User: lostcarpark
Date: 2008-02-01 02:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't usually point out peoples' spelling mistakes - except where the result is as amusing as this one. Though, of course the "space" glasses were more likely the ones you were missing.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-02-01 09:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Much my attitude, too. It's not as though the 'c' and 'r' keys are adjacent on my keyboard, either, more that 'spare' and 'space' are adjacent in my brain. I find an interestingly non-zero number of typos on my part are those where I just type the wrong word entirely.
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glinda_w
User: glinda_w
Date: 2008-01-31 19:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
They were five parking spaces along, against the kerb.

Oy. That's not the glasses-hiding gremlins, that's enemy action.
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Erik V. Olson
User: erikvolson
Date: 2008-01-31 23:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I under stand UV blocking, and anti reflection coatings, and even progressive bifocals, but why did you order the glider option?
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-02-01 09:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Nope. Nor did I ask for the strange spiderwebbing that affected the lenses last year (cold Alpine mountain tops may have caused the problem) until they were replaced.

I did order the anti-scratch coatings, though, and I'm glad.
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