Spec-tacular! Adventures in Glasses
The whole concept of shopping for glasses is bizarre. Let’s follow some logic:
– The idea behind even owning glasses is that you can’t see.
– When you go shopping for glasses the idea is that you try on glasses to see what looks best.
– In order to try on glasses, you must first take off your own glasses.
– With your seeing glasses off and your trial glasses on, you are then supposed to make a logical decision about if something looks good or not.
Is this bizarre to anyone else? Making a major aesthetic decision without being able to see the thing that you’re buying?
I don’t trust anyone. This isn’t a secret. The person I trust least of all is myself. This leads to many everyday issues, including buyers remorse. So when I went (alone) into the glasses place last night on a whim (read: caffeine high), I was taking a risk. I like the ones I picked out, but it’s a big decision. BIG DECISION! Not like buying a cute new sweater or a fancy new boob-inducing bra.
Glasses are the one thing you wear everyday… that can be seen by everybody you meet. (Note: that caveat was inserted for all of you who wear the same underwear everyday. Not my problem.)
They also give you “personality”. I love my current glasses dearly. I am often stopped by random drunk men in random bars and complimented. Usually told that I look like a librarian. I guess that’s supposed to be flattering.
I don’t, by the way, look like a librarian. But fantasies are fantasies, and if they are into old ladies with few teeth, slouched stockings, and pencils behind their ears, that’s rad, but it’s not me. Nor do I even resemble the fake, vamped up, porn star version of a librarian. Nor do I even like librarians! They are usually mean and high on their literary horses.
What is it with men and glasses? They go NUTS over women in glasses. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I think guys in (nice) glasses are mega hot. Maybe it speaks to the glasses wearers taste? But that doesn’t even hold too much water due to the aforementioned inability to pick out glasses blindly. Maybe it speaks to the glasses wearer’s friends’ taste. Good taste in friends who have good taste?
Perhaps it’s the idea that glasses imply intelligence. Intelligence implies power. Therefore glasses are powerful? In reality they say “they have bad vision” which is a genetic weakness.
Can anyone shed light on the subject? Val does this sometimes: In the comment section, tell me if you find glasses attractive, and if you’re feeling fancy, venture a guess as to why that is the case!
P.S. I totally got my new laptop today. More exciting laptop related news to follow!