Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The Trouble With Spectacles
We left for the airport at 4:00 am. Who can even see at that hour? So, I didn’t notice that I forgot the eye- glasses that I have become so dependant upon until we were dropped off at the terminal.
Since there was no way of getting them, I bought a pair of those magnifying readers from a vendor near our departing gate. They worked pretty well; unless I looked up from my book and turned my head too fast. That made me dizzy.
When we got to the hotel in Ireland, I leaned over the nightstand to plug something in and smashed the frame and one lens fell out.
I found a new pair in the hotel gift shop.
Later on the boat, that itty bitty screw that holds the ear piece on came out and was hopelessly lost.
My friend Kathy saved the day with an extra pair that she had brought. Thank you very much, Kathy.
While on a tour of a replica of the boat that the REAL discoverer of America had sailed, the glasses, (now perched on top of my head,) fell into the water.
I ask you…
Do you think I need a “Keeper?” You know, someone who will follow me around and say,
“Don’t set that down!”
“Don’t put those there!”
“Turn left! No! Your other left!”