Yesterday I was helping a new student navigate our class schedule and he asked if I could make the screen larger because he couldn’t see. I was puzzled because he was wearing large thick-framed glasses.
“Do you need new glasses?”
“What these?” <pointing to his glasses> “Oh, these are fake.”
“Why do you wear them then?”
“Because I look cool.”
I shot him a look of utter disgust and told him, in fact, that he did not look cool and that he looked like someone who was desperately trying to look cool.
I have absolutely no idea why people with perfect vision would subject themselves to wearing glasses. I suppose I should count my lucky stars that in the last twenty years they have become “cool” to wear as a fashion accessory, but coming from someone who is forced to wear them day in and day out, I just don’t get it.
All this coming from someone who was told, “Wow, you actually look pretty in this picture” <pointing to a picture of me sans glasses>.
Me: “Thanks <insert expletive>. That’s why you’re still single you <insert expletive>.”
So when person X with 20/20 vision wears “fakes” because they’re “cool,” I almost feel like s/he is encroaching upon my rights as a legitimate glasses wearer.
Or perhaps I’m just extremely jealous. Well guess what? Hurt people hurt people.
Fakers, you know who you are.