I got new glasses today. It’s part of my push to take advantage of as many of the perks of my retail job while I still can. Turns out I could have been getting a free pair of glasses a year since I’ve been working there. Funny how a deadline tends to focus one’s motivation.
Anyway, it’s been years since I’ve gotten my eyes checked, let alone new glasses. I have a fairly mild prescription; about the only exciting thing about it is I’m farsighted in one eye and nearsighted in the other. But like I said, a mild prescription. Mild enough that I don’t bother wearing my glasses during any physical activity. I’ll definitely get a headache if I’m not using them for a prolonged period, but that’s more because one eye ends up doing more work than the other.
But anyway, I’m getting distracted. Much like my new prescription is! (Eh? See what I did there? [There too?]) It’s not that I can’t see, it’s that it’s different, and I’m noticing it as a result.
Good or bad, we humans tend to take things for granted, or at least stop noticing them after a while. But with my new lenses, I can feel my eyes taking a moment or two to adjust and focus. And believe it or not, things actually look a bit too clear. They’re not, it’s just that they’re clearer than they used to be. I’m sure I’ll get used to it, but right now it’s odd.
I also managed to talk myself into a new style of frames! It definitely wasn’t a sure thing, since I’ve been making a lot of decisions lately, and am fast approaching my limit. But I managed to soldier on, and I think I’ve managed to pick something a bit more stylish than my last pair. Rectangular frames are apparently “in” right now.
Anyway, not much to say today other than that. Work was draining, even given how short my shift was. To say nothing about Short Timer Syndrome (it’s like Senioritis). Long story short, I’m ready to be done.
One more week.
You have “checked out.” It’s just like when you decide to replace an old phone/game system/whatever. The inadequacies of your old thing/position become far more pronounced. Scumbag brain at work!