Friday, September 17, 2010
Friends of mine with perfect eyesight have often “dreamed” of being able to wear glasses and I’ll be damned if they don’t suit them too. Do they not realise the immense pain-in-the-assery of having to wear glasses if you actually have poor eyesight? How insensitive!
It was even worse working in a bar. I actually called in sick one day because I had bung eye and would have had to wear my glasses to work. I know bartenders both male and female who wear glasses all the time, but it wasn’t for me. My boss was pretty concerned with his bartenders looking good so he’d never seen me wearing my glasses for over two years. One random day I saw him in the supermarket car park and he yelled at me from his car “nice glasses four eyes”. What a great guy.
The problem with designer glasses is that they are a) expensive and b) change with fashion. Not as quickly as any other clothing or accessory trend by any means, but they a good pair of frames will set you back more than your average attire. These are investment pieces (much like a certain pair of boots – but more on that later!)
Maybe it is a case of confidence. It seems like an overly simple solution – and one I haven’t quite mastered yet – but when you exude a confident energy, people are likely to think you somehow deserve it and respect it.
I wonder what would happen if I wore my contacts and empty frames? Having the confidence of perfect vision might allow me to wear glasses with the attitude that they require.