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In today's truly awesome moment.... [Mar. 25th, 2008|11:18 am]
Zoethe
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I stepped on Ferrett's glasses.

I'd come back in from court and he was in the tub and I walked in to lean over to give him a kiss, and after many years of him warning me and me scoffing that of course I wasn't going to, he didn't say "Watch out for my glasses," and I stepped right on them.

I picked them up: lenses still intact, but one arm completely skewed. There was a moment directly from "A Christmas Story" - I'll fake it. He'll never notice that they're bent! But, like Ralphie, I felt reality hit me in the pit of my stomach. Ferrett's glasses = toast.

He was really sweet about it. No yelling, no blaming. I drove him to LensCrafters and they bent them back, but only enough to get through the morning. He is going back soon for new glasses. And because he has a weird prescription and is so hard on glasses, this is no "$99 special." No, it's about $600-$700 of stupid I committed today.

But my sweetie is being really sweet about it. I love him.
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From: fmh
2008-03-25 03:27 pm (UTC)
Hey nobody's perfect.
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[User Picture]From: jeanniemac
2008-03-25 03:30 pm (UTC)
You and I were living in the same Hell yesterday. I lost a stone out of my engagement ring sometime yesterday. Brent is being really great about it, but I want to crawl into a hole and die.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 03:40 pm (UTC)
Aw, sweetie, I'm sorry. But remember when you thought you'd completely lost it on a flight back here? I remember most how wonderful Brent was about it. Hugs.
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[User Picture]From: idic_writer
2008-03-25 03:32 pm (UTC)

Well...

You'll never forget again, will ya? ;)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 03:41 pm (UTC)

Re: Well...

He gets no more bathtub kisses. Because I'm afraid I will forget.
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[User Picture]From: shezan
2008-03-25 03:35 pm (UTC)
1. Can't they fit the lenses in a different frame?

2. Were they ON THE FLOOR?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 03:42 pm (UTC)
1. The lenses are more than three years old, so he was really due to get new ones. But this was not the ideal time to do so.

2. Yes, because he'd been reading in the tub.
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[User Picture]From: gieves
2008-03-25 03:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, I utterly understand! Within the last two weeks, I dropped not one, but two cameras on cement or stone floors. The point and shoot is now in Sony's hands, the SLR is going to the shop as soon as I can get it there. I think we've committed approximately the same monetary damage overall, but I did it TWICE!

My sweetie has also been ridiculously nice about it, but it is still a horrible sinking feeling. My sympathies!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 03:43 pm (UTC)
Ouch, ouch, ouch. Poor thing!

How are you guys? We haven't seen you in, like, forever!!! (Of course, being out of town ourselves has contributed this time!)
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-03-25 03:35 pm (UTC)
Been there. Done that. Doesn't make one feel any better.

It would be about the same pricetag for my glasses, unfortunately.
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[User Picture]From: norda
2008-03-25 03:37 pm (UTC)
Whoops, that was me.

I know saying "Don't beat yourself up" is futile.
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[User Picture]From: kibbles
2008-03-25 03:36 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't feel too guilty; I never heard of leaving glasses on the floor. Then again, I only just GOT glasses, so I guess I'm weird about putting them in the medicine cabinet, on the toilet, or on the windowsill when I bathe.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 03:45 pm (UTC)
He'd been reading in the tub. I do the same thing with my reading glasses.

I'm not saying it's smart, only that it's habit, and I should be aware.
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[User Picture]From: vrax
2008-03-25 03:36 pm (UTC)
I don't know what insurance you have but if Anthem is your provider Even if you don;'t have optical coverage AT ALL showing your card is worth 30% off at Lens Crafters!

As the wearer of 200$ prescription sunglasses I've found this be a very nice perk! I'd be more than happy to make the purchase and be reimbursed if you have no similar discounts, and there's some way to manage that.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 03:47 pm (UTC)
He took the insurance card in to find out. We used to have Anthem, and enjoyed that perk, but we have another company now so we're hoping.

And thanks for the offer, but since it's connected with an eye exam for which he really is overdue, I suspect it will just be all paid for today.
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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2008-03-25 03:40 pm (UTC)
Ow!
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[User Picture]From: heathrow
2008-03-25 03:40 pm (UTC)
Do you have AAA or the like? They may have discounts!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 03:49 pm (UTC)
No; we have roadside assistance with our AMEX card, so we've never gotten AAA. Were hoping for an insurance discount, but we'll see.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 03:50 pm (UTC)
The lenses were okay, but he's getting an eye exam, too - it was overdue. So probably a new prescription.

I know it wasn't on purpose, but it was still stupid.
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[User Picture]From: kemayo
2008-03-25 03:56 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 04:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link! I don't see the kinds of frames he likes, but I will have him take a look - even if he gets a really spendy pair today, once he has his new prescription he might be able to order a back-up pair on the cheap.
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[User Picture]From: kidsis
2008-03-25 04:12 pm (UTC)
*feels your pain*

I'm blind without my glasses and they're close to $300 retail for the lenses (well, they were that much the last time we bought them retail, 10 years ago). Now, we tend to drive 2 hours away, but they only cost about $100. But we have Indian Health, so that's the difference.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 06:01 pm (UTC)
That definitely does help, but still irritating.
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[User Picture]From: myrrhdusa
2008-03-25 04:28 pm (UTC)
I think he needs a special little shelf to put his glasses on when he's done reading. The floor is a lousy place for glasses to be!

But I know my man would be sweet about it too. It's a nice thing to know!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 06:07 pm (UTC)
I still have enough bad memories that I am extremely grateful.

(And we acquired a small shelf while out getting glasses. We're slow learners, but we get there.)
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[User Picture]From: roniliquidity
2008-03-25 04:49 pm (UTC)
While I did read up thread that it's time to replace them, for future reference, lenses shaped for one frame can be re-cut to another frame, as long you go smaller with the overall lens size.

I mention it because I had a couple of pairs of glasses needlessly replaced before a salesperson broke rank to share this with me.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 06:13 pm (UTC)
He ended up with a different prescription - his eyes were actually better. And the frame he liked was discontinued, so a totally different shape.

But I'll keep that in mind for the future.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-03-25 05:11 pm (UTC)
BeyondHello has a way to "mysteryshop" for LensCrafters glasses- write up your experience and receive 100$. And they link to a cupon for 50% off.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 06:17 pm (UTC)
Cool. I will look into that. thanks!
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[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2008-03-25 05:24 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty lucky in that I just have rather mild far-sightedness, but I still need them if I want to don't want my sight to be slightly blurry beyond a certain range. However, I have started to tire of wearing glasses lately, although it wasn't until I was in my early twenties when I finally got them. (In 1993, I believe.) I have oily skin, so I get sick of having to wash the smudges on the glass from my skin. I also get sick of not being able to lie on my side when I watch TV late at night because my frames make this uncomfortable. Finally, having to remember to set my glasses down in a safe place so I or somebody else doesn't crush them is an added annoyance.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 06:19 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I only have to wear them for reading - and even that I begrudge, not having needed them until the last few years.
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[User Picture]From: uplinktruck
2008-03-25 08:05 pm (UTC)
Good for him. That is a sign of true love.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 08:15 pm (UTC)
Yup.
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[User Picture]From: maidden
2008-03-25 08:07 pm (UTC)
After years of, I assume, you nearly stepping on his glasses, he still puts it on the floor!? I really don't think you're the only one who should be feeling a little stupid right now.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 08:16 pm (UTC)
It's all good.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 09:05 pm (UTC)
That is a good mantra.

I have never known Ferrett to have a case for more than about 10 days.
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[User Picture]From: trillian42
2008-03-25 11:00 pm (UTC)
Don't buy at Lenscrafters! Go to www.zennioptical.com
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-25 11:18 pm (UTC)
Too late, but we have the scrip and will probably get a second pair from them.
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[User Picture]From: mistapotta
2008-03-26 03:58 am (UTC)
Love means being able to truly accept an apology.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-26 04:00 am (UTC)
I know. the graciousness of his sad acceptance was a gift of love.
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[User Picture]From: thejunebug
2008-03-26 05:45 am (UTC)
AAA members get like a 10% or 20% discount at lenscrafters! Use it!

And you have my sympathy- my glasses were $900 and I live in fear that I will break them. :(
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-26 11:05 am (UTC)
Wow, that's a lot of money.
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[User Picture]From: fitfool
2008-03-27 12:14 pm (UTC)
ouch. but it made me laugh because....well you just gotta :)
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2008-03-27 02:36 pm (UTC)
Do you have AAA membership? I get a tremendous discount at Lenscrafters because of it
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-03-27 03:13 pm (UTC)
Nope. Fortunately, they were having a 25% off sale, so that helped.
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