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Old 08-11-2020, 10:19 PM   #21
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These seems like yet another story I've told before, but I am an Fman of a certain age so I shall reiterate again.

Missed some stuff working for this guy who was wrapped really tight. He was a heart attack but he was also having trouble paying. I had pretty much decided to cut him loose when he cinched the deal by giving me an ultimatum- Get prescription glasses that weekend or don't come to work on Monday. I chose Plan B. But, I did check into specs as I was curious. I got a thorough, professional test and was told by the tester that I did not need a prescription, probably just less strong reading glasses. Jeez- so much for optical advice from a jackleg painting contractor! The guy gave me a prescription just in case and I took it to the sales part of the shop. Weird experience. The salesman was every bit of 400 pounds. He was out of breath as he wrote down the price of 2 pair and slid it across the table like a car salesman. $400 bucks. Yikes. Back to the Dollar Store!

Come Monday, dude calls up and, in a very condescending voice says: "Did you get prescription glasses??:

No, I-

"Then I guess you won't be working today!"

Yep. Told him that explained why I was in my boxer shorts playing XBox.
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Old 08-18-2020, 04:09 PM   #22
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I wear standard prescription eyewear, but the lenses are Polycarbonate (as recommended by the eye doctor, because they are shatter resistant).
Me, too. But I only had to start wearing them recently. Getting older is a pain.
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Had perfect eyesight my whole life but recently had to start using readers. The joy of aging
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These seems like yet another story I've told before, but I am an Fman of a certain age so I shall reiterate again.

Missed some stuff working for this guy who was wrapped really tight. He was a heart attack but he was also having trouble paying. I had pretty much decided to cut him loose when he cinched the deal by giving me an ultimatum- Get prescription glasses that weekend or don't come to work on Monday. I chose Plan B. But, I did check into specs as I was curious. I got a thorough, professional test and was told by the tester that I did not need a prescription, probably just less strong reading glasses. Jeez- so much for optical advice from a jackleg painting contractor! The guy gave me a prescription just in case and I took it to the sales part of the shop. Weird experience. The salesman was every bit of 400 pounds. He was out of breath as he wrote down the price of 2 pair and slid it across the table like a car salesman. $400 bucks. Yikes. Back to the Dollar Store!

Come Monday, dude calls up and, in a very condescending voice says: "Did you get prescription glasses??:

No, I-

"Then I guess you won't be working today!"

Yep. Told him that explained why I was in my boxer shorts playing XBox.
That was funny!

I'm actually going to buy (on Amazon) a few pairs of safety glasses today that will be in the range of 2.50 to 3.50 for the up close stuff. I'm also going to look for some safety sunglasses with the same range.

It was recommended to me by an electrician to not get the bi focals, but to get the full lens.
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I just spent $700 on progressional safety and sunglasses. Can't wear them. Makes me feel sick. Going to try and take them back for a regular lens. What a waste. Better off with my dollar store ones.
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