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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

four eyes




This being a small city, it makes sense you are always bumping into people you know.
You will remember my buddy Carol, one of my pottery students at Cornell and drinking buddies? Well, she is a diet coke or coffee kind of gal, but anyway, Carol is a blast, and she happens to be married to Ralph, the most charming man on earth. Ralph, of course, is an eye surgeon. But he does all the eye stuff, and you KNOW we were gonna go see him to have our eyes checked.

Me and the wife have our appointments Monday afternoon and load up and halfway there this little head wearing a beret pops up in my mirror. My rotten French sock monkey Georges Le Soq had stowed away. When we got to the doctor's, I stuffed him into my back pack so he wouldn't steal the car. Better to keep him under a close eye, right?

WRONG. Better he is home in his closet. I brought into the exam room and ZIIIP, out comes Georges. He is like
"mon ami, ME FIRST" and I am like "what, you think you need to see an eye doctor?" and he is like "mais oui! See, I have zee glasses" and I am like
"Georges, those are kids' sun glasses we found on the sidewalk, besides, you don't have eyes. You have buttons". I figured he would sulk, but instead he figured it was play time, and tried out all the toys which looked like expensive equipment to me. He didn't break anything, this time....

As for me, you would love Ralph the eye doctor too. I had not seen an eye doctor in years, and although I have had glasses for awhile, you hit your 40s and suddenly the world is BLURRY and Ralph is like
"BIfocals, Gary, but you can get progressive, NO LINES!" I will need to wear glasses most of the time now, driving, reading, farting around.....
And, you know, off to to the glasses place, where I chose, of course, wicked spiffy frames with sunglass clip ons, and that is why you are glad you had a good craft fair because they are not exactly cheap in the end....


12 comments:

Mrs. P said...

Thanks for making sure Georges didn't steal the car. Walking home with dialated pupils would have sucked.

Nicki said...

Glasses are cool! Did Georges try to get some frames too?

Becky Jo said...

Was Georges able to read the letters from left to right, bottom line? ;)

k.a. barnes said...

Georges didn't mess around with the eye drops, did he? I'm wondering what kind of fracas would ensue if Georges happened to meet the wugglies someday ...

Liz said...

Yeah, I am due for an eye exam too. India broke my glasses, in a toddler fling the glasses from mamas face incident 12 years ago.....Maybe I should get around to replacing them....

bartster said...

That George! A commedian Brad Reagan, I think has a cute routine about eye exams.

Just got my new peepers, yes, bi focals. I seem to see the pots better now and realize I want to practice more on getting those bottoms and floors smooooooth:)

Reb said...

Hehehe...welcome to my world! I still hate my bifocals! Can't wait to see what your new spiffy glasses look like though.

TechnoBabe said...

Funny. Good picture of the cool dude sitting in the chair at the eye doctor.

Michèle Hastings said...

i too had to make the switch to bifocals last year... and being so vain i spent the extra on transition lenses. it took some time to get used to them... especially going down stairs!

Reverend Awesome said...

People that wear glasses are super cool.

George and Maureen Johnson said...

Oh yeah, glasses. You will definitely be way cooler now! If you want an Austere Attitude you can slightly lower them, etc...:) Learn to be totally expressive with them...:) lol lol lol Another dimension to your wonderfullness! :)

kcinnova said...

This is esp. funny since I am taking boy#2 to the eye doctor tomorrow. (Please do NOT tell Georges!)
FOURty is when we [who have never before needed them] suddenly need FOUR eyes to see.

So who drove home with dialated pupils? Did you let Georges drive?!?

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