i need glasses
During senior year in high school, one of my friends got glasses for the first time. We were all goofing around and seeing how we looked in them–but when I put them on, I realized I could actually see better with them!
I’d always just thought nobody could read signs that were far away (hello, humans have limitations, right?), and that of course at night everything got harder to read, including street signs that were basically across the street. Needless to say, I ended up getting my own pair.
Thing was, I hated wearing them. I thought they made me look nerdy and generally uncool, so the only time I’d really wear them was in class (surprise, surprise, my grades went up when I could actually see things!) or at the movies (it’s dark in there, so vanity could go out the window).
I definitely never ever wore them when I went out and wanted to look cute. One night, during my freshman year at college I was out with my sister at this dance club in Hollywood, and a cute-seeming guy asked me to dance. When we started talking, I thought he was so nice and really cool. He never tried to lay a hand on me, which was a nice change from the usual sleazeballs at this place. He asked if he could take me out to a club the next weekend, and I said sure, but he’d have to bring my sister, too, since we shared an apartment and I knew she’d want to come along. Cool, cool, right?
I was excited about my date with this guy–until he showed up. There–out of the darkness of the club, in the full fluorescent beam of my building’s hall lighting–I could actually see him for the first time. And um, let’s just say this guy looked like he was about 50 years old, wrinkles and all. Yes, this guy was in awesome shape and he dressed well, but because I hadn’t been wearing my glasses, I couldn’t see his face and had no idea he was practically a senior citizen!
My sister still teases me about that night–and I would too, if the roles were reversed! I still don’t wear my glasses all the time (I don’t really need to see everything at Sunday brunch, do I?!) but do I wear them for the important stuff now, including dates. And to my surprise? Turns out my boyfriend thinks they’re pretty cute. Finally, I think I’m starting to see.
Do you wear glasses? Let me know if you love them or hate them in the comments!
i need glasses