Through the Looking Glass

I wear glasses. Only when I am working on my computer. This is their story.

December 14th
I’ve been toting my laptop between home and work for the past few days. I need it for visiting a specific client. I have now been missing my glasses (something I always keep in my computer bag) for 3 days. The last time I remember seeing them, they were on the arm of my couch in the basement, in the computer bag, though I haven’t really conducted a thorough sweep of the area yet.

December 22
It’s been 11 days since I’ve seen my glasses, let alone through them, and I’m getting frustrated. Surely I’ve just misplaced them or perhaps my wife or daughter moved them to a place I wouldn’t expect.

December 28
OK, this is getting ridiculous. My wife assured me she hasn’t touched them. I’ve torn the basement apart. They’re not there either.

January 3
I’ve torn my entire office apart at work to find these stupid glasses. They are nowhere to be found. Where could hey possibly be? Maybe I left them in my home office, or at a freelance client meeting in the evening?

January 13
It’s been over a month now. I’ve had it. I’ll probably find them in a toy box someplace, or in my trunk, or something stupid. But my eyes are exhausted, and I just can’t take it anymore. It’s time to just deal with the loss and purchase a new pair. I’m going out of town for the weekend, so on Monday, I’m gonna head over to LensCrafters and drop the $200.

Monday, January 16
I’m at a client site, for a meeting, and since it wrapped up early, I decided to go visit another section of the building that I used to do work for. I needed to get some screenshots of an application we built about 6 weeks ago for Quick Solution’s portfolio. I stopped in and talked with the manager there, and he told me I was welcome to use the old abandoned computer in the corner to get what I needed. This was the same computer that I had used briefly at the end of the aforementioned project. As I sit down, I notice a black case sitting on the desk next to the monitor. MY GLASSES!!! Apparently I had left them there in my very last visit to make sure all of the final touches were completed.

My sincerest apologies to my wife and daughter for my accusations. I’m an idiot. It is amazing to me that it took a device meant for improving my vision to make me “see” that I wasn’t able to believe that I had lost them myself. Let’s just say they’ve improved my “focus” on life.

2 thoughts on “Through the Looking Glass

  1. Yes, Dan, you did give me one. Because of it, I got a $400 pair of glasses for $16.37. It worked out well. Thanks again!

  2. Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.

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