always read the fine print
Recently, I decided I need new glasses ~ this is a continual phenomenon with me, possibly because I don’t like wearing glasses and am always hoping a different style will suit me. So, I ordered a pair online, because, let’s face it, buying optical supplies online is radically less expensive than going through the optometrist. Eyeglasses through the optometrist: $400+. Eyeglasses online: $60
I am all for shopping local, and I try to patronize as many local businesses as possible, but when the difference amounts to over $300….. enough said.
So, what this boils down to is: I ordered new glasses online, from an online merchant I have frequented before. However…
…I did not read the fine print. I was expecting a very quiet pair of silver hum-drum spectacles, and instead received a glaring white pair, with little pink flowers on the side and bling curlicues as really “attractive” accents.
I don’t typically sit around snapping pics of myself, but this was an opportunity I just could not pass up ~ hilarious! When one has the chance to make the teeming masses laugh (or the handful of my faithful and appreciated readers laugh), one simply has to do it, regardless of the cost to ones vanity. Besides, I’m stuck with these specs, there are no returns or exchanges allowed!
After I recovered from my shock, I went back to the website and looked up my purchase ~ low and behold, these are the frames I ordered. I simply did not take the time to read the description ~ let this be a lesson to me…
I have moved on now, and quite like my glasses ~ when I’m looking out of them, and there’s no requirement in life that one has to look in a mirror, though I probably will from time to time, just to remind myself of the importance of details, fine print, instructions and directions. I don’t suppose these occasional reminders will do much good, and I will continue to pass through life as a full-time flibbertigibbit.
Now, I’m working on a Lori Brechlin design using a wonderful “tweed” pearl cotton from Valdani.
I’m hoping to finish it today, so will be able to share it with you next time. Until then…
I’d love to hear about any silly things you may have done, too!