When we used to travel as a child mama kept Shirl and I busy counting. Mostly counting cows. when we passed a grave yard mama said we had to bury them and start from zero again. That might have started it, I do not know.
At times I am also a ‘waiter’, When I was young I was not a good ‘waiter’, I couldn’t wait well for Christmas. I didn’t wait well for church to be over so I could go play. Now that I am old, I wait pretty well. I see a lot of old men who wait well for their wives in the beauty shop and shopping.
A few days ago Sherry was ‘applying for new glasses’, so I was waiting. I have worn glasses. I despise trying to get the right prescription while looking thru those magnified pieces of glass, and being asked ‘is this better?’.. Is this better than that?… so fast that I really did not know which was the best. But as is said, I digress…
Waiting in the office I start counting There are 8 panels of glass frames, each panel is 6 pairs wide and 13 pairs high. So totaled on the wall it self was 624 DIFFERENT styles of frames. When I picked frames, I went to the cheap rack and took one, they are just frames to hold lenses, for heaven’s sake.
(Yeah Jack is Cheap, not as cheap as Jimmy but cheap)
But in this store there were NO CHEAP frames. They started with frames called: GAllery and Fundamentals, $72.37 (I thought the 37¢ was a good touch). Of course the writing was fancy. So I walked around the room to see what the top price was, WHOA,…… $575.00, Oh, but they were Gucci or something like that, I felt better (NOT) There was a cute pair by ‘Vera Bradley’ they had a small diamond inset in the left lens for only $180.00. (I know these figures and names because I surreptitiously made notes.)
Fortunately today Sherry is using her old frames, dat is good.
Okay, so this is the Villages, folks are supposed to have a lot of money, but wait there was a nice rack of 78 pairs of sunglasses. Cheapest pair (not prescription) $68.00 Top price won out at $478.00. Do people pay that for sunglasses? I once paid $12 for a pair of aviation glasses and I felt ripped off. When I buy sunglasses today I pay $2-$4. Yeah I’m one cheap dude.
Anyway Sherry gets new lens’ and they go in her old frames.
I will not suggest the frames for Sherry, what ever she would get is fine with me. I speak in this BLOG for me, cause I am cheap.
Another BIG TIRE CAR. Notice he has a little roof for rain. I still cannot figure how he could steer this beast.