Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall......
Mirrors are a wonderful thing. We are so used to them we take for granted we are seeing things as they are, when actually we are seeing everything backwards or reversed. When you look in the mirror and you have something on the images right cheek, you reach immediately to your left cheek to wipe it off and off it comes. It all works well until you try to read something via mirror, then the real difference shows up. That is why Ambulance is ecnalubmA (except the letters are also backwards), on the front of the emergency vehicle. So you can read it in the mirror.
There are image reflectors that generate exactly what a viewer sees when looking at your face. When you use one of these you are completely disoriented. I had the privilege of running into this situation once.
A rear view camera that I once installed had a small switch on the back that read: “As is seen” or ‘Mirror image’. I set it in the ‘As is seen’ mode; big mistake on my part. It is hard to explain but the ‘as is’, view was actually like you were looking back over your shoulder (or facing to the rear) not like looking in a mirror. You can get confused which side a car is actually approaching on.
So if you have a little dab of mustard on you left cheek and look at an ‘as is’ image maker the mustard will appear on the images left cheek. It is as confusing to explain, as it actually is.
Anyway we grow up with mirror images and get so used to them they are easy to work with until I start to cut my own hair(quit laughing, I can remember having hair), then I cannot get my hands to go the way I want them to. Women can get used to the real image mode because they use two mirrors when doing their hair, which actually shows the true image in the second mirror.
I know you are glad I brought this up. It is one of those things that does not make one bit of difference in our lives.
Sherry uses a magnifying mirror doing her make-up. When she finds the right size she is happy until the stand breaks and she has to start looking for another and cannot find the exact amplification. How can you tell if it is a 7x 8x or 10x mirror?
So thanks for coming by for a nonsensical entry, okay, a nonsensical blog. Hahahahaha!!!
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