Thursday, August 06, 2009

woe betide us

Someone has forgotten their glasses today.

16 comments:

moonrat said...

very big problem.

ggwritespoetry said...

sorry...yes, me, over here,...sorry to hear that. I've been there.

jjhoutman said...

I hate when that happens (not that it has ever happened to me).

I've heard you can try these things.

Embiggen everything on your computer. You can use the control settings in your operating system, or go to "page width" in your word processor. For your browser, you can zoom in using the view menu, or try holding the control key down while you use the scroll wheel on your mouse.

For hard copy, extra light helps by forcing your iris to close down and sharping the image. Or you can use one of those magnifiers I hide in my desk. Just don't let anyone see you do it.

moonrat said...

haha. thanks, guys.

jj--i'm digitally editing today--at 350%. heehee.

Kirk said...

Admit it: you forgot them on purpose to show off those beautiful eyes.

jjhoutman said...

I thought my eyes were bad, but I've never had to go above 200%.

PurpleClover said...

I'm guessing you must ride the subway or something. Because if I forgot my glasses (or god-forbid broke them - requiring duct taping) then I wouldn't be able to drive in to anything except a wall.

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

Oops...

It will never happen to me because if I did I would never be able to even find my way to the car.

Rick Daley said...

Might not be a bad thing. Were the glasses half-empty or half-full?

Aimless Writer said...

Does that mean someone gets the day off?
Note: leave a spare pair at work.
I have a pair at work, one in the car, another in my purse, one in almost every room in the house...
If I was somewhere where I couldn't read I'd go crazy.

~Aimee States said...

Use the brandy snifters.

Whirlochre said...

You could try fixing a magnifying glass to a baseball cap with a selection of office stationery.

Usually works for me — and I don't even wear glasses.

SM Schmidt said...

This has only happened once to me, good news, it'll never happen again. I'm sometimes glad I am so blind I could never forget to wear the specs without risking a walk filled with jumping doorways.

Precie said...

My sympathies!

(Tried to enlarge the font size of this comment, but Blogger wouldn't let me.)

JES said...

Please don't tell us you have to wear them to read lyrics on a karaoke screen. Or do you only perform songs you already know the words to?

The First Carol said...

Been there. Done that. Visited HR and dug through the lost and found and unearthed some lovely gems, looked like men nerd glasses. I was very smart that day.