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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Do reading glasses have sordid affairs with socks?

    What's the danged deal? I can't keep reading glasses from disappearing. I try to keep two or three pairs so I can always find one, but sure enough, I'm down to one pair again and the rest have disappeared. So what are they doing, running off with socks? I'm always missing at least one of those after laundry day...
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    I don't seem to have a problem losing the reading glasses but many have been damaged by sitting on them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    I don't seem to have a problem losing the reading glasses but many have been damaged by sitting on them
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    I am a male - happily married with a wife- If I "Misplace" things in the house- like my reading glasses- I always have someone there to give me a hint as where she hid them in her tidying up phase.
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    Glasses. Keys. Wallet. Yep. I'm in the right forum..

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    I am a male - happily married with a wife- If I "Misplace" things in the house- like my reading glasses- I always have someone there to give me a hint as where she hid them in her tidying up phase.
    I am in a similar situation although I don't know about your situation, but in my case there is a penalty for the hint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    I am a male - happily married with a wife- If I "Misplace" things in the house- like my reading glasses- I always have someone there to give me a hint as where she hid them in her tidying up phase.
    It's an international conspiracy, evidently!
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    Black holes, paths into a parallel universe. (One filled with odd socks.)

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    No, they don't have sordid affairs. See socks like to go out and carouse but since they are nearsighted and kept bumping into things in the night, they entered into a pact with the reading glasses. Reading glasses like to party, too. The glasses help the socks see where the parties are and avoid bumps. Most of the time they make it back before the sun comes up. Sometimes not...

    The ones that don't go to the parallel universe mentioned above. However they are always trying to get back. It may take days, months maybe even eons. But when found by the rightful owner, it will always be in the last place they look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgallagh View Post
    I am in a similar situation although I don't know about your situation, but in my case there is a penalty for the hint.
    Same here. It must be a result of having two X chromosomes.
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    Wherever all these things are, they are surrounded by my collection of lost sunglasses and ten MM sockets. And I cannot keep a tube of chapstick on my for more than a day or two. I am the antichapstick.
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    I have reading glasses in every room in the house. My problem is that every time I go out, they always manage to be in the "other" jacket pocket.

    Solution: keep a pair in the car. Which only works as long as I'm not ridin' with someone else.

    But if I'm ridin' with someone else, that person can read the menu to me. Unless he/she forgot his/her reading glasses, too.

    Solution: Reading glasses + neck lanyard = never having to strain the eyes again.





    *sigh*



































    Ya know what? This thread is just depressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Wherever all these things are, they are surrounded by my collection of lost sunglasses and ten MM sockets. And I cannot keep a tube of chapstick on my for more than a day or two. I am the antichapstick
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    The 10mm sockets keep showing up at my house. I wondered where they came from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen View Post
    I have reading glasses in every room in the house. My problem is that every time I go out, they always manage to be in the "other" jacket pocket.

    Solution: keep a pair in the car. Which only works as long as I'm not ridin' with someone else.

    But if I'm ridin' with someone else, that person can read the menu to me. Unless he/she forgot his/her reading glasses, too.

    Solution: Reading glasses + neck lanyard = never having to strain the eyes again.

    Don't feel bad ... I opted to have both eyes 20/20 instead of reducing one eyes prescription so now to read - it the reading glasses. And I have them sprinkled around where I go - work, home, Mom's place, etc.

    'cept I had to have someone read some labeling instructions from a box when in a store Saturday. That someone was also my ex-boyfriend - who was a little too amused as he read the instructions to me.

    Rats, I think I need one of those around the neck thingees for my glasses.

    But hey, I have to admit - one of these new fangled drink holders would be alright with me!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    Don't feel bad ... I opted to have both eyes 20/20 instead of reducing one eyes prescription so now to read - it the reading glasses. And I have them sprinkled around where I go - work, home, Mom's place, etc.

    'cept I had to have someone read some labeling instructions from a box when in a store Saturday. That someone was also my ex-boyfriend - who was a little too amused as he read the instructions to me.

    Rats, I think I need one of those around the neck thingees for my glasses.

    But hey, I have to admit - one of these new fangled drink holders would be alright with me!

    If ya keep the right amount of wine in that glass, it becomes a readin' glass!

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