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It's good to be prepared

November 23rd, 2010 at 12:36 pm

This morning, as I got into the car to leave for work, I noticed that my glasses was feeling particularly loose. I took it off to examine it, and realized that a screw was missing and one of the lenses was about to fall out.

I put it down on the passenger seat, grabbed my spare pair out of the glove compartment, put it on, and continued on to work.

Sounds rather uneventful, right? Right. And that was exactly the point. Years ago, I had foreseen how I could be screwed without a working pair of glasses. So, when I had an afternoon free, I got myself an eye exam and paid for an extra pair of glasses. And to make sure that I would always have access to it, I stored it the car, where it stayed for all these years... until today.

I like being prepared, and it's always nice when something you spent time and money on actually pays off.

Now to look for the missing screw when I get home.

7 Responses to “It's good to be prepared”

  1. Aleta Says:

    Wow that worked out for you. I always keep an older pair of glasses in my nightstand in case I have an incident similiar to yours or they are temporarily lost. That extra pair has been a life saver for me as well.

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    I am blind without my glasses/contacts. So I have to have a back up plan. Smile

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice!

  4. baselle Says:

    I'm a bit similar to Aleta - When my prescription changed, I had the new glasses, but also had the optometrist pop the old prescription out and make a spare. Its not just a loose screw that'll get you, I sprung for the non scratch coating on my lenses. If that gets scratched, the coating can be removed and renewed, but you need a spare pair while that happens with your heir pair.

  5. HouseHopeful Says:

    I keep the old pair - usually close to my current prescription. If I need them, I could use them to drive, ect until I get to my contacts or fix the glasses Smile

  6. Ralph Says:

    Good point about being prepared - I get very tense when I am not, which unfortunately happens quite often!

  7. PrincessPerky Says:

    hmm, I just keep electrical tape to hold mine together. A spare pair would be smarter.

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