Sunday, 7 February 2010

MrsM and the Optician's Assistant

MrsM is choosing her first pair of spectacles.

She asks the Optician's assistant for advice

MrsM
Well, I wondered about this pair...

Optician's Assistant
Oh Yes!
Those are VERY NICE
they are classic and elegant,
lightweight and not obtrusive
and I can easily imagine you wearing those.


MrsM
What about these...

Optician's Assistant
Well!
Those are VERY different!

They are ...
errrr...
younger.

Yes, they make more of a statement.


MrsM weighs up the alternatives
which seem to be classic vs. statement

Opticians Assistant
If you were going to pin me up against the wall...

MrsM
Yes?

Opticians Assistant
...I would say the second pair

And suddenly, there was a multitude of bloggers saying:
"Go on! Go on! Go on!"

And so MrsM did.


23 comments:

  1. Excellent choice Alice. Go for it! You can always order a second pair of spectacles should you occasionally wish to be unobtrusive

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  2. Let me guess. Arms suddenly too short. Print in an A-Z ridiculously small. Welcome. And now you can peer over them which is great fun.

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  3. Because that is exactly what we would have said. Those are triffic. For years I have been pondering what sort of glasses I will choose.

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  4. Fantastic glasses :D
    I have had many a pair like that (although I have spent many many years wearing glasses and did have some shockers in the early days - as such I feel jealousy that the first pair are just so darned nice)
    xx
    ps. word v = proveit which I refuse to do with regards to the aforementioned horrific glasses - some pictures are best left burried!

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  5. So chic! Lovely! Regarding your previous post, I have a nice vintage cold cream container. It is called "Hollywood Extra -- for any girl on the lot" tee hee!

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  6. Well done! And it didn't take hours?!

    The assistant in my optician's office is not helpful at all. When asked for an opinion, he looks like a deer in the headlights...frozen and blank-faced.

    I suddenly suspect I am selecting dreadful glasses.

    Oh dear.

    Or deer.

    p.s. word verification:ovelho. This could be interpreted as a portuguese term for "very old person." sigh.

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  7. Oh
    Yes.

    (What's the point of spectacles if they are unobtrusive? Would you wear an unobtrusive piece of jewelry? Glasses are accessories for your FACE.)

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  8. Good choice. I have recently had to admit that I can't see as well to drive at night as possibly I should, and I now have some glasses to help. However, since I only wear mine about 5 times each month, I went for the £29 NHS specials!

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  9. Elegant, self assured and completely modern, who could ask for more? In times like these I have found it useful to have my MissM with me, it sounds like you went it alone, bravo to you and the nudging optician's assistant.

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  10. Great choice. I started wearing glasses as a nine year when you could have pink or blue NHS or the winged sort favoured by Mary Whitehouse and Edna Everage! Thank goodness things have moved on, but it's now difficult to choose - especially when you can't see without your glasses.

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  11. Oh Mrs M I'm proud of you... one step closer to the pink tights!

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  12. I'm the same as Jane! Countless specs have passed over the bridge of my nose since I was nine. And now, I need reading glasses too. Aaaargh. I blame it on too much blogging.

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  13. Those look AbFab!
    Paola

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  14. Fabulous choice! Now you have me fancying a new pair... K x

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  15. Statement specs - oh I want a pair!

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  16. Most excellent choice.

    I have been wearing glasses since I was 8 and am very envious that you have reached, um, OUR AGE (ahem) and are only just getting your very first pair.

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  17. choosing glasses is why I stick to contact lenses......... you are better at this than me xx

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  18. Late to the party, but I love them, too.

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  19. Choosing glasses is one of my least favourite things to do. In fact I've been putting off getting my eyes retested for ages just so I don't have to go through the process again.

    You, however, seem to have a gift for it - any tips you could pass on?

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  20. They are fantastic but I may be biased as they are just what I'd like to replace mine with.

    Don't suppose you could let on where you found them or who they are by?

    Please!

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