“Hey! Double Battery!” uh- huh! My calling. Well, having lived the past decade of my life with my eyes needing power to pop up, I was quite accustomed to such utterances. Oi chasmish, Parhaku (dunno why!) are references glassed people loath initially, and perhaps learn to ignore as they finally get comfortable with their eyes having an own enclosure. However, being a chasmish is a tough life indeed, not only because of (insensitive) people (doesn’t matter anyway!), but also the cons that tumble complimentarily along with your ‘boring eyegear’.
HALF- WITTED ‘SOCIAL’ EXPERIMENTS
Perhaps the most common of occurences with a glassed person would be having to take off their ‘vital organs’ (spectacles in this case) and responding to questions like the number of wavering fingers, hardly a meter away. Like, seriously? The problem, my friend, lies at least some distance away!
RAIN ISN’T ALWAYS FUN
Just think about how many times you had to wipe off your glasses when you were sometime walking in the rain without an umbrella for cover? Innumerable, you would realize. Now that’s a real ordeal!
SUMMER’S A TOTAL BUMMER
Come summer and you will have rashes on the bridge of your nose and the behind of your ears, where your spectacles sit daintily, what with all that sweat and grim. Ouch, it hurts!
NIGHTMARE OF YOUR LIFE
For people who like to sleep with their glasses in close proximity, in bed to be precise, there is also the danger of your glasses cracking underneath you as you happily toss and turn in your sweet sleep, and trudge around the next day, being the butt of one- eyed jokes. Cheers!
THE POOR, CLUELESS YOU
So while you are continuously taunted as “unstylish” because of the fat weight that envelopes your eyes, you are also expected to be the trendy fashionista once you are set to replace your frames, trying on sets that simply aren’t custom- made for you. Phew!
THE LOOK SPOILER
Of course, you would want to dazzle. But can you care about sunglasses, when you still have glasses? Definitely not.
OH! THE STRESS
Dark circles come unannounced with glasses, which means you are stuck with them forever. More like BFFs?
NOT THAT GLARE
Glasses are handy for you, but wear them in a photograph and you would be glaring away at basically everyone.