Monday, December 14, 2009
I'm lucky enough to not need glasses. This makes it a little difficult for me to understand what people are going through when they're struggling with vision issues. For example, I've been to movies or ball games with friends when they realize they forgot to bring their glass, but I'm not sure to what extent their watching abilities are hindered. My girlfriend and I were long-distance for awhile, and during an early AM drive to the airport we left in a hurry and she didn't bring her glasses. I didn't think much of it, even after we cut across a few lanes on the highway. She was cutting corners like we were on an Indy car racetrack, but since it was 4am there was almost no traffic and it seemed safe. I thought she was just in a huge rush to get me to the airport. Then we passed a monstrous football stadium that was named after a local friend chicken chain called Bojangles, and she said, "Whoa, look at the size of that Bojangles." The rest of the drive I called out the names of streets, exits, and let her know when we drifted between lanes.