A couple of weeks ago, I entered an argument with a wall about who had the right of way. Physics decided to back up the wall because physics is a jerk. The results of this miscarriage of science were several very mean thoughts, a ridiculous headache and a pair of broken specs that I could not locate.
See, I’m extremely nearsighted. Legally blind, in fact. If you take away my glasses, the world disappears. This doesn’t make you David Copperfield, though; it just makes my eyes pretty useless without adequate backup. Did I mention this whole thing happened during an attempted potty break at 3 a.m.? That might be TMI but it also kind of explains that it was dark and I didn’t shout words of anger at Newton just because it would have woken people up. Because I’m considerate. Unlike science. (The Jerk.)
I keep an emergency pair of older Rx glasses in a place I can reach even blindly because there are times I didn’t put my actual glasses where I thought I did when I fell asleep and therefore cannot function until they’re found. But this happened on the other end of the house. I had to navigate the entire obstacle course between my broken and unlocateable glasses and my not-broken, but not-particularly-useful glasses without any optical enhancement. In the dark. I broke a toe.
I eventually located my old glasses, put them on my face and cursed because everything was only somewhat less blurry. So this time, I hobbled half-blind, injured and cranky back across the dark house to locate broken glasses, assess the damage and attempt to fix them. (I just really want to point out the jerkishness of science since I feel it played a vital role in making the night so miserable. Sorry all you science-lovers, but really, science is a jerk.)
If you cannot see, you should not attempt to glue things with any sort of permanent fixative. Because due to the continued mean-spiritedness of science, they not only attach acetate earpieces to the rest of the frame, but they also attach your hand to the frame. Possibly twice. (Shut up.)
When your newly detached-from-your-hand glasses finish drying, you will put them on and realize that you have obviously done a very bad job.
Then you get to wait for almost 2 weeks for new glasses because science is a jerk and hasn’t invented teleportation yet.
So remember: I’m not clumsy. Science is just a jerk.