Thursday, February 2, 2017

Doctor, My Eyes

San Geraldo and I had our eyes examined today. I know, I know, we should have had our heads examined, but we're saving that for another day.

The optometrist performed San Geraldo's exam first. Mostly in English. I could hear them laughing in the examining room.

San Geraldo came back out and said, "She told me I'm a little insane!"

I didn't find that very surprising really, but she then explained that she had told him in her accented but beautiful English, "You are a little changed."

He heard, "You are a little insane."

After my exam, which was done in Spanish, we sat at the desk and went over the order. I was pleased to learn that my prescription is fine for now.

The optometrist said to San Geraldo, "I will have you fixed."

I explained to her an alternative meaning for that phrase — i.e., what you do to cats and dogs when you don't want them to have little cats and dogs. We laughed so much that an hour and a half had passed before we finally left the shop.

Maybe I should have taken things a bit more seriously. Do these glasses make my eyes look big?


"You must help me if you can..."

38 comments:

  1. Now those are.....trendy? lol
    SG may want to get his ears checked next, don't you think?

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    1. Jim:
      Honestly, with English spoken with the accent, the words did sound quite a bit how Jerry heard them. Change sounds more like eshane, which to Jerry's ears would of course take him to "insane."

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  2. "I will have you fixed" is a great line! Sounds like something I would say to someone in my terrible Spanish!

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    1. Jennifer:
      She was so embarrassed, so I then told her of some of our most memorable mistakes in Spanish — like polla (cock) instead of pollo (chicken) and preservativos (condoms) instead of conservantes (preservatives). She felt much better.

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    1. John:
      I'll only wear them when I'm entirely in black. Very chic.

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  4. I suppose she could have said to SG "I will fix you up!" ;-)
    Thought of you yesterday when I looked at what I was wearing while I did some dirty cleaning jobs - blue striped railroad ticking pajama bottoms with "SPAM" printed across the rear (purchased at the actual SPAM Museum in Austin MN nearly 20 years ago) with a pink and blue plaid shirt (purchased in Athens GA at least 25 years ago) and turquoise flip-flops.

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  5. Can I get a pair with a techy look like them ?

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    1. Heron:
      Absolutely. I've noticed that every shop carries them.

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  6. Ohhhh, hilarious :) Imagining this whole interaction has added joy to my day :)
    That photo with the "glasses" is a HOOT!

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    1. Judy:
      I didn't even know what I looked like. I simply said, I need a selfie for my blog. It was even better than I expected; I love the red trim!

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  7. You still manage to look handsome in those contraptions. I'll take a pair in pink.
    Would the doctor kindly come to the US to fix a large sample of the population here? I'll provide a list.
    xx

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    1. Robyn:
      I'm sure the optometrist would be happy for a trip to the States to fix those in need of fixing (whether they know it or not). I look handsome? I think it's time for YOUR eye exam!

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  8. Not everyone could pull off those glasses but you make them work.

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    1. Stephen:
      Can you imagine if I actually went out in public in those?!?

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  9. Oh my goodness, great story! Just what I needed today. Snazzy glasses!

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    1. Cat Lover:
      I am constantly on the prowl for anything that makes us all smile... even for a moment.

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  10. Two things:
    Love the Steampunkiness of your new glasses! =)
    Love the Jackson Browne tune.

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    1. Bob:
      I'm a bit slow to adopt the Steampunk style, but I don't think I was ready for it years ago. Just wait and see what's next.

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  11. That for sure will set a new eye ware trend.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      The ear clips were a bit uncomfortable. Maybe faux fur covered?

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    1. Gosia:
      And I thought I looked like a fashion model!

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  13. she can't "fix me" cause I was fixed 28 years ago! :)

    now the insane part of my brain...

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    1. anne marie:
      Yeah, I then went on a jag about how it was kind of late in life to have Jerry fixed.

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  14. You guys just make giggle ~ all the time!

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    1. Ron:
      That's my goal. We all need a good giggle.

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  15. Love the linguistic mix-up! Those glasses are totally you!

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    1. Shawn:
      I was surprised when I saw the selfie. I had no idea how cool I actually looked. It's my new style.

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  16. I find your choice of frames... disturbing. (said in my best Darth Vader voice)

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      They look great when I'm dressed entirely in black... so Darth Vader voice is appropriate.

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  17. A great look, in the right place no one would think you were a little crazy - and try to fix that.

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    1. Travel:
      I wonder where that right place would be!

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  18. The 20/20 line is DEFPOTEC memorize this and you won't have to get glasses.

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