Friday, April 25, 2008

Eight point five inches

Have you ever noticed how people with vision deficiencies often like to brag about how bad their eyes are? I don't really know why that is, and I tend to do it myself. It's kind of like the mythical boys' locker room conversation, with "inches" replaced by "diopter" and "penis" replaced with "eye."

Mine are 8.5/8.0.
—Oh, mine are both 8.5.
Well, it's not how bad your vision is; it's how you use it.
—That's just a lame excuse that people with good vision use.

4 comments:

Louise said...

Hey, I felt totally left out of that conversation. I can't help it that I have been gifted in the genetic sense. If it makes you feel any better, my day is coming - since eventually we all start to become farsighted when our eyes start to harden up.

Travis said...

I'm not afraid of you. I'll still kick your ass at vision-sucking!

Louise said...

I am sure you will. After all, you have had 19 (?) years of practice.

Travis said...

More like 22.