By 4:00 pm I am usually blinking with much force every two minutes, thanks to many hours of staring at my computer screen, so today I am experimenting with glasses.
I have undertaken this experiment by wearing glasses to work in lieu of my contact lenses, which I have worn for the past eighteen years. Not consecutively, of course. That would explain the discomfort.
8:05 am: I am washing things in the sink and notice that a glimmering sphere of dishwater has landed on my glasses. I immediately remove them and dry them off with much gusto. Who knows how such a contaminant will affect the rest of the study?
8:45 am: While driving into the parking deck I become acutely aware of the fact that I am wearing glasses. I forget that I am wearing glasses immediately, as my attention shifts to looking for a parking space. Glasses remain on my head while I exit the vehicle.
9:30 am: No blinking yet, but I feel like I should be wearing pajamas. I panic for a minute thinking that I am, and then settle back into my work.
10:00 am-12:00 pm: My office hours. No students stop by to see whether or not I am wearing glasses today. This is very disappointing.
12:15 pm: I proceed down the hall to my colleague's office, and announce, "I am wearing glasses today!" Apparently she had noticed this.
12:45 pm: Off to an important meeting soon. Will I gain more respect and admiration because of my glasses? Will I be completely incognito? Will I be called four eyes? Results will follow.
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