Aaron’s word of inspiration this week is sunglasses.
I love my sunglasses! I really do! They are red and make me feel all ooh la la!
Although, since I have horrible eyes, my sunglasses are prescription. And while on most days, this is no problem, there is always that awkward moment when I may have a rental car and I am wearing my sunglasses and I have to switch them out to my regular glasses.
This happened last weekend when I was driving to visit my brother. It was at dusk, and soon the sun would be too far out of sight and driving with my sunglasses on would be dangerous. So I had to do what I hate doing: changing them WHILE driving.
This is a massive balancing act. First, I get my regular glasses ready: I open the arms and get them in my one hand.
Next, I have to make sure that my car is ready. This might not be a consideration for most, but I have to make sure that I am in a good lane, on a straight driving lane for at least the next 5 seconds, and no traffic coming up.
Then the switch has to happen:
I have to, without dying, use one hand to take the sunglasses off and use the other hand to put the regular glasses on.
Of course, this does go the other way as well.
The hardest part is that I have a better fitting wig now than I have in the past – so sometimes the end of the arm gets stuck in the wig.
Thankfully when I did it last weekend, when rain clouds were rolling in, it was a smooth transition.
I have tried the magnetized sunglasses before, and have done contacts/sunglasses, but this is always the system that I end up having. I’m allergic to contacts and the magnetized sunglasses never sit flush against the main frames. This is the best option. It is always the best choice to switch them around when the car is not moving, but sometimes it is just impossible to do that.