We’re seeing things differently in this week’s Editor’s Diary.
No, not you and I This is all about how two people can see a problem — and its solution! — in totally opposite ways.
Mr PF Editor and I have recently each made a sizeable purchase. And the reason for doing so was basically the same . . . Eyesight!
Lockdowns and restrictions have meant I haven’t visited my optician for quite some time. And I have become increasingly aware over the past few months that my vision may not be as sharp as I would like.
I’m blaming 14 months of working on a laptop, of course. Nothing whatsoever to do with advancing years . . .
I’ve been short-sighted for all my adult life, and for most of the time I wear contact lenses. My prescription for those is pretty up to date.
But in the evenings, I like to take my contacts out and relax in my specs instead.
And those are not so up to date.
In fact, the last time I had a new pair was 2014! So it’s little wonder I’m struggling to read listings and sub-titles on the TV with them.
Mr PF Editor has also been experiencing this sort of difficulty lately. He, too, is short-sighted and wears specs all the time.
My solution was to pay a visit to my lovely optician and splash out quite a bit of cash on a very nice new pair of specs, which restore my vision to as close to 20/20 as it is possible to get.
And his? Why, to order a new, much bigger, all-singing, all-dancing television, of course!
Something he’s been hankering after for years but couldn’t really justify when our old but still functional TV was perfectly adequate.
New specs AND a bigger screen – now I just need to find something I want to watch!
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