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I just don't get it. 
12th-Sep-2008 03:39 pm
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I know that lots of people do the hero worship thing.

I don't care what you think about our new Greatest Celebrity Palin -- But why on EARTH would so many people order "glasses just like hers" that the frames are now back-ordered. $375 frames!

Good grief! If I'm going to be spending that kind of money on frames, they'd better make some pretty darned good coffee!
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12th-Sep-2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
The hell with coffee; for $375, those frames better be providing sexual favors.
12th-Sep-2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
I know, right?
12th-Sep-2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
"If I'm going to be spending that kind of money on frames, they'd better make some pretty darned good coffee!"

Snerk!
12th-Sep-2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Michael Palin wears glasses?

http://www.michaelpalinforpresident.com/

Who will she pick for the ministry of silly walks--so many to choose from!
13th-Sep-2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, that video is beautiful Thank you.
12th-Sep-2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
My most recent frames ran $350, and they're not designer frames (the optician had a discount on those). Flexon frames (which I don't really need) with polarized clip-on sunglasses (which I do) -- the less expensive frames didn't have clip-on sunglasses available. Zenni is *not* an option with my script. Not that I'm all that interested in penny-pinching on my glasses in the first place. The only time I tried to spend less on glasses I wound up spending more in the long run, plus I had the 'joy' of trying to convince the lab that "yes, this *is* the script I got from the optometrist. I don't care if it looks wrong. Grind it again." four times. and they still didn't get it right.
13th-Sep-2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
$350 = Ouch!

Before Lasik, I had a pretty strong prescription, expensive glass, but could usually find a frame in the $30 price-range at Co-Op Optical. The time I needed to go up into the $90 range to get something that I thought I could wear I was quite annoyed.

The only time I had issues with getting the wrong glasses was in England when my glasses broke, and they mixed up the eyes, so I coudln't see with the new ones, so had to come back the following week, (I remember riding my bike following my mom's bike, the tail-light on which I could barely see in the dusk. Seeing the road was not possible.)
12th-Sep-2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Do the people who ordered them even need glasses? I mean, I know people wear glasses with nonprescription lenses because they think they look more studious. The last time I bought prescription lenses for my frames they cost roughly that much. I bought the cheapest frames I could. No way I'd ever buy frames that cost that much if I absolutely didn't have to. It's really dumb if they don't even need glasses.
13th-Sep-2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
I hadn't even thought that people might be just buying them to put clear glass in. That might be a new definition for absurd. (Or is that pathetic.)
13th-Sep-2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
Some months back, well before any fad regarding Palin's glasses may have begun, I remember hearing a story that glasses are considered fashionable in some circles now, to the point that some people with no visual impairment were indeed buying "fashionable" frames with plain glass in the frames.
15th-Sep-2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
*rolls eyes*
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