Kevin has done a great job of being there for me and that can be really tough with me having spent the last 15 years in Alaska and now moving to Mongolia. But lately he has come through with some timely gifts.
Shortly after I arrived in New York (wow… it has already been a month since then!) Kevin sent two pairs of frames for glasses to me. I took them to an eyeglass store at the mall but it was just going to be too expensive to have lenses put in them without buying my frames there. The salesman thought the frames were “dope” and that one pair would make cool sunglasses. But the price to get lenses put in was more expensive than buying frames and having lenses installed.
So I went to one of those big box stores that I really despise because of their tradition of destroying small businesses, poor employee benefits, and attractiveness to the least desirable segment of the American population.
Their eye doctor wasn’t in but would be in in five days – the day I left. So I asked if I could bring in a prescription. Sure. Not a problem at all. I just had to bring that in and let the eye doctor look at it… the same eye doctor that would be coming in on the day that I left. Gee. Thanks for the help.
So I am hoping I can get my lenses put in when I get back to Mongolia for cheap. After all, we spent about 1/10th on Jordan’s braces as we would have in the US!
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