Sunday, February 8, 2009

Optical Conspiracy Theory

In the past six months, Fio has lost three pairs of glasses. Her theory is that they self-destructed.

They were cheap glasses--two pairs for $65--because Fio's eyes won't be fully adjusted from their summer surgery until a full year afterwords and because Fio is cheap. But Fio usually doesn't lose things, especially since nowadays she seldom leaves the house.

Given that the lost spectacles were mostly transparent and thus blended into everything, they shouldn't have disappeared so completely. Unless, of course, they were meant to do so.

Yes, just as appliances are factory-programmed to break down the second the warranty is up, Fio's glasses must have had disappearance built in.

It wasn't her fault.

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