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Feather duster or cat?

September 21st, 2016

My aging eyes are starting to fail me. Things are a little fuzzy, I've noticed this year.

I'm guessing they're 20/60. I got glasses a few years ago when they were 20/40 and 20/50, respectively, but they've worsened a tad since.

Make sure I wear these now.

Make sure I wear these now.

A recent trip to Longs really put this in perspective for me, pun kind of intended. Standing in line at the pharmacy, I saw a fuzzy brown object on the top shelf all the way in the back, maybe 20 feet away.

"Is that a stuffed cat in a curled up position, or is that my eyes?" I asked Claus. Odd decoration for a pharmacy.

"It's a feather duster," he responded flatly.

What a nice feather duster.

What a nice feather duster.

I knew he was dying to make fun of me but he dared not. Still! I know you inside and out, Claus Hansen! I know what that look means! Even if you deny it!

I've started packing my glasses in my purse when I go out, though sometimes I still forget. Sorry if you wave at me and I don't respond.

I'm not a snob. I'm a bat.

Posted in family | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Feather duster or cat?”

  1. AJ:

    Feather-dusting cat. Cat-dusting feather. An actual cat. Could have been anything, really.

  2. Diane Ako:


  3. AJ:

    Better work on your echolocation, Diane.

  4. Diane Ako:

    To do list for this weekend: 1) Acquire nasal sacs. 2) Insert into forehead. 3) Use my melon.

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