February 28, 2017

I Spent The Day Out With My Sister Sunday...

... Well once I woke up we spent the rest of the day out. :)

Last Monday I had planned on going to Cohen's for an eye exam and new 'real glasses. I found a coupon online, from them, for both for $99. I thought that my sister would just come along, but she wanted her own too, so I printed out another coupon for her and we planned to go out. But after she told someone that we had appointments I decided to call to make sure if we needed an appointment or not. I hadn't made one.

The lady on the other end said that I had to make an appointment for the eye exam, so I did, and then forgot that I didn't make one for my sister, so I called again and we got them back to back on Sunday.

In true fashion I was up until 4-5am Saturday night/Sunday morning. I then made myself go to sleep so I could get 5 hours of sleep. I got up took a bath, greased up, combed and plated my hair and then walked, dressed and with shoes on over to see how far my sister is, she is laying in bed not dressed. I'm looking at her as if I couldn't believe it. I heard her in the bathroom a good twenty mins ago and she takes like 15 mins to get ready unlike me.

So she looks up from the book she was reading or whatever on her iPad and just looks at me until it dawns on her why I'm wearing a dress skirt never mind dressed to go out. I pointed out what time we had the appointment for and she says that uber told her it was 9 min drive. I told her if she was lucky it would be 9 mins. She clearly forgot to think about waiting for it to get here, anything that might happen on the way there, and then finding the eyeglasses place.

And that is one of the reasons why when she was rushing through the mall to get there, I just looked at her. The other reason being I was wearing sandals that didn't have a back. Yes, I'm aware that it was 30 degrees out yesterday, but I thought it would be ok for just jumping from building to car and car to building. And it was. :)

Well, she called the place and told that we were running late, so it wasn't that bad. When we got there, it wasn't where I expected it to be. There was another place that was spelled almost the same and had the same font used in their logo. I wasn't the only one that got mixed up because of it. I found that out when I asked directions.

So when we got there, we had to find out a paper and they asked if I had insurance. I thought that was very odd for some reason. I guess it has been about 3 years since I got my other glasses and that was the first time. I got through my bit just fine. I went in the back, they used three machines on me to estimate things. I guess it shaved down on having the doctor start from scratch for each person. When I was with the doctor, I had to keep pulling away from that eye thing I was looking through as she changed lens to rub my eyes and refocus them. I wasn't going to get bad lenses this time again.

That happened the last time I brought a coupon to an eye glasses place before I got the other set with my NYC insurance that really worked.

Anyway, I made it clear that needed glasses for reading, also working off of past mistakes, and when we were just about done I asked her about Lasik. In a lot more words she basically said that I was too old to have any lasting effects from it. Ok. I go out and my sister wants me to try out frames. She told me that it was the first three rows were frames we could pick from. So I point to something and he tells me no, these three rows. I then point out to him that those are columns. :shakes head:

I smiled at him and looked at two frames. My sister started in on me on how I wore my glasses. I've had smaller glasses so I would wear them a little low on my nose so I could look over them at things and people I needed to. I need bifocals, but I can't afford them. So when she's telling me that I should wear them higher on my bridge I asked her, repeatedly, if she had the money to buy bifocals for me. She just went back to saying I shouldn't be wearing them that way.

Now that I think about it, that may have had a hand in how she was treated later, but it shouldn't have since I'm her sister and they weren't family to us. But if they were, they wouldn't have done that to her anyway. I'll get to that later.

So I ended up picking my second choice. I didn't realize how comfy they were until after I got home and were wearing them around. :) Picture of them later.

So, I get measured for my frames while my sister is getting light shun in her eyes and then seeing the doc. When she was done she came out to get measured also and as he's lifting it to her face she all but backs away from it. She can see things close up, and her germaphobia had her asking him for disinfectant and wipes to clean off as much of it as she could before he could do what he had to.

We then went to walk around the mall while he made the lenses and so on. Most of our time ended up being spent in Bed, Bath and Beyond. My sister had gotten some things from Cinnabun. I had my pills on me, but they are for just in case. They are not a license to eat dairy in public.

I kept an eye out for a tech store, but now that I remember that it's an outlet mall, I guess hoping for real tech was me just wishing. So we were in Bed, Bath and Beyond when we were called to come pick up our glasses. I got mine first and he gave me stuff to read to make sure and everything was great. He even took a while cleaning my lenses for some reason. Around this time my sister is complaining that there is something wrong with her lenses, they weren't in well enough and that they weren't cleaned and that she see's specks in her lenses. When I finally got my hands on them to see what specks she was talking about, I told her that they were a part of the lenses. She was being her picky and fast talking self, so I let most of it go, but once in a while I told her to cool it and she was kinda smiling, I think at one point. Then she got around to actually putting them on after I read the finest print on what I was given to test out the glasses.

It seems that besides one lens being loose in the frame, one or the same lens wasn't what it was suppose to be and just blurred her eyesight. As she was getting started, I checked my watch and saw that it was 4:26pm. We had found the movie theater and bought tickets to see The Wall at 4:25pm. So she told me to go while she dealt with this.

The movie theater wasn't that far so it didn't take me long, but I had to go outside. It was right next to the mall, but it wasn't attached like I thought it was before we came there. So I go in and I expected to see a somewhat full room. I was even a little nervous since the place close to us is almost always me and two other people. I turned the corner to look for a seat and the place is only half full. Well, at least I was able to get the seat that I was use to getting. I hoped that she would show up before the movie actually started. She walks faster than I do, even in sneakers. But the movie started and she hadn't shown up yet. She ended up walking in about 10-15 mins into the movie. Not bad.

I was more once again impressed my China. It was a great movie. I had unfairly started to rant about this before I stopped myself and said to give it a chance weeks ago. I was still riding my disdain for what they did in the movie 'Gods of Egypt'. Yes, I'm talking about the white-washing they did in that film. If they didn't have that one black guy in there, I don't know if I would have bothered watching the movie at all.

So after the movie, she tells me how they told her that she wasn't use to wearing glasses and that she had to get use to them and wear them for one day and if they were still bothering her to bring them back the Tusday. She told that she when they open and close she's at work, She can't just leave the glasses and just pay for eye exam because the coupon said no refunds. She thinks that the doc wrote down the wrong thing and I'm sure with how fast she was talking didn't help, so what was suppose to be a deal on exams and glasses is getting expensive for her because she can't use the glasses, but now she seems set on having a pair and she is going somewhere else to see an eye doctor to get a prescription and then taking that to made to fit the frames she now has. And her insurance doesn't cover any of this because her cheapskate boss won't pay for it. He has insurance for them but it doesn't really cover anything. I'm this close to tell her to opt out. Since she has to pay for everything anyway, she should save her money. Another rant for another day.

So we leave and I'm starving. I was hoping to grab something on my way into the movie, but I walked past nothing but deserted concession stands. So we went to the food court. Just in time to walk around and watch everyone shut down. Well almost everyone. We were one of the last people who go into Jonny Rocket. I think I skipped through a Jonny Rocket once, 8 years ago. By now it's 7pm.

We split fries and onion rings I got. We each had our own burger and I sent back my tea. I don't know what I expected, but I didn't expect a small cup of hot water and a tea bag. Other than disappointment I felt like there was caffeine in there, so before I sent it back I asked him if it decaffeinated. He said that he didn't know, so I sent it back without touching it. I had water with my meal which was fine. Everything tasted fine. Great even. We took out time. hung out, then walked towards Dunken Donuts to get some donuts before calling for an Uber. I know, people are up in arms over it, but I'm not one of those people. It's just how I get around this place. If they go away, then I'll use Lyft or whoever else comes along.

When we got to DD they were closed so we called Uber. While we were waiting, I saw a guy in there tossing the donuts into the trash. So I asked for them. I don't know if he just wouldn't outrightly tell me that he couldn't give them to me or was playing dumb or he couldn't understand me, but it went in circles that they were closed. That he already put them in the trash and then when I asked for the ones that he hadn't tossed yet, he said that they were closed. I didn't want to play. I was already losing my cool. It was such a waste. I could have given some to upstairs. My sister could have taken some to work. But no. "We are closed" as he tosses them into the trash in front my face. And I'm not crying over just donuts. Muffins, breads, anything that they made. I wonder if he would give them to me if I had shown up a min before closing and asked? I don't think so. I really thought about dumpster diving. But I just walked away so I would see him.

The car came, we got in, saw IHOP on the way out, and was a little surprised as I got out of the car that we spent the whole day out. It was nice. But before we went inside, I went and got the boxes that I flattened and put out since last week. The person who put out the trash doesn't seem to know or remember to put them out. so while they were dry I did it before going inside. Then my sister had me enter each room to make sure that her imagination didn't come to life and was waiting for her anywhere in the apt.

And now I've recounted a good day. Oh, back in Bed, Bath and Beyond, she almost got us these little towels with our letters on them. She found her 'P' but no 'J' for me. I told her no. Just no. We don't even have a towel rack in our bathroom. What are we getting it for?

PS. I'll come back and read this over another day. I've spent way to long writing this and I want to go into my bed now. Later. 

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