Yes, it's true. I'm as blind as the proverbial bat. So blind that I can't see the alarm clock without my glasses. So blind, that when my eye doctor asked me if I had a back up pair of glasses, I laughed. Why? Because I couldn't comprehend that question. If I don't have a back up pair to the contacts, I literally can't get out of bed.
I remember getting contacts many, many years ago - although I can't seem to remember anything else lately - clear as day. (Get it?! Ha. I slay myself.....) Talk about freeing. Yeah, NOW they have stylish glasses - but back when I was a kid? Not so much. But the ability to wear sunglasses! The not having to push the glasses back up the nose - which was a waste of time in the Texas heat because they'd just slide right back down the sweaty nose. No more taking them off several times a day to polish (do you KNOW how fast those lenses get dirty?) AND - I now had peripheral vision! Yes, I knew other people had it, but I had never experienced it. It was wonderful.
What does any of this have to do with shaving? Well, let me explain.
You take the contacts off. You jump in the shower. You begin to attempt to shave. You can see your armpits fairly clearly because they are practically right under your nose. You begin to shave your legs. Can't see a damn thing. This means your armpits are nice and clean-shaven, your legs? Not so much.
So next time around you leave the contacts in. The view of the legs is nice and clear. The view of the armpits? Not so clear. Ahh, the joys of being near-sighted.
And Hubby wonders why I take so many baths. Easy. Glasses on for legs; glasses off for pits. And there is the added bonus of locking the door, cranking up the iPod which then drowns out any requests being shouted from the other side of the door.
The inspiration for this very random post? Yup. Just took a shower without contacts. Guess that means I won't be wearing a skirt tomorrow.....