Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Caleb the Genius

If you know me, you probably know that I have worn black, thick-rimmed glasses for quite a while. It seems that of lately though, there has been an outbreak of mockery against me. I have seen around APU's campus a number of people who wear black, thick-rimmed glasses, but without prescription lenses. Sometimes they have no lenses at all!

Let me explain this: PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE TO WEAR GLASSES OUT OF NECESSITY ARE CHOOSING TO TAKE AWAY A FASHION STATEMENT THAT PEOPLE LIKE ME ARE FORCED TO MAKE AGAINST OUR WILL.

Perhaps you do not understand the enormity of the situation.

This is where Caleb comes in. I told him about this after seeing a girl wear these fake glasses. I believe she and the others that do this are trying to look rebellious or cool or something.

"It really bothers me," I told him. "It's like they're taking this thing away from me that I was forced into. It's almost like they are mocking my poor eyesight."

He said this:

"It's like if I rode around in a wheelchair just for fun."

Exactly, Caleb. Exactly.

2 comments:

Danny said...

It's almost like if I read books just to LOOK like I was literate.

or.

Played with lions just to LOOK like a zoologist.

or worse yet.

Put holes in my hand just to LOOK like a messiahesque figure from the early first century whose failed mission lead me to a cross where I was crucified as a false messiah.

It's depressing, isn't it?

WES ELLIS said...

I always wanted to have Rob Bell glasses...