Adventures in Optometry!

Following is a list of words and phrases that I had not expected to hear from my optometrist today:

  • Assault Rifles
  • Robots in Space
  • Dog Shit
  • Pedophiles
  • Semen
  • Singularity
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Dismemberment
  • Bipolar
  • Dandelions
  • Chinese Space Tourism
  • Chick Flicks
  • “An Army of Hubbles”
  • Private Jetliner
  • You May Need Glasses

And yet, all of those were uttered some time during the course of my 15 minutes appointment. Made reading those little letters a lot more interesting, though.

That is all.


  1. #1 by Lisa on March 30, 2011 - 8:45 pm

    Elaborate please?! I’m particularly dying to know how the word semen came up at an optometrist visit!

  2. #2 by Bonnie on March 31, 2011 - 12:55 pm

    Please don’t let him/her too close to your eyes.

  3. #3 by dan on March 31, 2011 - 1:25 pm

    It’s kind of too hard to explain the course of the whole conversation that lead to semen, but basically, my optometrist would rather be a computer forensic scientist than a CSI detective, because one deals with data while the other deals with semen. You could say it all made sense in context, if the context weren’t in the middle of an eye exam.

  4. #4 by Mitch on April 30, 2011 - 12:36 pm

    My optometrist has the mouth of a sailor as well. What’s up with those guys?

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