As I am in the habit of reading books and extensive browsing, my eyesight became a bit troubled and when visited the Opthalmologist, he recommended that I go for an eye test, maybe I needed glasses.
After an elaborate exchange of lens, I was told that I require glasses only to read. After carefully choosing the frame ( got frameless and slim glasses which would fit in almost anything and everthing), I finally got my first glasses. There were pre-advises from my family that I order for two sets, in case I lose one. So, came home with brand new two sets of glasses. Once you know your power, these are readily available over the counter. Started using one on regular basis, with the other pair safely kept. If while reading, I need to go to kitchen or do some other work, I would simply remove the glasses and keep on the table and reuse again. I never had the habit of keeping the glasses inside the case as it was in use continuously except for short breaks.
That was the D-day when I went to the kitchen for preparing food and was quite busy. I was actually reading the newspaper before I went to the kitchen. Once, my kitchen work was over, began to look for my glasses. I went to the table and to my disbelief it was not there. Thought, I must have kept in the kitchen. Searched there too, but no use. After a vigilant search for 10 minutes in all the possible places, I finally had to take help from my husband and daughters. The moment I told that my glasses were missing, came advises from everyone. 'I know ma, this is going to happen one day', came my daughter. 'I was telling you to keep the glass in the case but you would not listen' came my husband. In fact, they wanted me to have a chain tied to the frame so that I can always hang it on my neck when not in use. I did not heed to this idea. And the search continued. After half an hour of search, we came to a consensus that I would be using up my second set.
When I went to get my second pair, I could not find that too in the place where I thought I had kept. There was this extensive cleaning last week, maybe it got displaced. As I had written earlier, the glass was as such rimless and it is too slim and not very legible. When I did not return back, I could hear my family entering behind me and concluding that I lost my other pair too. Then, there was this frantic search as they know I spend my leisure time either reading or in front of the computer. My daughters suggested that I should begin chanting the slokas which I normally recite when I lose things genuinely.!!!!
When the search failed, I decided to go to the Optical shop and get a new pair on Monday. So, for the weekend, I was jobless, I felt quite upset about the fact. Couln't even go shopping as I found difficult to read the contents on the jar and the price. The whole weekend, I was sulking and sighing not having anything much to do except watch television.
On Monday morning, I came home with two more sets and declared to everybody where I was keeping the second pair. The very same day, I had to clean the top freezer and to my surprise found my lost pair of glasses there. Wondering how it would have gone inside the fridge of all the places. Might be that I had opened the freezer with my glasses and then kept on top of the fridge which would have fallen inside. Then, came the other surprise too. My other lost pair too was found within a few days. So, now I have four pairs kept in strategic locations in the house. I am light at heart, that I have the luxury of losing all three pairs and still have one left to survive. Hehehehehehehe