I went to my car yesterday to go for an eye test and noticed a scratch from headlight to tail light on the drivers side, not just a scratch that you could polish out, were talking down to the metal in some places, so not an accident, the way the car was parked meant that whoever did it went out of their way not to be seen as it was parked against a wall with plenty of passing space on the passenger side.
So what makes these imbeciles do it, I think it may have 3 reasons, one is I have pissed someone else off? No, I don't engage much with the neighbours and get on with all of them, two, look at me I am a cool person and I can run my key down the side of this car, three, the old green eyed monster, in this case I believe it to be number two, I have ruled out the others, so it has to be a juvenile, young person, probably young teens, showing off in front of his mates, well you little shit, it's big to scratch a car that can't fight back, but if I ever find out who it was or catch anyone vandalising anything in future I will KICK YOUR ARSE.
So today I am starting a vigilante group, with a gang of superheroes starting with me Captain Grumpy, I am reminded of a famous line from a film of my youth that I have forgotten the title of, however the line remains in my head and is "Don't fuck with the baldies" so my costume will have that line running across the front of my latex underpants. But on a more serious note, why do they do it, it can only be to show off in front of their mates, there is no other gain from such an act, no money, nothing, I can only think of boredom, it's the summer holidays, so it can only be mindless vandalism, and I am serious about kicking arses, in fact maybe I will run a scratch across their faces that will leave a permanent mark, who knows, depends on how grumpy I am that day.
Anyway the second moan of the day is about glasses, spectacles, eye furniture as Dame edna calls them, why so much money? It's about 2 consumables, plastic and glass, now, I usually go to Spec Savers, but I decided for a change 2 years ago to try someone else, so I went to Boots, read reasonable feedback about the glasses and service. Fuck up number one, the glasses they made for me fell apart in less than a week, and I could never wear them as the prescription was obviously wrong, so I went back. had another eye test, same prescription so I dumped them, £180 out of pocket. Next onto Tesco, eye test not the same prescription as Boots, 2 pairs of glasses £100, waste of time, frames OK, but lenses just didn't seem right, so next, ASDA, really good frames, a different prescription from all the others, same problem, not wearable because I just couldn't see right. another £100 down the toilet, so onto Vision Express, eye test, same prescription as ASDA, so I told him that I was finding it difficult to use the gasses from ASDA with the same Prescription, Yes he said but all the supermarkets and 'should have gone to' use cheaper less optically perfect glass, OK I say, how much are yours? £205 just for the lenses, 1 pair and we will fit them into your current frames, so twice the price of all the others, I should mention at this point that all the glasses are veri-focals, so I have taken him on his word, as he has offered me a full refund if I can't use them, so I wait in excited anticipation.
Enough for today, I'm off out, now where did I put those latex under pants?
My new glasses are fantastic, I can see very clearly, well done Vision Express.