Please tell me there are others out there like me

Confession: I have a really hard time throwing out old contact lenses. Every month when I open a new package I put the ones I’ve been wearing into another case so I’ll have a spare pair, which means I have to throw out the lenses that are in the spare case. And every month I have to convince myself that throwing them away is the right thing to do, that it would be impossible for me to see through these calcium encrusted 2 month-old 2 week lenses, and that there is a reason they come in packages of 6. It’s just that I KNOW HOW FREAKIN’ MUCH THEY COST, and throwing them away just doesn’t feel right. I dont’ feel the need to save used paper towels, or aluminum foil, or those little Dove facial scrubs. But contacts…man, it kills me.

Am I the only one?

4 thoughts on “Please tell me there are others out there like me

  1. Oh. my. gosh.

    Heather.. I remember hearing stories about Mama finding Papa’s crumpled up contacts on the floor.. that’s just as bad as “calcium encrusted.” That’s pretty gross.

    Though I’m sure you aren’t the only one.

    Oh yes, by the way, I HATE WORD VERIFICATION.

  2. Although I can’t say that I have as much sentiment with my monthly-replaced contact lenses, I must agree that if doesn’t feel right to throw them away every month.

    Pretty sure you’re not the only one.

    For the records, I just clicked “Go to the next blog” and just so happened to have read this that relates to me.

    And then I read your profile. Blimey, I’m also the same age, I also taught briefly before. And, I’m also VERY fond of Earl Grey – and of course many other caffinated stuffs and baked things.

    Happy blogging!

  3. yes. you ARE the only one!!
    Please tell me you don’t do that contact lick thing…
    I had an old roomate that would spit in the palm of her hand and “rinse out” her contacts. She did this while we were riding the subway back to Brooklyn & all I could think of was that she just cleansed her contacts with beer backwash.
    You don’t seem to have too many other vices so I will let this one slide…

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