When I was at university I got a voucher for a free eye test and a free pair of glasses. I didn't care that I showed absolutely ZERO signs of any need for glasses. I wanted them because they were free. In the same way that, in those days, I ate two Big Macs instead of one, because, if I bought one, I got one free. My first diet started in the second year!
Anyway, I digress. Forget the Big Macs. I really did fancy a pair of glasses and because I was studying English Lit, and doing an awful lot of reading, I managed to convince the optician that, however slight my prescription was, I REALLY needed the glasses. And I REALLY loved the glasses.
Looking back, they were pretty hideous. But I loved them because I felt just that little bit more intelligent and a tiny bit sexy secretary!
So when I actually got round to starting my first job, I upgraded to another pair and moved up a little in the sex appeal scale. Considering that they were still more of a fashion accessory than a necessity, I wore them whenever I remembered to!
And at each job the glasses got better, and I would put them on especially for the boys! People would come and try them on (because they wanted a piece of the action) and protest that they could detect no difference in vision with them on, or off! I would maintain that I needed them them for VDU and SSL.
VDU stands for Visual Display Unit, or computer screen in modern day speak (!)
SSL stands for Sexy Secretary Look.
Note the lack of:
SFE stands for Speccy Four Eyes. A now obsolete phrase in our stylish and bespectacled times.
GGG stands for Gorgeous Glam Glasses
So I find it very exciting that Specsavers are running an amazing competition to find the SPECTACLE WEARER OF THE YEAR 2010, fronted by Gok Wan and Kelly Brooke.
This is for you, if you believe SFE is dead, and that GGG is the way forward see above for glossary). Click here to enter if you say 'YAY'!!!
You can also visit the Specsaver's Competition facebook page.
The winner will get a contract with Storm Model Management for 12 months and a two week All Inclusive holiday to Barbados or St Lucia. And also quite a lot more. Kate Moss is with Storm by the way!
And guess what? The Awards Ceremony will be held at the Victoria and Albert Musesum, one of my fave places!
So if you're with the three Gs and can proudly say you have Gorgeous Glam Glasses, go mad and enter!
And I would love to hear any stories or comments you have about glasses.
Can't wait to hear from you
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