10 things that people who wear glasses are tired of hearing

When I was in elementary school, I often made mistakes in math, because I wrote wrong numbers into my sheets, when I was copying them from the blackboard. I wrote an 8 instead of a 3 and so on, and if I was sitting further from the blackboard, I couldn’t read the numbers at all, so I realized there was something wrong with my eyes. We visited a doctor, and he said I needed glasses. I was 11 at the time, and I wear glasses since then. Although my eyesight didn’t get better, but it got worse, I got totally used to wearing glasses, and I don’t think that glasses make me look worse…but do you know what really grind my gears? When people say these things to me:

  1. “You are so beautiful without glasses.” Only without glasses? So does it mean I’m ugly with glasses? That’s interesting. What do I look like with glasses? Do I have a rotting zombie wound on my forehead with a third hand hanging out of it, or what?

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  2. “You look better when you don’t wear glasses.” Oh really? You look better, when I don’t wear my glasses too…


  3.  “You are so sexy without glasses.” Once a guy wrote this comment on one of my photos on Facebook. My reply was: “I’m always sexy.”
  4. “Don’t you want to try contact lenses?” Don’t you want to shut up? If I wanted to wear contact lenses I would wear them. What’s so hard to understand?
  5. “Don’t you want to get a surgery?” I’ll get an eye surgery, when I want to. If I don’t want to, then I won’t, and as long as I don’t have to wear heavy, thick glasses which look like an ashtray, I won’t.
  6. “You look like a totally different person without glasses.” Ok, I admit it, glasses cover up a part of my nose, and a part of my face around my eyes, but it still doesn’t make me look totally different. I’m the same person with or without my glasses.
  7. “People with glasses are nerds.” I don’t consider myself a nerd. My grades were always ok, but I was never a nerd, there were subjects at school I hated so much, and some other subjects which I liked, but I was never studying too much, I was too lazy for that. And I know a lot of people with glasses who are very far away from being a nerd.
  8. “People who wear glasses are ugly.” Really? Explain me how. I fucking hate this stereotype about the “ugly, fat, ginger, nerdy person with braces” vs. “hot, blue-eyed blonde, but dumb bimbo”. This stereotype comes from films and TV series like Ugly Betty, and so on, where the glasses are a “must have” accessory for the ugly girl.
  9. “Glasses make people look ugly.” This comes from the stereotype I mentioned above. However, if you are really ugly (what is also hard to tell, because what’s ugly for you, might me pretty for someone else and vice versa), it doesn’t matter if you wear glasses or don’t, you are ugly anyways. If you aren’t ugly, then you aren’t ugly even with glasses. Glasses don’t add or take anything to/from your look. They are just an accessory, which you need to see properly. (So you can see the ugly faces of all the annoying assholes in details, muhahaha)
  10. Tries on my glasses, and says: “Wow, you really can’t see.” I don’t take the wheelchair of a disabled person, and say “wow you really can’t walk” either.

That awkward moment… (When you look younger than your age)

  1. When you meet someone new, and they ask how old are you, and their reaction is: “Oh really? You look like 16-18.” or even worse: “What? You are 22? You look like 14. Then you wonder what the hell you are supposed to look like. Have wrinkles? Grey hair?
  2.  When you are small and slim, wear glasses, and your favourite outfit is: jeans, t-shirt, sneakers and a backpack (because wearing comfortable stuff, and being able to run> looking sexy), so people automatically assume you are a highschool girl.
  3. When you decide to wear a skirt and high heels after a long time, because the weather is nice, and you have a date after school. Suddenly it starts to rain, but you have no umbrella (because fuck umbrellas, they are too heavy to carry them in your bag all day). Then random guys come to you with their umbrellas, trying to protect you from the rain, and flirt with you. Then they ask about your age, thinking you are younger, then they realize you are already doing master degree, while they are first graders.
  4. When you go shopping with your mom, but you are they youngest kid in the family, and she was already 40, when she had you, and the shop assistant thinks she’s your grandma.
  5. When your 13-year-old nephew is taller than you, and people think you are siblings.
  6. When you get half price tickets, because you look like a child.penguin
  7. When you can wear your t-shirt from 10 years ago, because you are the same height since you were 13
  8. When you kiss your boyfriend, and a mean old lady comes to you, and gives you a lecture about morals.
  9. When you go to McDonald’s during your 1 hour break at university, and Ronald McDonald asks you, why aren’t you at school.
  10. When the cashier thinks your boyfriend is your older brother.
  11. When everybody says you look younger than your age, but you never really need your ID to get in a club, because you go to underground places, where they don’t really care.
  12. When you don’t even look that young, so you wonder if people are telling you, you look younger, because they think it’s a compliment.
  13. When people say: “In a few years, you will be glad you look younger”.
  14. When you say “Fuck it, I didn’t want to grow up anyways”.
  15. When you are trying to look older, so you dress up more formal, but then you feel like wearing a mask, because it’s absolutely not your style.

Just youngest kid stuff (When you are much younger than your siblings)

That feeling when….
– you are a small kid, your siblings are teenagers and they don’t want to play with you, so you annoy them
…and steal their stuff (even when you don’t need them), and eat their last piece of chocolate (even when you are not hungry), or  you just lock them up in the kitchen because you are a fucking 3 years old troll
– you want to go clubbing with your sis because you like trance, but you can’t because you are only 3 years old
– your sister moves out, but you have another sister so you are not alone
– your sister is the same age as the mom of your classmate, but you just fight over random bullshit like normal siblings do
– she moves out and gives you her old stuff, like clothes, tapes, CDs, furniture, her room…and you finally find a track that you liked when you were small
– your siblings moved out so you have to clean the house at weekends
– your mom is overprotective because you are her youngest kid, and the others have already moved out
– but she doesn’t know how to use the internet (and neither dad can) so noone can control you…
– you are 14 and  your sister is 30, and she is a troll, and she is trying to read your search history in front of your parents…but you have deleted it…so she starts searching for other stuff in your computer…and you fight over the mouse
– when your sister goes somewhere for a weekend, and your mom tells her she will look after her kids, then she asks you to babysit for an hour, then you end up babysitting the whole weekend, because she is doing other stuff (like talking on the telephone all day, cooking dinner, etc.)
– you go somewhere with your nephews/nieces, and look like a teen mom
– you miss the bus, so you call one of your sisters to take you home after school
– you are the youngest “adult” in the family, and people are attacking you with questions like: Do yo have a boyfriend? Why not? Don’t you want one? Don’t you like XY? Why don’t you invite your boyfriend? Where is your boyfriend? When are you going to get married? When are you going to have kids? At 30??? Are you crazy? You are gonna be too old for that, you are 22, a few years and you will be too old…And you are just like “Shut the fuck up man!”
– you are the youngest, and the only one who still lives with their (retired) parents…and you are their “tech support” who removes 30 trojans, 50 malwares and 15 usesless toolbars from mom’s laptop…and explain her 77 times how to send a message on facebook
– you don’t have to cook or to wash your clothes, because mom does it for you
– you get grounded for not telling mom you were going to a party, but you texted her before and she also answered, but forgot about it the other day. Then you show her the texts, and she has to admit you were right, then you both just laugh about it.
– people think you are “mommy’s little daughter”, and that you have no privacy, no freedom, because you live at home, but you actually have more privacy than others at their student rooms, which they share with 3 others
– you don’t have to buy clothes that look vintage, you have real vintage stuff from your older siblings
– everyone is trying to tell you what to do because you are the youngest, but in the end you always do what you want
– you and your sisters laugh about some nasty jokes and mom asks what are you laughing at, you don’t want to tell, so she thinks you are making fun of her