If you are like me, you are low income. It doesn’t matter why, but you are, and sometimes you need things to prevent your quality of life from dipping too much. Like a decent pair of eyeglasses.
Zenni Optical was brought to my attention by one of the residents at the clinic I interned at. The staff is remarkably skilled and it was my privilege to be able to work with them for 300+ hours. Anyway, they serve many low-income folks and, instead of them sending them to their optician to look at frames, they recommended taking the up-to-date prescription and plugging it in at Zenni to get a decent pair.
What you need:
Your eyeglasses prescription. Get it however:
Dig it up from your paperwork
Call the last place that did your exam and pick it up
Pay for a new eye exam, decline fitting, and take the paper
Your pupillary distance.
This is likely on your script somewhere. Look for “PD” and the number behind it. Otherwise, try this.
Cheapest pair is about $7. US shipping is a flat $4.95 no matter how many pairs you order. Sales are often so, sometimes, shipping is free. You can also order prescription sunglasses choosing Add Standard Lens Tint.
I recently order my sunglasses because my eyes were going to boil out of their sockets. Paid $30. Took about a week. Came with a lens wipe cloth, PD ruler, and a case. Lenses are accurate and the frame doesn’t feel cheap or unbalanced.
I’ve ordered two pairs of glasses from here and both were amazing. The only reason I had to order two is because I got the plastic frames and I have a habit of tossing my glasses onto the bed instead of, you know, gently setting them down like you’re suppose to.
The first pair was about $25 and the second about $30.
I don’t get it. Both Irene Adlers were defeated because they fell for Sherlock Holmes, because of their sentimental feelings for him, but one is bashed and her writers are called names (Sherlock) and one is celebrated and her writers are called progressive (Elementary). I guess I’m thick but I see no difference between them, neither won and both let their feelings for him cloud their judgment.
Allow me to explain.
In BBC, Irene is hyper-sexualized, introduced as a lesbian woman, who’s sexuality is then ignored in order for her to get wet in the panties for Sherlock. It is revealed that she only posed a threat in the first place because she was given help from Moriarty, a man. She is then defeated when Sherlock proclaims that sentiment is a “chemical defect of the losing side”, reenforcing ”Women are so weak and emotional and girly feelings make you weak” tropes, and the episode ends with Sherlock having to go and save her from the scary scary terrorists.
In Elementary, however, Irene works to SUBVERT the classic “damsel” trope. We are told that she was killed to get to Sherlock, only to be recovered and in need of “healing.” (Bonus! Even in scenes where she is changing, she is never hyper-sexualized) However, the entire thing is a trick. Irene is actually the one in power. She manipulated SHERLOCK’S feelings in order to dominate him. Her needing rescue was only a trick, praying on Sherlock’s emotional buy in to the classic “damsel” narrative. The vast majority of the male antagonists in the show were only HER pawns. And let’s be clear here: She DOES beat him. She defeats Sherlock. Irene/Moriarty is only defeated because she underestimated JOAN, not because of her sentimentality. Because she only saw Joan as a “mascot.” (And woah, the racial implications there are intense). In fact, Moriarty is primarily empowered by her emotions, talking about how her ability to manipulate people’s feelings is one of her sources of strength.
You see, the BBC narrative buys into sexist tropes and the systematic disempowerment of women, along with a healthy dash of queer-baiting.
Elementary deliberately subverted those sexist tropes, demonstrates the power of women, and only has Moriarty defeated by underestimating another woman.
If a thief forces you to take money from an ATM, do not argue or resist. What you should do is punch your pin in reverse. EX: if your pin is 1234 you punch 4321. The moment you punch in the reverse, the money will come out but will be stuck in the machine and the machine will immediately alert the police without the theif’s knowledge. Every ATM has this feature.
Reblog this so everyone knows, this happens all the time especially in the city
ATM’S DO NOT HAVE THIS FEATURE. I CANNOT BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE ACCIDENTALLY PUT IN A PIN NUMBER BACKWARDS AT AN ATM FOR WHATEVER REASON, AND IT JUST GIVES AN ERROR MESSAGE SAYING INCORRECT PIN.
I ALSO CANNOT BEGIN TO TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I HAVE HAD TO EXPLAIN TO CUSTOMERS OF THE BANK I USED TO WORK CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR THAT NO, AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINES DO NOT FUCKING DO THIS.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF SOMEONE GRABS YOU AT AN ATM AND THREATENS YOU FOR ALL YOUR ACCOUNTS MONEY? YOU GIVE THEM YOUR GODDAMN MONEY, CALL THE POLICE, AND THEN CALL THE BANK. THE CAMERA ON THE FUCKING ATM SHOULD HAVE CAUGHT THEIR FACE, AND THERES USUALLY ANOTHER CAMERA NEARBY JUST IN CASE THEY SHIELD THEMSELVES FROM THE ATM CAMERA. CALL THE POLICE FIRST, AND THEN CALL YOUR FUCKING BANK. TELL THE PERSON WHO WORKS FOR THE BANK WHAT HAPPENED, AND THEY WILL TAKE THE POLICE REPORT NUMBER, AND RETURN THE MONEY TO YOUR GODDAMN ACCOUNT.
THAT IS THE FUCKING POLICY IN THE EVENT OF THIS KIND OF CRIME BEING COMMITTED AGAINST ANY BANKING CUSTOMER.
ATM MACHINES DO NOT HAVE THIS FUCKING FEATURE, STOP SPREADING GODDAMN LIES THAT CAN GET PEOPLE FUCKING HURT SHOULD THEY BE IN THAT PREDICAMENT.