I haven't brought them with me because I lost them, and they are lost good and proper. Here is a blog extract from July last year when I lost my glasses.
Just on a whim, I thought I will check the glass lost property case within the park. The case mostly contains lost keys and car and apartment fobs, but there is a pair of glasses that look like my lost reading glasses. The case was locked but a key was in position. Alas the lock was seized and I couldn't open it.
Then I noticed a lower open ledge where more recent lost keys, fobs etc had been left. Would you believe, there were my reading glasses.
So I lost them last year and found them. I stopped taken my reading glasses with me when going out, relying on my multi focal glasses which I can read with, just not small print.
I took my glasses out with me on Thursday when we went for something to eat from a bakery which we took to the beach, bought coffee and consumed them and then went for a walk for exercise, thereby meeting the reasons for going out under lockdown. I only took them with me as while I am sitting as a passenger in the car, I can use wipes to clean my two pairs of glasses, and my phone screen before the alcohol infused wipes dry out. I slipped them back into the inside pocket of my jacket and I expect I lost them the first time I stepped out of the car near the bakery.
Once home and I realised I had lost them, I drove myself out to backtrack and look for them, including asking in the bakery. I felt it was a futile search and it was.
As I drove home, my mind was racing about getting new glasses under lockdown, with my optometrist being in the city. By the time I was home I had become rational. Mostly I can manage with my normal glasses and I have plentiful supply of $5 reading glasses at home. I will probably replace them in time but there is no rush.
So how was I stupid enough to lose them? Milord, there are mitigating factors. Before we went out, I put on a lighter jacket than the winter one I have been wearing, the lighter one not worn since we returned from Covid free New South Wales in April or May earlier this year.. I felt inside the jacket and wow, my hand slipped into internal pockets on both sides of the jacket. I put my reading glasses inside the left hand pocket, I took them out in the car to clean them and put them back in the same pocket.
But when does a deep vertical pocket become something a pair of glasses can slip out of? How was I to know the pocket wasn't a pocket? Photos tell you why.