Now I can't say for sure this statement is true, even though during the many years I wore glasses on a daily basis, I did have a few guys tell me that to my face.
I now wear glasses only at night and on Sundays, thanks to contacts, but that doesn't mean I didn't sympathize with poor Pam from the Office last week. I have "back up glasses" that I'm embarrassed to wear outside of my apartment too. And I'm blind enough without my glasses or contacts that I would have to put my nose to the paper to actually see my hand writing. And forget about operating any kind of machinery.
No matter how self-conscious I was about my glasses, having someone remind me how unsightly I was in them kills the self-esteem a bit. And sadly, I didn't have a smokin' hot boyfriend like Jim who would still love me even when I had to wear them in public. So this week I'm putting Michael Scott from the Office "on notice" because telling Pam, who was obviously uncomfortable in her glasses, that she looks like an "ugly scientist," and has "given up" on finding love is almost as bad as a guy telling me that my glasses are the one thing keeping me from love. Guess what? I wear contacts now and I am still as clueless as I was before.
To see Pam in glasses check out the deleted scene on Stephanie's blog. It's actually pretty amusing. Maybe I'll have to start working without my glasses and contacts so I don't have to see unpleasant things either.