Hand Telescope Gives You 20/20

Redlands, California
September 1, 2016 12:18pm CST
2O/20 is what we call perfect vision here in America. Just in case people in other countries call it something else. Like perfect vision. I have real poor vision. I think it actually cost me a job at one time. I was pretending to be a lumper or what we call a person who loads and unloads trucks by hand. You had to stack the boxes on a pallet while sorting them by various means that was provided on a tiny label. I had a hard time seeing the lettering. Meaning, I was taking to long to stack the boxes. A easy solution could have fixed the problem. Them highlighting the part that needed to be sorted. Like the company was going to work around me and they gave me the boot for slow production. I was actually OK with that, as the company seemed to have this work harder and not smarter policies. One of those companies that thought they had to treat their employees like crap to toughen them up. So most everyone was a jerk. Anyway, my old retired fire chief buddy taught me something when I told him, I was blinder than a bat. He said that is why he makes his hand telescope. It allowed him to see the time or what ever sports scores were flashing across the TV at our local watering hole. I always thought he was doing that to goof around. Kind of like saying he had to much to drink. Well, it could have been that also. I tried it and I would be dammed that I could finally see the time clearly. Just make a fist, leave a little hole, look through the hole like you would a telescope. You may have to adjust the size of the hole to get the perfect vision you are looking for, but it works. Of course, the smart person would just get corrective lenses.
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@CinnamonGrl (5772)
• Paradise, California
1 Sep 16
I'm Mr. Magoo as a bat myself. I just had a mental picture of us all peering through our fists as we walk down the street.
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• Redlands, California
1 Sep 16
That would be quite funny and I personally only use the hand telescope at home or at bars. That way people are to intoxicated to see how silly I look with my hand telescope. lol
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• United States
1 Sep 16
Haha that is a hoot my friend! I believe I have done that a time or two without thinking. Yes, to get corrective lenses would be the thing to do though. Wonder if the drink helped him see also? lolz Oh yeah, places like the one you mentioned to work are for the birds..good you got out of that place, no one needs grumps to work for or with.
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• Redlands, California
1 Sep 16
lol. You never know with that guy. It was indeed where I realized the grass is just not greener on the other side.
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• United States
5 Sep 16
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@Corbin5 (88790)
• United States
1 Sep 16
Sounds like a good idea to me. Tried it. It does work. Could really come in handy for me!
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• Redlands, California
1 Sep 16
Can't find your spectacles. Have your handy telescope ready. Pun intended. lol
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@Corbin5 (88790)
• United States
1 Sep 16
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@teamfreak16 (37825)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Sep 16
Yeah, but this much more fun than corrective lenses!
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• Redlands, California
2 Sep 16
True. lol
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