Another kind of idiot

I’ve never had dry eye before, so when I started having a stinging sensation under my eyelid, I turned to Google. Apparently, wearing contacts can dry out your eyes. WebMD recommended eyedrops for short-term relief so off I went to the little grocery store near my office.

I’m pretty sure I wasn’t the only one who spent a while browsing before heading to the pay. I did pull out my phone to compare Clear Drops with Visine. Clear Drops won.

At the counter, after serving the person in front of me, the attendant asked, “Did you put anything in your pocket?”

“Excuse me?” I asked.

“I was busy serving someone so I couldn’t tell if you did.”

I silently pulled out my phone, car keys and wallet from my pockets.

He looked down and nodded. He must have seen something in my eyes when his met mine because he took a step back.

“I’m sorry, it’s just…”

“Here,” I handed him the eyedrops and my credit card. I was pretty sure any excuses he had would only make me angrier.

The eyedrops worked, thankfully, but I doubt I’ll be going in there in the future.

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