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Clean Your Glasses And Keep Looking

, , , | Working | June 4, 2021

I have moved to a new area and am looking around at eye doctors. I know I’m slightly far-sighted, but at the time of my last appointment, I didn’t need more than reading glasses. That was a long time ago, though, so I don’t know if I need more than reading glasses or even whether I still need reading glasses at all. I notice that an eyecare place in the same parking lot as my work is advertising “two pairs of glasses for $60, and a free eye exam.” As I don’t know whether I need the glasses at all, I decide to call them to find out how much just the exam is.

Employee: “Thank you for calling [Location] Optical. How can I help you?”

Me: “Hi! I was driving past your building, and I noticed your sign about two pairs of glasses and a free eye exam, but I was wondering how much just the eye exam costs if it turns out that I don’t need glasses.”

Employee: “Just the eye exam would be $45, and we would give you a print-out of your prescription. Unfortunately, we don’t have any more appointments left for today. Can I have your name spelled out, so I can schedule you an appointment for tomorrow?”

Me: “My name is [My Name], but I’m not yet ready to schedule an appointment. I’m still looking at my options. I just wanted to know how much the exam would be.”

Employee: “[My Name], that’s a beautiful name. I bet you’re a very classy lady. I’ll tell you what I’ll do; I’ll put you down for an appointment for Monday, and if you need to change it, or if you decide to call somewhere else, there’s no fee to change or cancel it; just call us. So that’s [M-Y N-A-M-E]; do I have the spelling right?”

I’m a little startled by how hard he’s pushing.

Me: “Thank you, but like I said, I’m just looking around right now. Thank you so much for answering my question. Have a great day!”

I hung up before he could make another push. I haven’t ruled that company out for certain yet, but they were pretty high on my list, since they’re right next to my work, and now they’re at the very bottom of it!


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