My New Glasses cost twice as much as my First House!

I went for an eye test yesterday and was impressed with the new technology used to test my eyes. They were photographed, computer analysed and pressure checked, all before my long and short vision was checked in detail on screen, and then my eyes examined in close up by the optician.

The price however was not so impressive as the bill came to a whopping £450.00 but I guess someone must pay for all that new equipment. As I sat there, this price reminded me that I’m ‘getting on a bit’, as the first flat we bought in Pollokshaws, Glasgow, cost exactly half this price! Yes that’s right, £225.00!

My wife Muriel was also getting new glasses yesterday; they were a bit cheaper at £430.00, giving a total of £880.00! Almost 15 x the price of my first car!

The good news however was that our age qualified us for a 25% discount, and with a little bit more negotiation we ended up paying £622.50!

Do you think it would be cheaper flying to Hong Kong? 🙂

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I'm am a married man, a father, grandfather and great grandfather who has been married to Muriel for 62 years. I have worked as an Engineer in the Sugar Business, and as a Manager in the Relief and Development sector. Firstly however, I'm a follower of Jesus Christ and this fact has shaped my life and work.

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