Anyway - back to the present! You have to know first off that these nurses were both heavier women in their 50s or 60s... and you only have to know that because of the way the 12 year old kids are viewing them... older ladies, both wearing glasses.
So this one sweet girl comes to the front of the line - and proceeds to prove that she cannot see. The nurse asks her if she has glasses that she's left at home or in her locker and she replies "I don't wear glasses" and the nurse retorts quickly "You're going to be wearing glasses now" - and the girl walks off - quickly - with tears in her eyes. I wanted to chase her down and give her a pep talk, or a hug, or SOMETHING... of course, I'm probably just another old lady with glasses (oops, I was wearing my contacts) in her mind so I let her go and get some teeny bopper consolation. Apparently the nurse was un-phased - or just didn't notice because we went right on to the next kid (who had great vision).
My question here is - for those of you who have vision issues... was it Devastating for you? Did it seem like a death sentence? Did you believe the old saying of "Boys don't make passes at girls who wear glasses"? Did you leave them in your locker and only pull them out for the bi-annual vision screening?
I certainly only wore mine during math class!
--P.S. by the end of standing there pointing for a few hours my back HURT... good thing they were also doing scoliosis checks!--