Saturday, February 9, 2019

International Relations


Still circulating. This was an interesting couple sitting in a corner. She is a bit exotic. Turns out she is Hungarian. (Which makes me unable to get this out of my mind.) Note the small flag pin on her hat. Simply charming. 

There was some brief time to talk to her companion, below, but I didn't quite get what was going on. The double glasses get your attention and I have a guess about the reason. Eyeglasses are expensive in the US. Mine, complex trifocals, are horrifying. Only a limited number of people in this country have vision insurance. Almost all the many brands of optical shops are owned by the Italian parent company, Luxotica, which can charge what it wants. My theory is that the gentleman has monovision glasses, needs bifocals, and they just cost too much. If I'm right, it's another statement about healthcare in America.       


4 comments:

William Kendall said...

I do know eye glasses are quite seriously expensive. I have a pair for driving.

Sharon Anck said...

I bet you are right and explains perfectly why I have my new prescription tucked away and haven't gotten new glasses yet.

The Padre said...

Gorgeousness - Well Done

Cheers

Jack said...

You caught the woman with a fine, almost glowing smile. Love it.